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Yes, You Can Wear Sweaters in the Summer

BY: MICHELLE SCHUMAN | 6.25.2014 |

Yes, You Can Wear Sweaters in the SummerSweaters may seem all wrong for summer, but designers such as Jason Wu and Band of Outsiders cemented them as a warm-weather trend during their Spring/Summer 2014 runway shows. Wu showcased an elegant spin on the trend, pairing classic sweaters with pencil skirts, while Band of Outsiders sported up its knits with zippered skirts and crew socks. The designs aren’t as heavy as their wintertime counterparts, of course; their lighter yarns and open weaves make them perfect to toss over tanks as the summer sun sets. Here’s our take on the trend, anchored by a boat-neck sweater with a nautical-inspired color palette.

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The Look

Like Wu, we paired this colorblocked, open-weave sweater with elegant pieces such as nude stilettos and drop earrings. The breezy culottes (another big trend this season) create movement, and the wooden sunglasses give an unexpected twist to the otherwise classic look.

1. Sweater; Scotch & Soda ($104)

2. Silk culottes; La Garçonne ($346.50)

3. T-strap sandals; ideeli ($59.99)

4. Two-tone handbag; Dorothy Perkins ($29)

5. Wooden sunglasses; Goods ($49.99)

6. Drop earrings; Rebecca Minkoff ($78)

Guide Staff Writer
BY: Michelle Schuman Guide Staff Writer