After the first heat wave, coats and wool pullovers are shoved to the back of the closet next to the Christmas sweaters in favor of shorts, tanks, and shades. But summer has it's fair share of thunderstorms and chilly nights that call for light layers. So keep a summer sweater handy. Often made in cotton or linen, this article is designed to cut the chill while still allowing room to breathe. Here, we took four classic sweater styles – the crewneck, v-neck, Raglan, and nautical – and found summertime versions that won't make you sweat.
Nautical: Paul Smith's White Reverse Stripe
A lighter take on the traditional navy-and-white striped nautical sweater, the print on this Paul Smith knit leans lilac. It's also so thin that no one would blame you for wearing it as a long-sleeved shirt, so consider that a green light to layering it how you please. [$137, paulsmith.co.uk]