August 17

Light Cotton Layers

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Lake Pajamas DressXirena ShirtAPL Sneakers

We recently visited Highlands, NC, offering a welcome change from the summer heat and humidity here in Charleston. The weather was still warm enough to wear dresses, but layering in a breathable cotton fabric like this button-up shirt or striped long-sleeve tee was a carefree way to stay comfortable all day long. Whether slipping on over a tank (as seen here), draped over the shoulders, or looped around the waist, an extra layer can also instantly add just the right touch of color to an otherwise simple style. Find some of my favorite cotton styles to layer this season below.

white cotton dress sneakers
white cotton dress sneakers

T-Shirt Dress

There is nothing more comfortable than a t-shirt dress, like this one from Everlane, on a hot summer day. Tying a white button-up shirt around the waist creates a more flattering fit.

Crinkled Gauze Button-Up

I reach for button-up shirts all year round. This one from Xirena is my top pick for summer, since it’s made from a lightweight crinkled gauze material. Wear it on its own with a pair of shorts or layer it over a dress.

Poplin Mini Dress

I have been living in this comfortable poplin mini dress from Lake Pajamas all summer long. Throw on a blue button-up shirt to complete the look.

white cotton dress sneakers
white cotton dress sneakers

white cotton dress sneakers
white cotton dress sneakers

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