I’m not sure I had ever heard of the term summer sweatshirt before I moved to Maine. Growing up in the deep south, summers were always for swimsuits and flip-flops and looking for ways to stay as cool as possible. But even on the last day of June, I still need a sweatshirt some days and I definitely need one for the cooler nights throughout the summer. Add to that, boat outings or dining al fresco on the water, having something warm to throw on becomes a must.
This year I have two in constant rotation. Both are fairly light weight but super cozy. I love the bell sleeved ruffle on this one from Aerie. I bought the peachy colored one and it looks great with white jeans, denim shorts, etc… It’s very versatile and the sleeves dress it up a bit. I’d buy it in multiple colors if I could!
And I found a Vineyard Vines Shep Hoodie at the Vineyard Vines outlet (similar here) that I’m absolutely living in. I’ve tied this around my shoulders on cool nights at the ball park and have worn it every time we have been on the boat so far this summer. I love the contrast striped hood and have gotten several complements – it takes it from from “just a hoodie” to something special! It’s perfect for those ocean breezy days we get here on the coast and I’m so glad I grabbed it!
And I am sure my southern friends can relate on some level the need to have something “just in case” with the absolutely frigid A/C blasting inside every building from May to October. I know there are times even on the hottest of summer days that you might want to have one of these on hand for when you are inside.
Here are a few others that I’ve seen that I love:
*Also worth noting, I always size up in sweatshirts. It makes easier to layer and I just love the oversized look with a sweatshirt.