Even worse than the scorching heat that comes with summer are the sticky, steamy, hot days that wreak havoc on your daily look. Makeup melts, blowouts are rendered useless, clothing feels restrictive, and we end up feeling miserable. Because it's better to be prepared, the Cut found the key items that safeguard against that wilted feeling on hot, humid days. We found comfortable, easy-to-move-in pieces, breathable sandals, and an arsenal of beauty products that stay put and keep you looking sharp. Click on to see the 35 ways to look awesome in spite of August's humid heat.BEGIN SLIDESHOW
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