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.
V-Neck: Everlane's Seed Stitch V-Neck
A solid, neutral v-neck is a wardrobe staple. For summer, try this lightweight piece from Everlane that is a blend of cotton and cashmere (and yes, it's as soft as it sounds). It's available in dark grey, light grey, and navy, which means it goes with almost any ensemble, and falls in line with the super-low prices the brand has become known for. [$55, everlane.com]