Layering is not just limited to fall and winter.
It can be equally useful in the spring and summer, especially for those of us traveling to slightly cooler climates (think Maine, Nantucket or the Adirondacks). You know, those days where it is 75 and sunny during the day but drops down to a cool 60 at night. Fog may or may not be present.
I just spent the better part of the last 2 weeks on Nantucket (ie the promised land) and that is how most days go weather wise. I’d be lying if I said that I did not miss being on island greatly and that I am not suffering from some serious withdraw right now. Take me bACK. Anyway, a bathing suit is often the kit for the day, but at night things range from staying in said bathing suit to donning trousers; depending on the occasion. But almost always an additional layer was required up top; a blazer, fleece or sweater. Even the orange vest pictured above and below (these photos are from Philadelphia, NOT Nantucket).
The purpose behind adding layers is the same in the summer as in the fall. Added warmth, whether it be for you or your lady. Just keep in mind that it is best to add layers with style and respect for your setting.
Fall is coming. Winter follows.