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How to Master Summer Layers: A Runway Field Guide

Why, when the sun is beating down and the weather is hot, would you consider layering in the summer? Well, for one, it's a lot more stylish than, say, daisy dukes and a tube top. Second, it's one of the hottest trends for the 2012 season, and third, you never know when you'll be blasted by a too- cold AC at a bar, restaurant, office, or movie theater.

The key to layering up for hot weather is to keep it light and play with proportion, putting shorter layers under longer and wearing heels to boost your overall length. Take inspiration from the spring runways with these layering tips.