Cue the southern hurricane season. Oh you know, the ideal, beaming summer mornings followed by daily afternoon rain showers that usher in both humidity and cool breezes. Talk about a Fashionista’s nightmare!
Adjusting to quick temperature changes is a skill that many Floridian Fashionistas have learned to incorporate into their daily styling routine. While my quotidian morning schedule consists largely of preparing outfits fit for polar climate ranges, I have found myself constantly immersed in layer-inspired looks…And, thankfully, I’m not talking about my glorious days of pairing gray leggings with frayed denim skirts. With summery breezes and brisk nights, coats of airy and color-charged fabrics prove an innovative way to adjust any outfit for varying weather conditions.
Behold, the disclaimer I have prepared you all for: Jackets are no longer solely classified as fall and winter wear. Contrastingly, a variety of sought-after cool weather trends have been modified to transition smoothly into the summer season. I can’t, however, say that bringing back thick beanies for summer festivals is a good idea. The key to layering in the summertime is to keep individual layers thin.
Incorporating an eye-catching print into her layering technique, this Fashionista parades a fashion-forward style. By choosing a signature girl-next-door base, composed of a beige tank top and dark skinnies, this Fashionista creates a blank canvas on which to optionally paint layers. Opting for a strikingly bold jacket, this Fashionista not only infuses her look with an immediate cool factor, but also creates comfort room for a quick atmospheric adjustment – or for an air-conditioned movie theatre afternoon.
While the unstructured jacket provides an effortless style, the piece’s graphic and kaleidoscopic print adds an instant edgy pop to the outfit. Completing the look in head-to-toe gold statements, this Fashionista accentuates her olive-toned skin with scalloped neck candy and studded gladiators. The addition of bold, metallic accessories ensures the Fashionista a still-chic look when the jacket is removed.
In all honesty, layering fresh and lightweight fabrics goes miles further than the bum-bearing cut-offs and too-teeny crop tops that have accumulated popularity in the summertime. Instead, smart layering techniques prove reliable for on-the-go Fashionistas in need of quick, yet impactful outfits.