Outerwear for Summer: Three Reasons

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Wearing: gold-tone Aviators with blue lenses – eBay | Seersucker Blazer – Meeting Street, thrifted | black silk pocket square – Mizu | navy cotton t-shirt – Select Homme | Belt | white skinny jeans – ASOS | whiskey brown leather Loafers – ASOS

 

Outerwear is something that I have been hearing a lot about lately, more specifically the idea of wearing outerwear like jackets or coats in summer, and whether there’s a way to do so and look chic in the searing Australian Summer.

Some of my favourite Bloggers and Instagramers like Beige Renegade and Street Style Poser have posted lately about their love of rocking outerwear in the height of summer; and so I thought that I would add my own two cents worth to the discussion.I am probably the least-likely person to be a champion for the idea of putting on MORE clothes in the summertime, given my intense dislike of the heat or summer in general. The truth of the matter is that wearing outerwear is actually a huge part of my strategy for dealing with summer. For a start, I am paranoid about skin cancer and so I am always trying to keep my skin as covered as possible, meaning you’ll often find me sporting a blazer on a 36 degree day! I find that the extra layer doesn’t really make too much of a difference temperature wise, and I feel more comfortable knowing my skin (and tattoos) aren’t exposed. Likewise, there are all sorts of outerwear options that aren’t a heavy wool; and these make for great summer wearing. Cotton, linen and seersucker are all brilliant and light options to bring your outerwear game into the summer season without roasting yourself. Finally, covering up in summer with the help of a blazer, jacket or a coat will ensure that your look stays refined and stops you from looking sloppy. A (polo/T) shirt and shorts combination is infinitely more stylish and put together when you add a blazer, without looking over-dressed.

So those are my three reasons for wearing outerwear in summer, but I’d love to hear your thoughts! Do you wear jackets and coats the year round? Or does the thought make your skin crawl? Let me know what you think in the comments section down below!

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