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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

STYLISH GUYS IN SUMMER LAYERING

By Sam Higgins, 17 August 2017

The hotter climes of summer pose a tricky sartorial question: how do you show off your strong style with limited layers at your disposal? Well, we’ve scoured the latest looks from the SS18 showcases to find out how experienced street-stylers have been layering up and peacocking their fashion nous this summer. Take a look...
Street-styler wearing a long-sleeved white T-shirt with an orange tee over | ASOS Style Feed

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Long-sleeved and short-sleeved tee

The double tee trick is one that first made waves earlier this year, providing a simple springtime solution to the layering dilemma. But with the right pairing, the technique can also be utilised to great effect in the summer months, too. Follow this stylish fella with a white base layer – a long-sleeved tee – so the bolder, logo tee layered over the top has the perfect backdrop.
Street-styler wearing a patterned shacket and pink tee | ASOS Style Feed

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Shacket and tee

Although fewer layers are usually needed in summer, it’s all about keeping things simple and having a versatile jacket at your disposable for when the clouds inevitably appear and a chill sets in. A classic shacket is your best bet, boasting the form of your favourite shirt but the wind-beating ability of a classic cover-up. If you choose a patterned piece, keep it monochrome and give an injection of colour via your tee, layered beneath.
Street-styler wearing a green, patterned knitted polo with a black windbreaker | ASOS Style Feed

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Knitted polo and windbreaker

Lightweight knits have been all over the place this summer, and although you wouldn't usually associate a jumper with the sun, the key piece can actually play the perfect role in a layered look on warmer days. Like your nan’s best needlework, make sure your knit is the statement piece – so we’re talking a bold colour and definitely some stitched patterns. Its ideal partner is a lightweight windbreaker or mac, especially in muted tones or black. Tuck in your knitted polo and let the double-collared action offer seasonal style and substance.
Street-styler wearing a white turtleneck tee with a buttoned waterproof jacket | ASOS Style Feed

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Turtleneck tee and waterproof jacket

Likewise, turtlenecks usually only come out in the 'curling up in front the fire' months. But opting for a thin, lightweight option this summer and buddying it up with a lightweight waterproof windbreaker can be a match made in seasonal-sartorial heaven. Switch up the fastening on your jacket and only button the top two to bring more attention to the contrasting necklines.
Street-styler wearing a short-sleeved shirt and white vest | ASOS Style Feed

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Short-sleeved shirt and vest

If your late-summer layering scenario is less about finding the right balance of warmth in changeable weather and more about showing off your favourite holiday-vibes piece, align your style with this stylish show-goer. Here, it’s all about giving your patterned, short-sleeved shirt the best chance of shining. Tuck it into your trews, but keep it unbuttoned and layer a thin, white vest beneath to help the red print pop brilliantly.

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