The instant the temperature inches up the thermostat, we shed our jackets and opt for shorter sleeves — goodbye layers, hello tanks and summer dresses! Warmer months typically bring sweaty days, so wearing little to nothing is the answer, right? Not in fashion, baby.
We’re here to tell you that layering in the summertime is no sweat — if you do it right. Don’t throw the idea of a “jacket” in the storage bin just yet. Think of a summer layering piece as a gift from the fashion gods to accessorize when you didn’t even realize it was in the cards to do so.
Check out some of the jackets we have no problem layering over our summer outfits.
The jean jacket is a fashion darling’s favorite since it’s timeless style just won’t quit. Even though it’s a classic, designers are always reinventing the denim staple. So, make sure you update the one that’s been in your closet for the past 10 years. This year’s update: a slouchy boyfriend fit embellished with colorful patches and embroidery.
We’re not sure where millennial pink came from, but it’s quickly taken over our wardrobe. Hey, any time someone wants to invent a new shade of pink, we’ll happily jump on board. With a mix of salmon, bubblegum and blush, it’s the perfect update to your lightweight fishtail parka, cardigan, or blazer.
The duster coat is a stylish summer layer that’s wearable in scorching temps with shorts, dresses, or pants. Go sleeveless (not all outerwear needs sleeves) or sport a see-through chiffon, fluttering duster coat. The drape-y, breezy overlay is also the perfect piece to lead you into transitional fall weather.