If you spend the majority of your days working outdoors, you already know how uncomfortable it can be when the mercury begins pushing the 90° mark.  Regardless of whether you're in construction, landscaping, on the road, or out in the field, choosing the right work clothes can mean the difference between drowning in sweat and doing your job to the best of your abilities.

Let's take a look at some of the most important things to consider when shopping for summer work clothes.  Depending on your specific profession, we think you might be amazed at how many options actually exist.

Choose Work Shirts that Breathe and Protect

Work Shirts that Breathe and ProtectLong days working under the sun call for a certain amount of fashion savvy.  For starters, the shirts you choose should be light in color, somewhat loose fitting and breathable.  One of our most popular outdoor work shirts is the Carhartt Short Sleeve Henley, which is available in a full spectrum of colors and sizes ranging from small to 4X tall.  This 6.75 ounce, 100% jersey cotton work shirt is lightweight, breathes nicely, and features a rib-knit collar and three button placket.  It's ideal for layering or wearing on its own when the temperature soars.

Keep Cool with Outdoor Work Shorts

Outdor work shortsIf you're in a job that doesn’t require long pants, there are scores of options when it comes to work shorts.  Not only will these allow you to increase air circulation and breeze, they'll also make it easier to move and bend.  Zonk Shop carries a huge selection of durable, stylish outdoor work shorts that are ideal for a wide range of duties, from brands like Dickies, Carhartt, Under Armor and many others.  They're ideal for painters, landscapers and other professions where covering your legs is not required or a foremost safety concern.       

Consider a Vest on Especially Hot Days

Buy Safety VestsWhen visibility takes precedence over protection, there's no better way to stay cool than with a vest.  Whether worn on its own or over a white or light-colored t-shirt, high-visibility vests offer the most significant amount of ventilation, while still allowing you to maintain a visible presence.  In addition to our popular Reflective Safety Vests, Zonk Shop also carries a full line of high-visibility work clothes to help ensure your safety on the job.

We know that working outdoors is tough. And let's be honest; sometimes it's just easier to get stuck in a routine than to explore the many options at your disposal.  At Zonk Shop we take great pride in offering a diverse line of outdoor workwear, to help keep you cool, comfortable and looking your best on the job.