The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers

I wrote about wearing layers during the summer two years ago but I figured I’d speak about it again since it’s one of my favorite styles to wear during the summer. You may wonder why on earth would I love wearing layers during the hottest season of the year especially when everyone else is wearing next to nothing. Although I don’t dabble in every trend, I’d still consider my style to be a bit diverse. Wearing layers during the summer just happens to be one of my favorite styles and it’s easily achievable with just one trick.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

When I wear layers during the summer, I make sure at least one of the layers is sheer. Wearing breathable clothing such as sheer tops helps you beat the summer heat. This white button down top is sheer, allowing air to seep right through with no problem.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The second layer is a simple blue cropped tank top. I previously wore this top on it’s own to an Essence Block Party a couple of years ago.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

Couldn’t finish off the look without a pair of oldie but goodie DVF shorts! It matched perfectly with the ensemble and made me feel almost monochromatic.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

I grabbed my yellow and green floral clutch and dark floral heels.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

I couldn’t stray from throwing some ankara fabric on my head. Sometimes I just can’t help it. LOL.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

Breaking apart from the blue a bit, I accessorized with an orange beaded necklace and earrings.

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style


The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers - Befitting Style

Do you wear summer layers?


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62 Thoughts to “The Trick To Wearing Summer Layers”

  1. That is such a great look! I love all those poppy colors and how well they work with your equally poppy – and totally awesome – hair! LOVE!

    1. LOL thank you so much!

  2. You definitely have a lot of pieces to your look, and it all comes together well. I am a busy mom and I tend to keep it simple, but I do like to at least accessorize.

    1. Accessorizing always spices up a look. Thank you.

  3. Gahh!! I love your style! So fun and creative!!

  4. Your style in this post reminds me of the 90’s, like Poetic Justice 90’s. I love it!

  5. Girl I love this look! You layered beautifully! The white button up with the cobalt top is perfect!

  6. Great post. I go from freezing to sweating with air conditioning and then going outside. I feel like I can;t ever get it right.

    1. That can be so annoying! I totally understand.

  7. candy

    I need to start wearing more hats and different style of hats. Like to layer except when it is really hot and humid.

  8. Comfort Ayoade

    I love your style, it is really lovely on you and fits you perfectly so well. I don’t like to layer up in summer because I tend to sweat a lot. God bless you Oyin. Amen

  9. I just love all of your stylings! I too layer in the summer and as you point out, it CAN be done without being too hot! Great look lovely lady!

    1. Thank you glad you understand 🙂

  10. Love the outfit, love the hair, and love the website. To me, it’s not weird to layer in the summer, and how you did it was tasteful and doesn’t look like I would suffer a heat stroke in it. Covering up actually protects us better from the sun.

    1. Very true! Covering up protects the skin. Thanks for bringing that up.

  11. Great outfit! I LOVE the shorts, so fun! I’d wear that outfit anywhere, super fresh and chic looking : )

  12. Claudia Krusch

    I am in love with your shoes. I like to layer when I can. I will have to try these tips.

    1. Yess! I’d love to see how you incorporate it into your style.

  13. I love the way you layered the bold crop top over the white shirt. You look radiant and this look is so much fun!

  14. That necklace is such a statement piece. I could see that drawing a lot of attention, you’ll definitely be noticed, in a good way because the necklace is unique and awesome.

  15. I’m not much for layers during the day. At night I’m all about it.

    1. Ohhh I’d love to see the layered night look!

  16. Adaleta

    Layers are always the best!! the way you have styled this look is awesome!!

  17. You look absolutely vibrant and beautiful! 🙂

  18. I love your style and color choices. You look fabulous as usual.

  19. Guuuuuuurl you are doing it RIGHT! Sometimes I feel like the layering will make me look bulky and over the top but sometimes if you do it right it looks amazing as it does in these pictures!

    1. Thank you so much girl!

  20. This is an awesome idea! And you look just great in it! So keep this way!

  21. I love the outfit you are wearing! You look great girl! Layering is a great trick to use in the summer and throughout the year!

  22. you look amazing and so happy in that summer outfit. You get some great tips for those that need to layer in these hot summer months.

  23. I love how colorful your outfit is!! Those shorts are the cutest.

    xx, Melissa

  24. rika - food blogger

    Absolutely love your style, very unique and stylish! Layering is a great trick to spice up our overall look.

  25. I love how you managed to layer while still keeping the outfit fun and summery! The deep blue and floral print are just perfect this time of year!

  26. What a great outfit. I love the colors and the combination of layers with the shorts. The clutch is totally adorable.

    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

  27. sara

    You are so cute! Summer layers is brilliant. I am always hot and cold all day long. I keep a sweater in the car because the stores are always so cold!

    1. Yes the stores get chilly. Movie theatres too. Layering definitely helps.

  28. I love the vivid colors and it makes me realize how boring my wardrobe is. Your shoes look so cute on you as does everything.

  29. Just goes to show that you can totally wear layers during the summer, you just have to be smart about it! I think this is awesome! I love how you styled the whole outfit and your hair is just stunning!

    1. Thank you so very much!

  30. Natalie

    I love those shorts! Layering during the summer is just as important as winter laying. I am not always prepared though. Thanks for the tips!

    1. You’re welcome! 🙂

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