Mid-summer means weekend BBQs, picnics in the park and pints in the beer garden – but it also means sweltering hot commutes. We don’t know why most trains and buses still don’t have air con (TFL, take note), but when it comes to the warmer months, you need to dress smart to make sure you stay cool, calm and collected on your way to work.
Lightweight fabrics and oversized fits are breezy options that’ll let air get to your skin to cool you down. But keeping cool doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style! We’ve rounded up the best pieces that’ll have you feeling and looking cool on that commute into the city.
Oh, and if you want to know how ASOS DESIGN fits, check out our size guide here.
Leg to train-seat contact? No thank you. There’s nothing worse than your bare skin touching those seats, so opt for an easy breezy midi skirt when you know you’ll be getting the train.
Opting for an oversized T-shirt will let air get to your torso which will keep you nice and cool. There’s nothing worse than a figure-hugging T-shirt in the summer; feeling sweaty is not a vibe. Plus, baggy tees are bang on trend right now, so you can’t go wrong.
Perfect for wearing with those baggy T-shirts, legging shorts offer a stylish contrast to oversized fits while covering enough of your leg so that your skin doesn’t get caught on hot benches. If you’ve ever sat on a seat that’s been in the sun for five hours, you’ll know what we mean.
If there’s one fabric you need for summer, it’s linen. One of the most breathable materials out there, linen encourages air flow, has a floaty finish and looks cute, too.
Face coverings and sunglasses are a match made in hell. Instead, go for a bucket hat when you’re walking to the office to keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Oh, and it’ll give you a ‘lil privacy when you’re napping on the train home.