Summer clothes: what to wear to stay cool in the heat, according to fashion stylist Miranda Holder

Celebrity fashion stylist Miranda Holder shared her advice Celebrity fashion stylist Miranda Holder shared her advice
Celebrity fashion stylist Miranda Holder shared her advice | Celebrity fashion stylist Miranda Holder shared her advice

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Celebrity fashion stylist Miranda Holder reveals what you should wear to stay cool and avoid sweat patches during the summer heat

It is possible to embrace this season’s biggest fashion trends while staying cool in the heatwave, according to a celebrity fashion stylist.

Miranda Holder, who boasts almost 22,000 Instagram followers and recently launched a YouTube channel, has styled the likes of Little Mix, Vanessa Williams and Boy George.

She told National World that people don’t need to sacrifice style this summer, as they can remain cool throughout the heat by wearing items made from natural fabrics.

Speaking about this year’s biggest trends, Miranda said: “It’s back to the nineties and noughties with cut outs, cargos and spaghetti straps all filtering down to the high street from the runways.

Miranda Holder shared advice for staying cool in the summerMiranda Holder shared advice for staying cool in the summer
Miranda Holder shared advice for staying cool in the summer | Miranda Holder shared advice for staying cool in the summer

“Showing skin is in, so think crop tops, micro bikinis - and randomly, the bucket hat! Not wanting to fully let go of the home comforts we enjoyed in the pandemic, we’ve also ditched our skinnies for the more relaxed, looser fit jeans and are enjoying oversized everything from maxi skirts to blazers.

“As long as you stick to natural fabrics such as cotton or linen, and avoid anything too heavy or synthetic (think sweaty) you should be fine. This season’s looser, oversized silhouette is your friend, and embracing fluid shirts, trousers and dresses in light summer fabrics will keep you cooler and drier.

“Cotton Poplin is my favourite textile for the searing heat as it’s naturally cool to the touch. Black can look very glamorous but absorbs the heat, so isn’t a sensible choice. Instead go for lighter colours which reflect the sunlight back, for easy breezy style.

“Smarten things up if you need to with polished accessories such as structured bags and sandals, but keep jewellery to a minimum for fuss-free summer style.”

Here’s our pick of stylish items for staying cool in the summer heat


These beige leather sandals from Whistles can be easily paired with denim jeans or a dress to complete any outfit this summer.

They have a sporty feel and are also available in black for a smarter look.


This lightweight green dress from ASOS is soft and breathable as it’s made from cotton. Available in sizes four to 18, the tiered dress with scoop neckline is able to flatter many body shapes.

It can be teamed with sandals for a casual day out or teamed with heels and a clutch bag for a glamorous evening look.

River Island

These mid-rise jeans from River Island evoke the mid-rise and low-rise denim trend set in the nineties by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

The subtle flare and rips gives the jeans a carefree feel, while the light blue colour is easy to pair with a crop top of any colour.


This simple shoulder bag from M&S has an adjustable strap for comfort and is made from durable leather.

It has handy compartments and is spacious enough to fit essentials such as your phone, purse and keys while enjoying a day out.

New Look

This crochet halter crop top from New Look is available as a set for a striking outfit or can be easily teamed with a maxi skirt for a more relaxed feel.

It is currently available in sizes six to 18.

The White Company

Made from breathable fabric, this shirt from The White Company is ideal for keeping cool in the office as it can be paired with tailored trousers or a pencil skirt.

It has an easy fit and the light colour will reflect the sun back.


These cat-eye sunglasses from The Attico boast of having 100% UV protection. They are a vintage red colour and come with a handy case to ensure that they are well protected when they aren’t being worn.

The statement frames can be easily worn with either casual or formal outfits throughout summer.