05/26/2014 08:48 EDT | Updated 05/26/2014 08:59 EDT

20 Summer Sweaters Perfect For The Season's Chilly Moments

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Woman wearing a summer sweater.

When it comes to summer, you probably try to wear as little as possible in the heat, but what about those chilly nights?

Sometimes, even when you think otherwise, you just need a couple of summer sweaters. But we're not talking about a chunky wool pullover here, we're just thinking of an extra thin layer to cover our shoulders from the cool summer breezes (which, if you're lucky will actually come from the ocean).

Fabrics like cotton and linen are great for doing just that -- they're lightweight and they breathe, making them perfect for summer. And most of the sweaters available in stores for the hot season are extremely thin and super sheer. So just because you've got a sweater on, doesn't mean you'll be overheating. Trust us.

Quite frankly, t-shirts and tank tops get a little boring once you've been wearing them everyday; summer sweaters are the perfect alternative.

Have a look through the slideshow to see out picks and let us know how you'd rock summer layers in the comments below.

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