5 ways to stay cool and comfortable this summer

Ah, summer. Freckled shoulders, long dresses, lazy hammock naps. After a long, cold winter, we’ve earned it. But for most of us, summer heat can also mean runny makeup, boob sweat, and the ever-feared—and so very unfair—thigh chafe.

But this summer’s going to be different. Because you are not just going to survive; you are going to THRIVE. Heat and humidity be damned!

Here are our top five tools for thriving in the doggiest days of summer:

1. Loose, cotton fabrics

T-shirt dresses and maxi skirts are your best friend on hot, humid days. Light and loose clothing allows air to pass through and keep your sweaty skin breathing.

2. Body mist

On hot, dry days, body mist is a purse essential. Look for ones with mint or citrus—and keep them in the fridge for an extra indulgent refresh.

3. Hats

Not only are wide-brimmed hats fashionable, they are super functional too. To stay cool this summer, wear a lightweight, wide-brimmed hat à la Samantha Jones—and protect your skin while you’re at it.

4. Waterproof mascara

Though it’s no fun to remove, waterproof mascara is perfect for pool days, humid days, and those days where you finally cave and run through your neighbor’s sprinkler. When the time does come to take it off, coconut oil is a quick and easy option.

5. The thigh saver

Knix’s new and improved Thigh Saver Short eliminates chafing and wicks away sweat. Plus, you’ll never have to peel your thighs off a molten patio chair again.

Summer Essentials

Don't Sweat It T-Shirt

Don't Sweat It T-Shirt

How not to get sweat stains...and open up a world of outfit options. Built-in, moisture-wicking underarm sweat pads stop things from showing through.

Thigh Saver Short

Thigh Saver Short

Our seamless, long-leg underwear help eliminate chafing, and wick away sweat for silky smooth comfort.

Leakproof Underwear

Leakproof Underwear

High-performance underwear with an ultra-thin panty liner that absorbs up to 2 tampons (3tsp) of liquid and keeps you comfortable on hot, humid days.