Your mini guide to breathable, summer fabrics

Greetings from the UK! After weeks of counting down, it’s finally time to unplug, relax and unwind. It’s our first time flying with Aiden and thank goodness, everything went smoothly! Our little boy hadn’t slept the entire flight yet he behaved very well (eating and playing with his car toy kept him still). He didn’t cry at all. We’re so proud of him!

Anyway, as I write this post, it’s currently 26 degrees in the UK and it’s hot! For those who live in Europe, might have experienced the extreme heat two weeks ago (35-37 degrees). Although I like summer, it was unbearable at that time. And according to the weather forecast, temperatures will rise again. Now I know deciding what to wear in extreme heat might cause a little headache sometimes. But no worries, I’ve got you covered! Today I’ll be sharing with you 3 breathable fabrics which are ideal for summer, so you can still enjoy the hot weather. And trust me, it makes the world a difference!

1// linen
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, it’s no surprise that linen is my no. 1 favourite fabric for summer. Created from natural fibers, lightweight, breathable, absorbs the sweat, dries quickly. It’s made for summer, don’t you think?

2// cotton
Cotton has been my best friend for years. Whether it’s hot or cold, cotton is suitable for all seasons. It’s soft, allows heat to escape the body, breathable, comfortable to wear and anti-allergic, which is a plus for me as well.

3// viscose

You’re probably thinking: huh? Are you sure? Yes guys, viscose is also suitable for summer. I used to think polyester and viscose were in the same category. Made of synthetic fibres and therefore they both trap the heat. Boy I was wrong. Doing a little research does make wonders. Unlike polyester, viscose isn’t made of synthethic fibres, nor is it natural. It’s something in between. Anyway, to make a long story short: it doesn’t trap the heat. Viscose is lightweight, drapes well, feels soft, smooth and comfortable to wear. However, wear it with caution. And with caution I mean, if you want to prevent armpit sweating, try to find an item that is sleeveless or go for some items with loose sleeves. It can reduce tightness in the armpit which means less sweating. For lazy persons like me, go up a size. Saves you the headache and you’ll have a more comfortable fit too.

What fabrics do you like to wear for summer?

I’m wearing
& Other Stories tee
Zara shorts
Adidas trainers
Céline bag (similar here)
Cinco & Femme des Fleurs necklaces


Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Until next time,



  1. Stylease August 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

    Pleasant wear it is!!
    Simply wow babe :) xo

    • Vivian Tse
      August 10, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      That’s very kind of you, thank you so much!

    • Vivian Tse
      August 10, 2018 / 3:45 pm

      Thank you Yuliya! I agree, silk is also a great option for summer! x

    • Vivian Tse
      August 10, 2018 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Diana! Viscose is a great choice for summer ;)

    • Vivian Tse
      August 10, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      Ahhh you make me blush, Rubina!

  2. Jenny August 8, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Viscose is really good for summer, I studied textiles at uni so can vouch for it too haha. Amazing Aiden didn’t cry once on the whole flight, you must have been so pleased

    Jenny |

    • Vivian Tse
      August 10, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Hahaha viscose it is! Hahah we were! He behaved very well during the entire flight :)

  3. Style Appetite August 10, 2018 / 2:09 pm

    Ohyes same here in Berlin right now – we had such a looong heatwave . What a crazy summer! And Linen is one of my favorite materilas in summer too,.
    Great outfit ♥


    • Vivian Tse
      August 10, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you Tina! Linen is also my favourite fabric for summer! x

  4. amapoku August 12, 2018 / 11:36 pm

    Such a cute look! I love that bag <3
    xx Ama


  5. amapoku August 12, 2018 / 11:38 pm

    Such a lovely outfit! Love that bag <3
    xx Ama


  6. Jessica August 13, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    This is such a cute sumer look on you dear. I love the shorts, so chic and comfy. And yes, can’t go wrong with those sneakers.

    Jessica |

  7. PerlaGiselle August 14, 2018 / 5:23 am

    I’m glad your flight went well with your little one. I didn’t know that viscose was also a suitable fabric for summer. I definitely learned something new today! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Kara August 15, 2018 / 3:12 am

    That’s great that flying with your son went smoothly! And I always thought that viscose was similar to polyester too. I’ve been loving wearing cotton linen mix items, but cotton will always be my go-to for summer. Also the outfit you’re wearing is cute! I love those striped shorts x

    x Kara |

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