#OOTD – Layering with a Cold-Shoulder Sweater for Those Fickle Summer Days

14th June

Layering with a cold-shoulder sweater

Are you still layering like me? Yes, it’s summer, but that doesn’t mean you need to tuck away that cold-shoulder sweater just yet. You can even use it for layering!

You might remember that I live part-time in the rain capital of the U.S. (Seattle). Even in my second abode (Santa Cruz, California), early mornings and evenings are cool-ish. And so, this cold-shoulder sweater I bought last winter is still a great asset for summer – in both places.

Outfit with the cold-shoulder sweater

I just realized that I can actually layer a cold-shoulder sweater over some sleeveless tops. 🙂

As long as the fabric of  your sleeveless top is cut to lay closer to your neck than your shoulders, it won’t even show under a cold-shoulder sweater. It’s the perfect formula for when the sun pops out and you suddenly prefer to have something lighter on top. Something else that works under this sweater is a top with shoulder cutouts – something similar to one I wore in THIS POST.

Outfit sans cold-shoulder sweater

Since my sweater here is bulky and somewhat shapeless, I like to pair it with a form-fitting skirt. This follows a general rule I have for showing off my curves – tastefully. If my top half is fitted, for example, I wear a loose-fitting skirt or pants. Or I’ll combine a relaxed-fit top (a tunic, for instance) with leather leggings.

I bought this Zara body con skirt quite a while back. To be honest, it has an annoying tendency to inch its way upward. Or maybe that’s due to the fact that my hips are anything but straight.

Cold-shoulder sweater and striped skirt

Because of that, I won’t wear the skirt on a day when I expect to be walking 10k steps. Nonetheless, for a short engagement – lunch with a friend (after working at home) or going out to a casual dinner – it definitely works. And the diagonal stripes are extremely flattering.

Then if it gets extra cool – let’s say that the fog comes in thick – I can just add a blazer.

I hope you liked the outfit. Do you think you might still wear a cold-weather sweater this summer?

A blazer over cold shoulders

I wore: Vince Camuto sweater / BP tank / Theory blazer / Zara skirt / Furla bag / Balenciaga sunglasses / L.K.Bennett wedges

xo, janea


28 responses to “#OOTD – Layering with a Cold-Shoulder Sweater for Those Fickle Summer Days”

  1. Gemma says:

    Lovely outfit. I love it both ways with the jumper and top! Also really love your handbag.

    Gemma x



  3. Paola Lauretano says:

    Looking smashing Janea!
    Saying yes to your sweater and your asymmetrical skirt!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

  4. Esther says:

    You are so right. I am still layering too.
    The pictures are beautiful and I love your skirt.
    Have a nice weekend. Love, Esther


  5. Yiota says:

    Your skirt is so pretty and so versatile! I love it!! x


  6. Anouk says:

    The skirt looks great!


  7. Olga says:

    The skirt looks so cute!Love your style:-)


  8. Jessica says:

    That skirt is beautiful! I really like the unique touch of the asymmetrical hem!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  9. Dominique says:

    Loving the cream cold shoulder top! Although I’m hoping fickle summer days are well and truly behind us now, but you never know with UK weather! xx


  10. Gabrielle says:

    Ah, how right you are about the summer weather, haha! This jumper looks like a great alternative for when the temperature drops unexpectedly, and I love the striped skirt too 🙂


  11. Gelleesh says:

    Love your style here! Although you did layering, it still looks light and comfy… Still perfect for summer. Hope you’re doing well, Janea! 🙂


  12. Caitlin | Beauty & Colour says:

    Love your style!

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  13. Ashley says:

    I love keeping a few sweaters on hand for cooler summer days- great styling, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge


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