Dressing during the summer months in the city can be a challenge. The combination of intense humidity and ferocious air conditioning can make getting dressed in the morning feel like a losing battle, especially when come 9:30am we’re already a sweaty, sticky mess. And although it’s near impossible to totally beat the heat in Hong Kong, we’ve learned how to stay feeling and looking cool, even when temperatures soar, simply by paying close attention to our clothes labels.
For a relaxed off-duty look, this outfit is easy to throw on, and will not only look good, but will also keep you feeling cool all day long. Black linen trousers are a great staple for when the weather heats up and we can’t bear to wear jeans but still want to keep our legs covered. We love these Cuffed Linen Beach Pants by Three Dots, or opt for these Pull-on linen-blend trousers from H&M. Tuck a super soft and breathable white bamboo cotton tee into your bottoms and pair with classic white trainers.
If you’re doing any travelling over the summer, we think this is a perfect option as the materials let your skin breathe and are comfy enough for the flight, but the long trousers will stop your legs from getting cold in chilly cabins! Just throw a soft shawl into your carry on (we’ve got our eye on this Bamboo Tote bag) to work as a blanket and you’ll be set for before, during, and after your flight.
Put a grown up spin on your shorts this summer and pair yours with a matching blazer in a neutral colour palette for a relaxed, yet luxe look that’s perfect for the warmer months. Whistles has us covered with its white Linen Double Breasted Blazer and matching Linen Shorts, or we’re also fans of this relaxed linen blazer from ASOS Design, which can be worn with H&M’s linen blend shorts.
Keep the look simple and smart by wearing a simple silk cami underneath, and complete your look with neutral sandals and chunky gold earrings.
For an easy-to-wear and city appropriate look for summer, we can’t get enough of this PHOENIX Utility Denim Playsuit from Topshop. Embracing the utility trend, this playsuit is 100% cotton, and the simple design involves minimal effort, but offers up maximum style.
Although the playsuit comes in three colours (khaki, ecru and bleach denim), we love the ecru shade for the summer months. Keep the look simple by pairing the piece with these Roman-inspired Dash Sandals by Dolce Vita, or these ALDO Gludda leather flat strap sandals. No summer look is complete without a cute and seasonal bag, and we love this Kaia Mini Bucket Bag to bring the look together.
You can’t go wrong with a simple linen dress when hot weather hits, and this season there are plenty to choose from. Previously unavailable in Hong Kong, & Other Stories has just landed on ASOS and we love this belted linen blend midi dress. Or if you’re into the trend for shirt dresses, we’ve got our eye on this Zara offering or this sleeveless Mango dress. Whichever dress you opt for, pair the look with this soft pink Leonard Croc Wristlet and classic Castaner Wedges.
Much like the linen dress, a classic look that’s easy to throw on is this Linen-blend jumpsuit from H&M. The wide leg and tie waist style is flattering for any shape, and the fabric is sure to keep you feeling cool whether you’re staying in the city or enjoying a weekend away.
Pair with Edie Wedge Espadrilles by Rag & Bone and this Small 7 Tassel Basket by JADEtribe for an easy, breezy summer look.