Hot/humid weather: hot weather clothing tips to survive the heat ǀ Justine Leconte

Hot/humid weather: hot weather clothing tips to survive the heat ǀ Justine Leconte

How to dress in a heat wave? What to wear when it’s hot outside? Summer is my favorite season and since we are having the summer of the century, this year, in Europe, let’s talk about which fabrics, cuts and shapes will make your life easier (i.e. cooler) this summer.
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  1. mahesh G on May 12, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Thank for cool information

  2. Meira Lettieri on May 12, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Summer is my worst season because in part, my idea of modesty is a bit on the conservative side. I did find a few jerseys last year but they were all dark with small prints! Still, they were my best option. They have cap sleeves and just skim my knees. I have never tolerated the heat and the last few summers where I am have been brutal. 40 Celsius was not uncommon this year.

  3. Perfumaphilia on May 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Hate, hate, hate the summer. I don’t tolerate the heat well, and can’t stand the feeling of my clothes sticking to me with sweat. Not to mention, it’s much more difficult to look chic in summer clothing, which annoys me even more lol

  4. SOUL on May 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Isn’t a shame in Arab countries men wear white and the females wear black 😅

  5. Beach Girlie on May 12, 2021 at 4:53 pm


    Don’t wear foundation

    Wear sunscreen which is non commodegenic- won’t block pores

    Wear hair up above shoulders

    Wear sunglasses

    Don’t forget the scalp can burn too, wear protective hair SPF spray

    Drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration, including salads, fresh fruit and vegetables

    Take everything much slower, don’t rush about

    Wear comfortable and breathable shoes, protect from blisters

    Wear lipstick or SPF lip balm

    If wearing a skirt be careful if your thighs rub in the heat as will leave the skin red and sore. Wear breathable cycling shorts underneath if this is an issue

    Have cool shower before going out and wear anti perspirant deodorant

    Carry a water thermal spray such as Evian, Vichy etc, to spray on face at regular intervals

    Plan any trips to avoid midday sun and peak hours when the sun is strongest

    Sit in the shade, find cool areas to rest

    If you sweat heavily then make sure to also be aware of loss of electrolytes. Coconut water mixed half and half with fresh orange juice will help replace lost electrolytes. Or an isotonic sports drink

    Try to carry as little as possible in your bag

    Think about using a tan optimizer such as imeedem tan optimizer. Still wear suitable sunscreen but this has added skin benefits

    Wear a suitable hat if desired

    Wear minimal make up, get eyelashes tinted and brows

    Go swimming

    Soak feet in cool water and Epsom or himilayian salts, to reduce swelling and soften skin

    Raise feet up when at rest

    Enjoy the sun but stay safe!

  6. Chris Hough on May 12, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Lots of good information…Thank you! I’m going to Sacramento, California for 3 weeks in August, which is very hot compared to my town of Spokane, Washington. Someday I would love to visit France, England, Ireland, etc, etc… What time of year do you recommend to avoid extreme heat or cold?

  7. Fernanda Lamas on May 12, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Hi, Justine. My name is Fernanda, I’m from Brazil. And you are the most intimate unkown person in my life haha. I love how pragmatic your work is. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  8. anaareces on May 12, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    What about viscose?

  9. Sonja H on May 12, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Finnish tip: just jump into a lake or the sea and become a mercreature until the heatwave ends.
    I can not stand the heat at all. 23°C and I start melting. I still love summer though.

  10. MSwaterbead on May 12, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    baby powder! I love baby powder for sweaty days

  11. selective outrage on May 12, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Instead of foundation I wear tinted sunscreen. There are also sunscreen mineral powders that look like face powder but protect your skin

  12. SocialBurrito🌯 on May 12, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    How do you wear maxi dresses if you are very short and pale colors if you are incredibly pale? Pale colors tend to wash me out more than any other colors. I would really love your help! It gets very, very hot where I live, like 43°C.

  13. Fifi Leigh on May 12, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    a bronzer with sunblock and sunscreen is also a good replacement for foundation. it gives natural color as it protects skin.

  14. Dzintra A on May 12, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Could you please make a video about what soort of ondergarment (bra) you suggest to wear with warm weather? Hawe you found something which looks nice and apropriate but is not makeng you to sweat?

  15. patricia nadal on May 12, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Nice video. I can’t stand summer, I live in Miami and I hate the heat and humidity here. Planning on moving soon to a colder place. Great tips though. You’re a very nice lady. Thank you.

  16. kimberly cosh on May 12, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Are there any videos on large breasts and need to hide a bigger tummy using lightweight fabric (because I’m always hot). I’m like the apple shape but tummy not quite that large. I love these videos and watch them over and over.

  17. Kimberly Perrotis on May 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    I tried one of those “super-breathable” polyester tops, but I overheated so much in it (in winter), that it went in the donation pile. I’m not falling for that again, it’s natural fibers 100% plus viscose/rayon/lyocell, from now on.

  18. Emmuzka on May 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Justine: Choose clothes that don’t have fabric between legs or under armpits.
    All women without a serious thigh gap: * decidedly choose always fabric between legs and under arm to avoid skin rubbing together. *

  19. ladygreenlife on May 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    So, I know this is not for everyone, but I have developed a skin condition (rosacea). Do you have a tip for that? I don’t wear makeup all the time but there are days (hot or cold) that I prefer to look like what I used to look.

  20. cookie_dough_hangover on May 12, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    I live in hot and humid country, but I grew up in a total different climate. Ugh, it’s such a struggle. Do you have any recommendations on what perfume to wear in a very hot weather. I love your channel!

  21. A C on May 12, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    Are palazzo pants a good option if you are 5’3"? I feel like they drown me

  22. Mien Trant on May 12, 2021 at 5:13 pm

    How can all of your videos are so informative !!! Thank you so much for sharing. This is the best fashion related channel I found on YouTube 😘😘👍🏽 Hope to meet you in Berlin and chat abt ‘anti’-modern fashion :))

  23. blippyy on May 12, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    I heard a lot of backpackers are wearing Merino wool tshirts. What do you think of this?

  24. Moumita Deb on May 12, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Excellent video Justine 👍

  25. Cal 6386 on May 12, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Justine, another channel talked about things similar to this video recently:

  26. V. Hef on May 12, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    I live in Oklahoma and it gets VERY HOT and HUMID here during the summer. I also work in a law office and have to look professional despite the heat- thank you so much for such a great video with so many tips!

  27. Patricia Alvarado on May 12, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    No hablastes del protector solar en la cara, es lo mejor

  28. Judy Ko on May 12, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks Justine for sharing your tips and kind spirit with us 😘

  29. Simona Ivancic on May 12, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    No, summer is def nor fav to many. Fall, early and late fall….best season ever

  30. fashionbyarpita on May 12, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    In India its too much heat and humidity, I can’t really stand the summer here😅 cause I am sweating all the time and I hate sweating

  31. Grace on May 12, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    love this!

  32. Neartmhor on May 12, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    It’s mid-late April, and it was still over 30C here today. Our summer (by European standards) lasts about 8 months of the year, more in a warm year.

    On the plus side, no fainting for me if I were to be in the South of France (unlikely, but I can dream). You’re right that the sun has different strength depending on where in the world you are- and I happen to live in the place where the sun is the strongest in all of the world (Queensland, Australia). Summer in France is like a nice spring/autumn day for us.

    And I will also say- these are great tips for over 30C. But over 40C- my tip is just to never leave air conditioning. Just don’t.

  33. ivanfig1 on May 12, 2021 at 5:27 pm

    Most women have an extra layer of fat on their body, so it seems natural that they would get hotter than men. Also, I don’t really know, but makeup probably blocks pours, making your head hotter and therefore your whole experience of the summer harder to bear. If I were a woman, I would ditch the makeup in the summer, and ditch the bra [assuming they don’t flop around too much]

    I am lucky, I don’t get hot. I can be in 100 F weather and I don’t turn on air conditioner. If the heat is dry, turn up the heat even more it doesn’t bother me. Cotton is a the only thing I wear in the summer.

  34. Dana Goodlett on May 12, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks for the realism! So many other “summer wardrobe” videos will feature tight &/or heavy weight fabrics; which may look cute, but do not make practical sense.

  35. Anne Brit Raaen on May 12, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    The fibers that don’t perfom well in heat, don’t do it in cold either. Stay away from them.

  36. hoomalumalu on May 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    cotton and linen are HOT and I only wear it in the winter months when the temp gets down into the low 80’s. Rayon is by far the coolest thing to wear in the heat

  37. Kimberly Perrotis on May 12, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    All rayon/viscose fabrics are cool and breathable, too, but lyocell is definitely the highest quality. I live in linen in the summer, I just do my best ironing, then forget about the wrinkles I pick up during the day.

  38. Magdalena Olkowska on May 12, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    You didn’t mention about viscose, it’s great for summer

  39. Cynthia Méndez Gutiérrez on May 12, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    J’aime beacoup ton chanel. C’est une marvailleux oportunité de conaître le point de view d’une disegnateur francaise. j’aime que tu parle en anglais, mais je voudrais t’ecouter an francais pour le practiquer aussi. Je suis mexicaine et j’aime la France et tout les petit détails quelle differénce le style francais de tout le monde. Merci pour cette merveilleux chanel.

  40. Laila Visotska on May 12, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    What about covering mixed fabrics? Like polyester+viscose, cotton+ viscose, linen+ polyester. They all have different properties and use-cases. Would be nice to learn your thoughts 🙂

  41. Kyriaki Varytimou on May 12, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    What about Viscose;;
    I think it works also good!

  42. dna on May 12, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    I have read to best avoid talcum, there are alternaives like bodypowder by dr hauschka

  43. Valeria Licciardello on May 12, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    Living in Sicily, I had to find strategies and tricks to survive to the dreadful combination of humid weather and office work😅 your advice is always appreciated, thank you for sharing your ideas❤️

  44. Hadia Haroon on May 12, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    But every time I choose to wear linen, I feel terribly hot. Compared to thin cotton, I find linen heavy and warm. I’m from Pakistan and here it’s mostly summer and nobody wears linen except in winters.

  45. Alpha Fé on May 12, 2021 at 5:42 pm


  46. Pang Kou Xiong on May 12, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I live in Florida, usa so it’s always hot. 🌞🌞🌞

  47. hotpink000 on May 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    What do you wear under silk pants? I notice that whatever underwear I wear, it will render a horrendous VPL. If I wear laser cut thongs, I look like I’m butt naked. Especially for neutral color silk pants. Please help. 🙂

  48. xmamam2x on May 12, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    @3:50: another clothing I would like to add is to wear things that do not touch your armpits. As a modest dresser and winter enthusiast summer can be rough.

    Thank you for this lovely video Justine. There were some great tips I did not know😊

    Edit: I just saw my Tipp get mentioned 😅

  49. Alokananda Mandal on May 12, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    I come from eastern India and its hot and humid there for almost 11 out of 12 months. This is how we dress all year round too! Apart from loosely draped sarees 😀 This video was oh so relatable! <3

  50. Rocío Nazarena Riveros on May 12, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you so much!!!! I am from Buenos Aires and the summer here is shorter than in the south of France but still as hot and TERRIBLY humid!! This was very very helpful so thankssss 💞