How to wear layers in the Summer

A friend of mine asked me, how do you add layers to your summer outfits,while still keeping cool. What a great question! 

Adding a layer to your outfits make your outfit interesting! It can add texture, color and makes your outfit look complete. Layers are sometimes called a “3rd piece”, being that the top and bottom are the 1st and 2nd pieces, then the layer is the 3rd piece to an outfit.

There are several types of layers, like a blazer, utility vest, cardigan and even a kimono! Layering in the summer can be difficult since it can get really hot outside! Depending on the weather where you live, it can be humid, which intensifies the hot temps, or you may have mild summers.


Here are a few layers you can add to your summer outfits, while keeping cool at the same time:


This is a fun layer to wear and is versatile too! You can wear this piece with a tee and shorts, or dress it up with a  maxi skirt or maxi dress. You can even wear it as a swimsuit cover up at the beach or pool!



In the cooler months a cardigan is core closet essential that can be worn with almost any outfit. A short sleeve cardigan is also versatile as you can wear it with shorts, jeans, pants, skirt and a dress too! 


Just like a denim jacket, a denim vest is a great layer to add to your outfits. A denim vest is a great investment piece. I’m loving a longer denim utility vest, that looks great with dresses and pants.

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