With the temperatures consistently in the 90’s here in Michigan, I find myself reaching for outfits that beat the heat but can also resist the AC.  Queue summer layers.  Now I know what you’re thinking, how can you possible considering layering anything in this kind of weather?  But when done correctly, layers are a chic way to add interest to a look and keep cool in the heat.  So if you’re wondering how you can layer like a pro, here are my tips for layering in the summer:

  1. Choose the right materials.  One of the most important things for keeping cool in the heat is lightweight fabrics.  Skip heavy denim and reach for cotton, chiffon, and linen.
  2. Play with length.  Most people tend to gravitate towards longer pieces to layer with, but cropped styles are a great way to add interest as well.
  3. Experiment with your color palette.  Layering is a great way to introduce a pop of color, print, or another neutral.
  4. Keep your proportions in mind.  You want to keep in mind where your clothes are starting and ending to ensure that they create a balanced look.

Whether you’re layering with a nude vest or denim jacket, it’s a great way to not only stay cool, but look cool too.  If you found this post useful then check out how to rock layers in the spring.

Now I want to hear from you, what’s your favorite way to layer in the summer?



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