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Summer sweaters may seem like an oxymoron, but as long as work offices everywhere take the warmer season as a cue to jack up the central air, they’re just as necessary as your shorts and sandals. (Okay, maybe not as necessary, but close for sure.)
You can think of these sweaters as the reliable extra layer you keep draped over your desk chair for the days your bare arms can’t handle the frigid conference room temps, or tucked away in your tote (or beach bag!) for when things start to cool down post-sunset. Plus, when fall rolls back around, these lightweight options will look just as good layered over a turtleneck or button-down shirt — win-win.
Whether netted, knitted, or ribbed, the perfect summer sweater offers just enough warmth when you need it without being so heavy that a walk outside in the sun will have you sweating. Check out our favorite picks below, which hit every price range.