To me, summer is all about playing in the water and sunshine during the day, and sitting around a campfire at night; wearing nothing but a swimsuit all day and throwing on some cut-offs and a light sweater when the sun starts to set.
Cool Comfort: Sweaters Perfect For Summer
These are my favorite shorts from last summer (I’m still loving them this year because they fit curvy bodies really well). Right now I’m pairing them with either this beach sweater or this cotton-linen crewneck when the temperature starts to dip after a warm day in the sun.
They’re both lightweight and made of natural fibers (linen and cotton as opposed to synthetics), so they don’t make you overheat when the temps are higher. (In fact, wearing one of these was actually cooler than a 50% polyester t-shirt…my mom is right about breathable fabrics!)
One reviewer said this sweater was like “wearing a vacation” and I think those are probably the best words to describe it. The fit is oversized, but I didn’t size down at all because I like that slightly slouchy vibe. The neckline is nice and wide (you can wear it slightly off the shoulder if you don’t size down) and I love the open stitching. It’s made of linen, is machine-washable, and I love it so much I’m thinking of ordering it in that fun bright papaya color (I mean, it is on sale right now…).
This sweater is a bit boxier than J. Crew’s and has that same lightweight, breathable feel. It’s great for pairing with high-waisted bottoms since it’s a shorter (but not cropped) length. I love the texture of the cotton-linen blend. Care instructions say hand-wash, but I just wash it on the gentle cycle and lay it flat to dry.
You can’t go wrong with either of these! Which one’s your fav? Leave us a comment below.