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STYLING

HOW TO NAIL SUMMER LAYERS

June 8, 2019

Yeah, that’s right, summer layering — because as much as we want to spend the potentially sun-drenched months in a simple tee-and-shorts combo, the weather rarely plays along. So, take a look at the three lightweight layered looks that tap into the skate-steezy, long-sleeved-tee-plus-short-sleeved-tee trend and are suitable for styling out hazy summer days and the cooler nights that follow.
A picture of a model wearing a neon shirt, a long-sleeve 90s-style tee and adidas shorts. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a model wearing a neon shirt, a long-sleeve 90s-style tee and adidas shorts. Available at ASOS.

Color story

Neon isn’t going anywhere people, and the summer months are the best time of the year to jump on it. With Louis Vuitton and MSGM championing the rave-friendly spectrum in their SS19 shows, it’s a colorway that'll be taking center stage at festivals and many of your other functions this summer. Make like our man above and cop the most vibrant design you can find, then team it with a '90s-inspired long-sleeved tee (just peep that sleeve design). Summer and sportswear are literally made for each other, so why not don a pair of adidas shorts with subtle Nike kicks to make it all about that top-half color clash?
A picture of a model wearing a white short sleeve shirt over a white long-sleeve tee, ripped denim shorts and Ascics trainers. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a model wearing a white short sleeve shirt over a white long-sleeve tee, ripped denim shorts and Ascics trainers. Available at ASOS.

Less is more

If you’re not quite ready for the neon revival, here’s a more subdued, Scandi-esque look, suitable for literally anything you have planned. With white-on-white up top and below with some super-fresh socks and chunky ASICS kicks, the only thing left to do is pair with some true-blue denim shorts. Opt for a heavily ripped pair to offset the neater-than-neat colorway throughout.
A picture of a model wearing a see-through check shirt over a long-sleeve printed T-shirt with ripped jeans and Nike trainers. Available at ASOS.

A picture of a model wearing a see-through check shirt over a long-sleeve printed T-shirt with ripped jeans and Nike trainers. Available at ASOS.

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Check, mate

Check yourself before you… well, actually, checking yourself is all you need to do in terms of brightening up your summer look. With a tee as heavy in the graphics department as the option above, picking up a checked shirt that's also sheer means you can flex both designs simultaneously. Ripped denim not only gives your look that ultra-casual edge but the rough-and-ready design also doubles as built-in AC. For really showing off your color-matching prowess, a pair of Nike Tekno sneakers with matching overlays to the shirt will definitely let everyone know just how strong your style game is.

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