Summer might not instantly conjure up thoughts of jackets, but when living in Britain it’s a good idea to be prepared for anything the weather might throw at you. After all, a weekend BBQ at the local park can quickly turn cold and soggy or you might walk into work in bright sunshine and leave in the midst of a torrential downpour. And so, it’s a good idea to stay prepared and always bring one of these jackets along with you:
- Denim jacket
The ultimate lightweight jacket, denim is a material that doesn’t give up and is available in a huge variety of shades, cuts and styles to suit every size, shape and preference. You’ll find denim in women’s jackets ranges all year round, as it is the perfect piece of outerwear to layer up or wear on its own. On cooler summer days, pair yours with a plain hoody and a cute skater dress or wear draped over your shoulders with shorts and a band tee for laidback festival style.
- Leather jacket
A warmer jacket, leather is ideal for summer evenings when things start to get chilly around 8pm. Lightweight enough to ensure it never takes over an outfit ensemble, it’s also a pretty cosy solution to the cold problem. Leather works well with bodycon dresses and heels but also casual jeans and a smart blouse.
- Bomber jacket
Bombers made a comeback in 2016 and won’t be going anywhere, anytime soon. The perfect addition to an athleisure look, featuring capri sports leggings, a comfy t-shirt and fashion trainers for walks on summer evenings, it’s a great jacket for the summer. Look for a style in a silk material for a luxe look that can be translated into your evening ensemble.
- Rain Mac
A waterproof mac is always a good call and this year the style is more popular than ever with on trend designs now available on the high street. A bold yellow is a traditional style, reminiscent of those long days as a child playing in puddles, while a pretty floral print is great for everyday style and works for summer festivals with knee high wellies. A cape style mac is great for throwing on over any outfit and is lightweight enough to wear on those humid but wet summer days.
- Suede jacket
Nothing screams summer more than a tasseled, suede jacket paired with denim shorts and a cropped tee – alternatively you could wear a cute boho style dress and sandals and you’re good to go. A flower crown is an optional extra but helps nail those summer vibes – perfect when sipping cider at festivals with friends in the sunshine.
This summer, don’t hesitate to add one (or all) of these jacket styles to your wardrobe!