My layering formula #4 is a cotton blazer over a silk blouse.

It was 48/9° when I left the house for coffee with friends yesterday morning, and 86/30° by the time I left the school after volunteering for the afternoon. (Photos were taken in the HS... that mirror on the brick wall takes me right back.)

I forgot to take a photo without the blazer, but I spent all day in and out of the topper, dependent on whether I was outdoors/indoors and in heat or AC. The long sleeve silk blouse was perfectly comfortable, even in the hottest outdoor weather after school, and everything stayed breathable with the layers on. Almost perfect.

My one issue with this outfit was that the top felt a little precious. It was comfortable, but the silk is very light and I didn't feel like I could be all that active in it. I'm sure I'll still wear this a lot, but I think, in the future, I should look for high-quality silk blends with a small stretch content.

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