Here’s where I stand on the seasons… I love summer because it’s sunny and the skies are usually clear allowing for tons of time spent outside which is awesome. However, my favorite seasons to dress for are always the cooler ones that allow for layers, and my favorite pieces, shawl-collar cardigans. But, as shawl-collar cardigans have grown in popularity over the past several years their inclusion in the warm weather wardrobes has also grown. Unlike their winter cousins spun and sewn from merino, alpaca, and cashmere, lighter weight, cooler options made from cotton or cotton/wool blends have allowed for these great pieces to serve as sunny day and summer night layers. Now this isn’t a revolutionary idea, obviously, but if it’s about that time in the summer where everyone just wants the weather to cool down and we can satisfy our need for tweed and herringbone. So if you want to take a step in the direction of fall, even if the weather is going to be uncooperative for the next couple months, try layering your looks with lightweight layers like a cotton cardigan. Or try a denim jacket to satisfy your desire for throwing on your favorite coat. Don’t worry, fall will be here soon enough and you’ll be longing for the days when your calves saw the light of day. Until then, layer away my friends.
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