10 Pieces of Lightweight Clothing To Keep You Cool All Summer Long

It’s hot out there. These breathable shirts, pants, sneakers, and jackets will keep you looking — and feeling — cool.

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Summer is here and so is the heat, which means one defining theme should dominate your style choice: staying cool. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your look. It simply means that you should take some extra care in seeking out clothing options that are lightweight, breathable, and still look great.

Now, there’s a difference between straightforward summer style essentials and the sort of clothing that’s made for the long haul as the thermostat ascends ever higher. Classic textiles like linen, cotton, and bamboo blends are your new best friends (if they weren’t already), and there’s an even more souped-up breed of lightweight menswear picks (some made with tech-savvy fabric) geared to help you beat the heat.

From quick-dry caps and airy, loose weave shirts to stretchy, UPF 50 + pants and stylish footwear with standout breathability, here are ten items to keep you cool this season.