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Sweating to death at the thought of wearing layers in the summer heat? Think again.

Layers are tricky. It’s easy to go overboard and look like a big, bulky mess of fabric. Plus, different brands obviously have different sizing guidelines, which can make layering even harder. Luckily, with a few tips and tricks, it doesn’t have to be so tedious. Tiffany Hsu Dresses Jeans Looks aside, layers can be a really bad idea when the sun is blazing down on you and the humidity is suffocating. In the event of any fashion emergencies: abandon all layers! Go nude, if you must! Nothing is worse than sitting in a sweaty bundle of fabric in the dead of summer. Plus, like, feminism, and stuff.

But, if you’re someone who doesn’t overheat too easily, with a penchant for dress and pant combos, then take a cue from mytheresa’s Fashion Buying Director, Tiffany Hsu, and try on summer layering for size. Hsu opts for a light pink lace dress-turned-top over her lightly faded jeans. She completes the look with the perfect pair of white pumps.

As Hsu notes on her Instagram, British designer Simone Rocha has taken a shine to the dress and pant combo for her Spring 2018 collection.

You don’t need to be a social media star to get Hsu or Rocha’s layered look though. Go for a cropped, ankle-skimming pair of pants (for air circulation purposes), a structured top, tunic or dress with a little movement (because this isn’t the time to bust out the bodycon), and any shoe (preferably with some height to off-set the cropped pant and long layers on top).

Et voilá: chic, summer layers for a very “duchess off-duty” vibe, courtesy of your long forgotten winter dresses and denim. All you need is a new tiara.


VALENTINO

Lace-paneled dress

6,900$ $3,450



GIANVITO ROSSI

Satin sandals

795$ $318


7 FOR ALL MANKIND

Edie high-waisted straight-leg jeans

271$ $189


SAINT LAURENT

New Wave 244 Victoire sunglasses

288$ $201


SIMON MILLER

Bonsai 15 suede tote

390$ $273


ELLERY

Siouxsie Flounce earrings

495$ $247

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