One of my LEAST favorite things about summer and consequently my MOST favorite thing about fall is how conducive they are to allowing layers of clothing to be worn. As someone who believes that outfits with different layered elements are infinitely more interesting than the opposite I find summer to be particularly frustrating because its just too hot! I did fine one trick that I absolutely LOVE that does allow you to wear more layers without sweating to death. The secret?
The secret is summer dresses. They are your best friend, especially short ones, when it comes to adding interest to your outfit. Simply throw one on and then add a shirt, t-shirt, blouse etc over it and add a belt. All of a sudden you have a skirt peaking out from another layer and voila! Interest! Next, if the weather permits, add a vest or another light layer that still shows off the dress and the top without adding too much to the heat. (Note: avoid long sleeves here like they are the plague.. unless it’s in the mid 60s like it sometimes is in Seattle.) Lastly, add a fun boot, yes I said said BOOT, to balance out the proportions on top and voila, a layered summer ready look that will still keep you (relatively) cool and in the pinnacle of style.
Have a fantastic weekend, thanks for reading and shop today’s look below. Cheers!-Rebecca