Have more summer fun, do less laundry. These high-tech fabrics make it possible.
Don’t spend the hottest days of summer worrying about body odor.
Stock up on go-anywhere basics made from fabrics that are designed to combat that unpleasant issue, as well as fight stains — because who wants to do laundry on a beautiful summer day?
Buki Twirl Tee (on sale for $128 at Buki, downtown, and bukibrand.com). Like the Seattle company’s other products, this drapey tee is made from temperature-regulating, moisture-wicking fabric. Great for travel, you can dress it up or down and toss it in the washer and dryer.
Ably Chantilly Denim Shirt ($125 at ablyapparel.com). A collection of summer basics isn’t complete without at least one denim item. Thanks to the local company’s Filium technology, this fitted shirt repels liquids and odors, and is stain-resistant.
Patagonia Magnolia Spring Dress ($69 at patagonia.com). In addition to a lovely summer-themed print (it also comes in basic black), this dress features Polygiene odor control. A shelf bra and easy A-line shape make it easy to wear anywhere.
Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Polo ($88 at lululemon.com). Polos are a summer staple, and this one uses strategic venting and sweat-wicking fabric with antibacterial technology to reduce odors. Several colors are available for hitting the range or the neighborhood brewery.
Ably Cruise Twill Short ($90 at ablyapparel.com). The local company’s Filium fabric works its magic on these twill shorts with a classic chino look, so you can wear them all day, every day without worrying about stains or odors. Three colors are available.