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What to Wear in 80 Degree Weather

What to Wear in 80 Degree Weather
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Updated: 1/2/2024 |What to Wear in 80 Degree Weather

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If you’re like me, dressing for certain types of weather can be challenging, especially when the weather at your destination is going to be nothing like the weather where you’re currently at.

Related: What to Wear in 60 Degree Weather

We love traveling to beach destinations when it’s cold in Seattle, Washington. We have been snowbirding ever since we moved to the Pacific Northwest.

Our favorite warm-weather destinations include Mexico, Hawaii, and Colombia.

Here is our guide on what to wear in 80 Degrees Fahrenheit (or 26.66 Celcius) weather.

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Hawaii Outfit

Tips for Dressing in 80 Degree Weather

  • Less is best. Don’t be afraid to ditch the layers and just wear what you are most comfortable in. We love wearing tank tops and shorts.
  • Opt for lightweight and breathable fabrics. Wear fabrics such as cotton, linen, silk, and rayon.
  • Go short! Opt for bottoms that are short such as shorts, mini skirts, mini dresses, and more. It’s an opportunity to show off your legs.
  • Show off your toes! The warm weather is perfect for showing off your feet. Wear flip-flops, sandals, peep toes, and more. Treat yourself to a pedicure while you’re at it.

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Pieces that are Perfect for 80 Degree Weather


Tank Tops

Tank tops are a must for warm-weather wear. We like to bring 3-5 tank tops when traveling to hot destinations.

We love tank tops from REVOLVE, lululemon, and Nordstrom.

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Wearing a Seek the Label tank top + Forever 21 Shorts (both thrifted).


T-shirts are great for keeping your shoulders shielded from the sun yet staying cool and breathable. We opt for cotton shirts because they are super breathable.  

We love T-shirts by Alley & Rae, LETTSGO, and lululemon.

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Crop Tops

Crop tops are excellent for warm weather. They also show off some midriff skin.

We love crop tops from CRZ Yoga, lululemon, and Kitty Gains.

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Light Jacket

The weather can get cold at night. If you’re going somewhere where the temperature drops at night, bring a light jacket to keep warm.

Our jacket of choice is an oversized denim jacket.



Shorts are necessary for warm weather. 

We love shorts from REVOLVE, REVICE, Free People, and lululemon.

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Mini Skirts

Mini Skirts are great for summer wear. Opt for fabrics like cotton or polyester.

We also LOVE a good mini skirt to elevate our summer wardrobe. Our favorite skirts are from GRLFRND and REVICE.

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GRLFRND Jasmine Mini Denim Skirt

Palazzo Pants

Palazzo Pants are great for hot weather because they’re typically made of breathable material and allow air to flow.

You can find amazing Palazzo Pants on Amazon, Prana, Athleta, and Halara.

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80 Degree Beach Outfit

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Knit Crop Top and Palazzo Pants

Maxi Skirt

A maxi skirt is great for keeping your legs cool or throwing over a bodysuit or swimsuit. 

We love Maxi Skirts by Toad & Co. and Chicwish.

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Dresses & Jumpsuits

Strappy Dresses

We love a dress with straps. We always opt for midi to maxi-length dresses. Cotton materials are great. Anything knit will be too warm, so avoid those materials.

We love dresses by Chicwish, En Saison, Silk and Salt, Farm Rio, and Abercrombie.

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Lemon Print maxi dress by Chicwish

Short Sleeved Dresses

For those who are conscious about your arms, try wearing dresses with sleeves. We love wearing dresses with short, 2/4, or long sleeves to protect ourselves from the sun.

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Short Sleeve Dress by Tiare Hawaii

Slip Dresses

Slip dresses are great for hot weather. They typically come with spaghetti straps and sit loosely against the body. They are also often made with lightweight and breathable fabrics.

Lattelier Black Slip Dress

Lattelier Black Slip Dress

Strapless Dresses

Strapless dresses are great for avoiding tan lines. We love both bandeau dresses and off-the-shoulder dresses.

We love dresses by LAIT Collection, Zesica, and Anthropologie.

Lait Collection GIA Mini Dress


We love wearing footwear that allows our feet to breathe.


Sneakers are also a great option. They’re super casual yet can be dressed up or down.

We love sneakers by lululemon, Isabel Marant, and Carbon38.


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We love wearing flats. They’re super comfortable and come in many colors, prints, and materials.

Shop for cute flats from VIVAIA, Rothy’s, and Viscata.


Sandals allow your feet to really breathe. The styles of sandals are also endless. Opt for a flat sandals, heeled sandals, or wedge sandals that are great for dressing up.

Brands that make awesome loafers include VIVAIA, Rothy’s, Hari Mari, Oka-B, RAYE, and Viscata.

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Oka-B Bristol Sandals


I love a matching activewear set! A cropped bra top is great because it can be worn as a tank top. I also love breathable leggings that can carry you everywhere throughout the day.

Sets that I highly recommend shopping include:

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Swimwear is great for wearing in hot weather. I love wearing one-piece swimsuits as bodysuits and layering them with a skirt, pants, or shorts. 

Check out our swimwear-related articles to find the perfect suit for you:


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Sun Hats

Check out our article on the best sun hats to find a hat that is perfect for staying shaded and protected from harmful sun rays.

We love hats by San Diego Hat Company, Gigi Pip, Wallaroo, and Lack of Color.

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For the Gram floppy brimmed hat by San Diego Hat Co.


Kimonos are great for shielding your body from the hot sun and wearing over a swimsuit.

We love Kimonos by Simpuna, Joyfolie, Kim+Ono, and Free People.



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80-Degree Weather Packing List

Use this 80-Degree Packing List the next time you plan a trip and need to figure out what to bring with you. You’ll find it easy to use and super helpful when packing. Bon voyage!

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