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: French Connection's Mixed Striped
With a classic baseball tee front and unexpected bold stripes down the back, this is a great piece for breezy beach days – especially those that turn into boat outings, or bar nights. Throw it on over swim trunks and you're set for wherever the day takes you. [$90, us.frenchconnection.com]