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.
Raglan: Billy Reid's Sweater
This cozy layer by Billy Reid has the look of a sweater (or finely knit sweatshirt) and the weight of a cotton-blend t-shirt. It's soft, comfortable, and thin, making it a perfect choice for evenings on the porch after a full day in the sun. If you're headed out of town, especially to the beach, toss it into your weekend duffle in case chilly nights sneak up on you. [$135, billyreid.com]