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We all love the comfort of a soft, cuddly sweater. Who doesn’t smile when they slip on their favorite cashmere cardigan or cable-knit pullover? The good news is, you don’t have to say goodbye to these wardrobe staples during the warmer months.

Trust us on this one. We used to think we had to pack up all our sweaters when spring rolled around. But after years of trial and error (hey, that’s how we learn!), We’ve figured out how to make some of them work.

And we’re gonna let you in on all our secrets!

Here’s the deal…the key is choosing the right fabrics and fits so you stay cool, even when temps rise.

Look for sweaters made of natural fibers like cotton, linen or rayon that breathe well in the heat. Tightly knit fabrics tend to be warmer, so go for loose, open knits or crocheted styles. Cropped lengths and short sleeves also help beat the heat by exposing some skin.

When pairing your sweater with other pieces, balance is key. Lightweight fabrics in bright, summery hues will offset the cozy knit texture.

Try a breezy silk cami or cotton sundress under an open cardigan. Denim cutoffs and woven straw hats also make great complementing pieces. Just avoid heavy layers like jackets or turtlenecks, which will make you sweat.

Ready to get your sweater styling on? Here are some of our fave ways to work it:

Wrap Sweaters

A wrap sweater is an effortlessly chic choice for summer. The wrap silhouette flatters your shape while the deep V-neck shows just a peek of skin. Go for a lightweight cotton or linen style in a fresh, feminine hue like lilac, blush or seafoam green. Tie it loosely around your waist over a tank and shorts or let it flow over a breezy sundress. Finish with strappy sandals for a romantic vibe. On hot summer days, style a baby pink wrap sweater made of cotton with a pair of high-waisted white shorts and accessorize with some ballet flats and a small cross-body bag to create a look that perfectly matches this year’s hyper feminine trend

Lacy Knits

Delicate open-knit sweaters add texture without weighing you down. Look for lacy crochet or mesh knits with an airy, open weave in cotton, rayon or linen. Neutrals like ivory or blush pink work year-round. Layer one over a silky cami and white jeans with tan leather sandals for effortless weekend style or team a sheer crochet sweater over a printed slip dress. Killer date night look!

Irish Sweaters

Irish knit sweaters are made of merino wool, a super soft and thin fiber that helps regulate your body temperature. So, you won’t overheat, no matter the weather. Now, add the sophisticated, traditional Aran design to the mix, and you’ve got the perfect sweater for the upcoming months.

During fall and winter, we usually stick to muted, neutral tones. But come summer, it’s time to go bold and make a statement. Why not grab an Irish sweater from this latest women’s online collection in bright green, red, or navy? Pair it with a classic white t-shirt and denim shorts, and let it be the star of your outfit.

Oversized Styles

Nothing says laidback summer style like an oversized sweater. Try an extra roomy cotton pullover in a fun color like lemon or sea glass. Tuck it into cutoffs or a denim skirt to define your shape. Cuff the sleeves for a relaxed vibe. Wear it open over a simple tank or tee with flat sandals or sneakers. Pair an off-the-shoulder oversized sweater with a skirt and heeled sandals for dinner with your girls.

Cropped Cardigans

A cropped cardigan sweater lets you show some skin while keeping covered up. Shorter lengths feel fresh and summery. Lightweight cotton or linen styles work best. Go sleeveless or opt for short sleeves. Layer over sundresses, tanks and high-waisted shorts. Tie it around your shoulders when the temperature rises.

With so many fab options, you can rock your beloved sweaters all season long!

So, don’t even think about packing all your sweaters away. Just get creative with fabrics, fits and styling.

Mix and match delicate and slouchy, fitted and flowy. You’ll be so glad you did!

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