How to Beat the Heat

Posted on May 31 2022

How to Beat the Heat

Summer is fast approaching, think you're ready to beat the heat? When the temperatures outside start to soar, it's easy to fall prey to the classic formula -- layering long sleeved tees with sleeveless tops and dresses in order to 'make them modest'. While it seems like you're quite literally covering all the basics, come mid-July, you've already exhausted all the outfits in your closet. As much as we love layering, too much of a good thing can be no good at all, especially when 100 degree heat looms on the horizon. There has to be a better way!

If you're on the lookout for lightweight essentials that will help you create a versatile summer wardrobe that works, then you're in the right place. Today on Zeena Uncovered, we've cracked the code on summer outfits that will inspire you to think differently about how to beat the heat in style.


Oversized Shirts

Call them what you will -- boyfriend shirts, dad shirts or oversized, one thing's for certain, the looser the top, the better the air flow. On those swampy, stifling hot n' humid DMV days, when all you want to do is jump in the pool, having a lightweight shirt like this on rotation is a saving grace.

ZARA Oxford Shirt  |  H&M Oversized Blouse

How to Style It

An oversized shirt requires an oversized tote. Add a pop of color with our Tie Dye Hijab, then pair your look with sleek aviators, cute textured sandals and timeless palazzo jeans. With this combination, your summer style is already off to a great start!



Shirt Dresses

While we're on the topic of big shirts, don't forget about shirt dresses. Ideally designed for Sunday brunches or semi-formal work meetings, a shirt dress is the perfect antidote for a casually-fancy day out. Dress them up with minimal jewelry and heels or keep things simple with leggings and sneakers. Shirt dresses are a summer staple in our wardrobe. 

H&M Tie Front Shirt Dress  |  Zeena Printed Midi Dress - Satin Diamond  |  River Island Long Sleeve Midi Shirt Dress


How to Style It

Taking a few lessons from the CEO, we've broken down Bayan's crisp, summery look into a few key ingredients: nudes and neutrals.



Add one pair of nude heels, flowy pants, dramatic sunnies and a pinch of stackable gold bracelets and you've got yourself a winning recipe. Our Soft Pink Petal Hijab brings out all those summer vibes when draped over the Tie Front Shirt Dress from H&M.


Zeena Active Tops 

Ready for the honest truth? We LIVE in our Zeena Active Tops all summer long. Soft and breathable, the fabric alone is quite literally, liquid heaven on your skin. From running errands to battling it out on the tennis court (a little sibling rivalry never hurt!), we're not kidding when we say we wear one of these babies every single day!  

Hooded Fit Pro - Hot Pink  |  Funnel Neck Active Top - Violet  |  Hooded Fit Pro - Lavender


How to Style It

When we're out and about, jeans with an active top is a go-to look we love. Most days, we find it best to pull on a pair of easy, breezy joggers. We love the sporty edge that joggers give an outfit. Plus, there's nothing like the irresistible comfort of elastic and waistband (and pockets!)


 Try these on for size...


11. Women's Lightweight Hiking Joggers - Amazon  | 12. Packable Colorblock Braided Panama Hat  | 13. Old Navy High-Waisted Stretch Tech Cargo Jogger  |  14. S'well Stainless Steel Water Bottle  |  15. Adidas Originals Superstar Track Pants


Summer is almost here... follow us on Instagram for more outfit inspirations and styling tips @simplyzeena_.


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