Fashion, Outfits

The New Way to Layer this Summer

You might not think the words ‘layering’ and ‘summer’ can possibly go together, but I’m here to prove you wrong. 😉 Of course, it’s not the same kind of layering as you would do in the Fall, but with the right kinds of silhouettes and fabrics, you can totally pull it off. I was experimenting with some of my pieces awhile back, and I fell in love with this new way of layering!  Scroll down to read my tips for looking chic and layering in the heat!

Top: Grana (Similar Here) | Pants: Grana (Similar Here) | Shoes: Aquazzura | Hat: Eugenia Kim

1. The Fabric

So usually, wearing an all-black look in the dead of summer is a total no-no because the color attracts and traps heat.  But, with the right kind of fabric, you can stay chic and also stay cool. Light silks are 100% the way to go! For this look, I paired a black slip dress (see it here) with silky palazzo pants (similar here). These silhouettes are breezy, so nothing is stuck to your body, plus it’s super comfy- like wearing an acceptable form of PJ’s all day!

2. Don’t Tuck

I’m all about the half-tuck, but something about leaving my top out and flowing gave me such a cool shape! It might seem like you’re going against everything you know about fashion, but give it a shot! You’ll love it I promise.

Top: Josie Natori | Pants: Zara (Similar Here)| Shoes: Aquazzura

3. Play with Shapes and Proportions

I love to experiment with cool shapes and proportions in my wardrobe and this top is no exception! To be completely honest, I totally thought it was a dress until the first time I put it on! I threw on some chic white trousers and some flats to bring the look together.

4. Stay Monochromatic

Keep your layering pieces the same color or within the same color family.  It helps keep everything consistent and visually appealing. Not to mention, keeping things in the same color palette really helps when you travel because it makes mixing and matching so much easier! And, is there anything more chic than an all-white look for summer?

What are your thoughts on summer layers? Let me know below!




  • Irina says:

    I like the way you create a totally one color looks! Wide pants and spaghetti strap dress is a nice combo, but I love the white colored one! So sweet and monochrome! I also made a post about ways how to create layers in the summertime, check it out:
    Hope you like it.

  • Emily says:

    I love your style! Great post and blog!

  • Jessica says:

    A kind of normcore touch is felt in this black outfit. Like the black long dress and the way it’s styled with slippers.

  • fatima says:

    thanks for sharing all of these great tips

  • Brooke Alexa says:

    So stunning Chriselle! Love both of the looks.

    xx Brooke

  • Rachel says:

    I love your style! Great post and blog!

  • I love how you style the outfits ♡

  • Joy says:

    Lovely laid back but super chic outfits. Arabian women layer like this a lot but with the vail of course.

  • Jamie says:

    Love the all white look and the all black look! You have amazing style Chriselle!

    xo Jamie

  • Jo says:

    So in love with these effortlessly chic looks! You look gorgeous as always!

    xo, Jo

  • Viviene Kok says:

    Fabulous tips Chriselle! x


  • I love these looks Chriselle! What an awesome way to mix up your summer wardrobe!

  • Jae says:

    Love the simplicity of these outfits. Thanks for the tips!
    Jae ||

  • It’s so hard to not keep things monochromatic but you just have to surrender and embrace it! It’s always such a classic look, loved your suggestions Chriselle! x

  • Anova says:

    Beautiful – the pictures are so calming and the outfits are perfect for an effortless, stylish summer!
    x, Anova

  • the layering is such nice fashion trend this summer and it looks so good on you. I’m personally a huge fan of black however it just doesn’t look right in summer. I find myself wearing a lot of pink, yellow and white this summer.

  • Daniela says:

    These outfits are totally chic and I have to say, that I wear mostly black and white this summer. I can’t help myself, I feel the best in these colours. Layering definitely sounds like a great idea!


  • xIN says:

    The photos feel so raw, such hipster vibe, I love it so much! You’re goddess!


  • Elizabeth says:

    Definitely agree that layering in the summer can definitely work! <3 🙂 Loving all of these chic monochromatic looks!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Kandis says:

    Love this post! This is something that inspired me and I def want to give it a try before the summer is gone!

  • Jasmine K says:

    I’m loving this type of layering; it’s still light and comfortable for the summer = )

    – Jasmine K

  • Jennifer says:

    Really great tips! I’m definitely going to utilize them in my future summer outfits. 🙂

  • Jaime says:

    I tuck in literally every top but I definitely want to try leaving them un-tucked after reading this! Loved this post!

    ♡ Jaime

  • Virginia says:

    Very elegant 😊

  • Masha says:

    Great ideas, I loved your post! I am really excited to try some of these!

    White Silk, Black Leather

  • Liv says:

    I am all about the half tuck too. Perfect and simple way to add some shape to your look!


  • Natali says:

    Minimalistic perfection! Love your sense of style!

  • esther says:

    I defo agree you can layer in the summer with the right pieces- love these looksxx

  • I love how the last look has an Asian vibe to it! Kind of traditional Vietnamese style!

  • Carey says:

    Love these looks! I never would have thought to layer in summer!

    xo, Carey

  • Gracie Deale says:

    I love that Josie Natori top. It’s my favorite – wish they had it available online! You look so good in everything by Natori, it’s a great designer for you 🙂

  • Catherine X says:

    Always so chic Chriselle! Love this style of layering – gives a very interesting silhouette, yet still very stream-lined. Also those black aquazzura flats – been drooling over the since your new video 😛


  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • I absolutely love the white outfit! It’s so clean cut looking and perfect for Summer. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Genevieve |

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Love ❤️ the wonderful tips! 🙂
    Merci for sharing.

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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