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Clockwise from left: Black Fedora by Hat Attack Featuring Tuleste Market, Striped Farmers' Market Tote by J.Crew, Geometric Shorts by Gap, Paolo Top by Rebecca Minkoff, and Vanishing Splice Shirt Dress by ZIMMERMANN

While this week has been pleasantly warm, last week's brush with sultry temperatures was a reminder that the city becomes a sticky, sweltering mess by the end of June. While sunny weather is a great excuse for some to go nearly naked, wearing clothes is generally encouraged. To keep you appropriately dressed even when it feels like your insides are melting, our latest Shop-A-Matic has 130 ideas on what to wear when it feels oppressively hot outside. Hide from the sun with lightweight hats, throw on breezy dresses, and keep legs bare in colorful shorts. Even if you get them sweaty and sunscreen-smeared, you'll look much cooler than you would otherwise.

Black Fedora by Hat Attack Featuring Tuleste Market
Price: $125
Why We Like It: After debuting their first shoe collections, the sisters behind Tuleste Market collaborated with Hat Attack on a capsule collection of sun hats. While there are big floppy wide-brim toppers, this lightweight fedora is a less conspicuous way to hide tousled beach hair.

Striped Farmers' Market Tote by J.Crew
Price: $80
Why We Like It: Straw totes are a beach-bag staple, but the addition of nautical-inspired stripes keeps it from feeling too souvenir-like. The roomy tote has ample room to stash groceries from the farmer's market, like its name implies, or for all of your beach essentials.

Geometric Shorts by Gap
Price: $40
Why We Like It: Destroyed denim cutoffs are a given during hot months, but ditch the ubiquitous bottoms for a streamlined tribal-inspired pair of shorts. The pop of color requires minimal styling efforts — a simple solid tee or tank will suffice.

Paolo Top by Rebecca Minkoff
Price: $185
Why We Like It: Finding work-appropriate clothes during a heat wave is especially tricky; a bright sleeveless blouse like this hot pink version is work-appropriate when layered under a blazer but still loose-fitting and airy.

Vanishing Splice Shirt Dress by ZIMMERMANN
Price: $450
Why We Like It: While better known for their sexy swimwear, the Australian brand also includes futuristic printed separates that are beach-inspired yet polished. Toss this over a bikini as a cover-up or pair with slim cropped trousers and high heels for evenings spent outdoors.

Photo: Photo: A.J. Wilhelm and courtesy of Hat Attack, J.Crew, and Rebecca Minkoff.

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