AS THE TEMPERATURE threatens to hit triple digits this weekend, I’m thinking about Tilda Swinton’s hot-weather wardrobe in the movie “A Bigger Splash.” The actress plays rock star Marianne Lane, who is on vacation, recuperating from voice surgery on the Italian island of Pantelleria with her boyfriend when a record producer and former flame (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter arrive to make mayhem. The film itself didn’t make especially big waves, but Swinton looked enviably cool and chic (see trailer) in clothing all designed by former Christian Dior artistic director Raf Simons. Among the greatest hits: a blue-and-white shirt dress that doubled as a beach coverup, a white silk V-neck jumpsuit for a trip to town, a black-and-white silk print dress and a black silk blouse with fluttery sleeves paired with a white silk full skirt.
For the rest of us on a mere-mortal budget, is it possible to look — if not feel — chill during the hottest, sweatiest days of summer in D.C.? We’ve got some ideas on how to keep your own thermostat down even when the Fahrenheit soars. See our picks in the photos above.