You may not immediately think to reach for a jacket in June, but as the weather continues to get warmer through the summer months, layering is the perfect way to be prepared for the changing temperatures. Layering adds dimension to your outfit and will ensure that you're not left shivering when you're in an air conditioned mall or the freezer section of the grocery store. The key is to choose something light, something that will breathe, or something you can drape over your shoulders and remove when you're starting to get toasty. Here are a few ideas on how to successfully layer up in the summer sun!
A Light Jacket
Throwing a light neutral jacket or sweater over your outfit makes you look complete and won't compete with the vibe you've already put together. Go for a trench coat, a cotton or nylon bomber, or a breathable sweater.
Denim literally could not be more versatile! Drape an oversized denim jacket over your shoulders, layer a chambray shirt over your tank, or go for denim on denim by pairing with a denim dress or a crop top and shorts. Denim is casual and it's cotton, so it's the perfect weight for a summer layer.
Your options for layering are truly endless! You can use staples like a military-inspired vest to layer over a top and shorts, or go for a statement piece like this crochet duster or flowy fringe poncho. Try mixing colorful pieces with sheer ones, as we've done here with these layered crop tops.
If you're feeling bold, you can use pieces for something other than their intended purpose: outerwear is not your only layering option! Get creative and try mixing different silhouettes - look for pieces that will create depth when they interact with each other.
Give it a try! Post your summer layers on instagram and tag @freestyleclothingexchange or use the hashtag #freestyleclothingexchange so we can see how you style yours!