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