How to Wear Layers in the Summer Months

At the height of summer, the last thing on your mind would be to add layers to your wardrobe. But even at 100 degrees and 100% humidity I find opportunities to add layers to my outfits without overheating. 

Hermes Scarf

Photo by Shelby Rae Photographs

White Linen Dress (on sale) || Hermes Scarf (scored from the Real Real)) || Purse (c/o Neely & Chloe) || Margaret Elizabeth Ring || Stacked Rings || David Yurman Bracelet || Daniel Wellington Watch 

First. If you’re dressing for summer make sure you’re wearing breathable material. Polyester and mixed fibers never let your skin breathe like it needs to in the warmer months. I opt for cotton and linen dresses (like this one) as my base. 

Second. Build layers without bundling up. I like to accomplish this with a scarf. Silk scarves make for the most transitional item in your closet as they are both great for warm and cold weather. It’s great for summer because it is not super absorbent and it won’t hold odor like other materials. This is my first (and definitely not last) Hermes scarf, but I’m also a fan of this one here and this one is under $50.

Third. Add dainty jewelry. After purchasing a delicate necklace on my recent trip to Seaside, I’ve been obsessed with lightening up my jewelry, which has been great for the unsettling heat we’re experiencing. Pretty necklaces like this and stackable rings make for great little touches with a statement scarf. As always, pearls are a great everyday earring. 

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Author: Cynthia

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