These Lightweight Knits Are Made For Summer Lovin'

If these don’t scream, “SUMMER!” we don’t know what does.

Anyone who thinks that sweaters are meant for freezing temps can go stand over there. In the corner. With my kids who are also in a time-out. Because this simply is not the truth. That’s right, I’m referring to the summer knit—that loose, lightweight sweater that is perfect for throwing over a bathing suit after a long day at the beach or pairing with cutoffs and espadrilles for a Sunday funday in the city. More elegant than a sweatshirt but less cumbersome than a jacket, the summer knit is the answer to your solstice layering prayers.

And there’s more: This knit is not exclusive to long-sleeved sweaters. Below we’ve rounded up plenty of those, as well as halter tops, dresses, cardigans and even an apron vest for good measure. In soft creams and vibrant hues, these are the sweaters that you should be cozying up to this summer.

Cupcakes and Cashmere Madden Stripe Sweater

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $120

Free People Halo Pullover

BUY FROM: Revolve, SALE $90 (Regularly $128, 30% Off!)

Isla Midi Dress

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, SALE $99.95 (Regularly $158, 37% Off!)

ASTR the Label Mayari Tank

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $75

Loft Fringed Sweater

BUY FROM: Loft, SALE $35.99 (Regularly $65, 46% Off!)

H&M Loose Knit Sweater

BUY FROM: H&M, $17.99

Moth Stassia Swing Pullover

BUY FROM: Anthropologie, $128

Free People I’ll Be Around Cardigan

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $128

Boden Carmen Sweater

BUY FROM: Boden, $120

Show Me Your MuMu Star Print Sweater

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $140

Forever21 Metallic Knit Dress


BUY FROM: Forever21, $24.90

Wooden Ships Striped Wrapped Cardigan

BUY FROM: Shoptiques, $132

Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Apron Vest

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, SALE $178.80 (Regularly $298, 40% Off!)

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