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: Steven Alan's Crewneck
This sweater appears heavy, but is actually ideal for summer nights when temperatures drop just below t-shirt weather. Its made from "thick yet airy" recycled cotton, and has a detailed trimming around the neck to add a dose of formality. Pick it up in sage, a cool green that will work just as well over the holidays as it will in mid-July. [$171, stevenalan.com]