The way you dress can go a long way toward keeping you comfortable when you’re outside in the heat. Make sure you bring the following items:

The right type of clothing – A loose white linen shirt isn’t just fashionably conscious – it’s also intelligent for hot, sunny days. Dark clothing absorbs more heat, and tight clothes don’t let sweat, your body’s natural cooling system, evaporate. Cotton is another good fabric to opt for in the heat.

Sunglasses – Sunglasses are chic and functional. They prevent UV rays from scorching your corneas and will protect your eyes for many more summers to come.

Hats – A hat is a smart and practical summer fashion choice. Throwing on a wide-brimmed hat prevents UV rays from hitting the sensitive spots on your face, and it keeps your skin looking wrinkle-free.

Sunscreen – Nothing knocks good days off a summer calendar like a nasty sunburn. When outdoors, use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Use a higher-rated, waterproof sunscreen if you’ll be poolside or out on the beach.

Lip balm – Just like how sunscreen protects the rest of your skin, a lip balm with SPF protection blocks out the sun and keeps in moisture for your lips.