9 lightweight sweatshirts perfect for a cool summer night

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There’s nothing better than spending a long summer day outside. Whether you live by a beach or have a pool or even a back deck at home, getting a healthy dose of vitamin D can do a lot of good. But as the sun sets and the weather starts to cool down in the evening, it’s inevitable that you’ll reach for something warm.

While a jean jacket is undoubtedly cute and does its job to keep you warm on a summer night, when you’ve spent the day slathered in SPF and climbing in and out of the water, pulling on a cozy sweatshirt sounds a whole lot better than throwing on denim.

“Beach fleece” is a term that we started to see pop up on social media this season, and it immediately evokes the image of that perfect hoodie that we’re constantly on the lookout for. You know the one: the sweatshirt that isn’t too heavy, too lightweight or too precious to wear every day.

With this new term added to our style glossary, we’ve rounded up nine colorful and lightweight sweatshirts that we believe fit the “beach fleece” bill perfectly. Shop a few of our favorite styles below from brands like Free People, Billabong and Old Navy, starting at just $25.

Shop: Roxy Dream Believer C Sweatshirt, $42

Credit: Roxy

Shop: Frankies Bikinis Burl Sweatshirt, $125

Credit: Revolve

Shop: Free People Rivalry Hoodie, $148

Shop: Free People

Shop: Falconeri Silk Cotton Maxi Hoodie, $268.50 (Orig. $537)

Credit: Falconeri

Shop: Aerie Sunwashed Desert Hoodie, $29.97 (Orig. $49.95)

Credit: Aerie

Shop: Athleta Sundown Sweatshirt, $69

Credit: Athleta

Shop: Rebecca Minkoff Rosie Sweatshirt, $118

Credit: Rebecca Minkoff

Shop: Marine Layer Mary Hoodie, $98

Credit: Marine Layer

Shop: Entireworld Loop Back Hoodie, $88

Credit: Entireworld

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