Summer Wardrobe Essentials

jacketThe Practical Jacket

One minute it’s glorious sunshine, the next it’s pouring down. The practical jacket is your trusted go to when we’re experiencing a typical unpredictable summer. Unlike the coat you’ve worn to keep you warm and dry in winter, it gives you the essential coverage during showers but is lightweight enough to keep you cool.

Just make sure your purchase has a hood, it’s an essential for preventing you getting soaked in a surprise downpour of rain.

Lyle and Scott Raincoat | The North Face 1990 Mountain Jacket | Farah Vintage Newbern Jacket

The Casual Jacket

It’s been a glorious day, you’ve had the barbeque on the go and enjoyed a few drinks in the garden but now the sun’s disappearing and you’re starting to feel the chill. The casual jacket is ideal for those intermittently cloudy days and late summer evenings when you need to add an extra layer over your t shirt without adding too much bulk.

Harrington jackets and bomber jackets are great summer styles for such an occasion or you could opt for a jacket in an alternative fabric such as denim or leather.

Ralph Lauren Barracuda Jacket | Fred Perry Twin Tipped Bomber Jacket | G Star Raw Deconstructed 3D Slim Denim Jacket

The Formal Jacket

Summer can be an incredibly busy time in all of our diaries, along with the summer months come all the invitations. There are weddings, christenings, days at the races – I won’t go on, you get my drift. The formal jacket is for occasions such as these when a certain level of smartness is required and a separate blazer jacket is a great summer wardrobe staple to team with jeans, chinos or even suit trousers depending on the dress code.

Summer blazers can be a tad more interesting than dark heavy woollen winter styles, try out a light shade, a playful lining or a contrasting trim.

Hugo Boss Hutsons 3 Blazer Jacket | Love Moschino Blazer Jacket | Ted Baker Wingit Blazer Jacket

The Statement Jacket

Summer jackets needn’t be afterthoughts or annoying extras for the when the summer isn’t quite as warm as we would have hoped. In fact your summer jacket can be the focal point of your outfit – introducing the statement jacket.

Think bold prints and bright summery colours which will work during the day and right through the evening, great for helping you to stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression.

Versace Jeans Printed Windbreaker | Adidas Originals Ornamental Block Windbreaker | Alpha Industries MA1 VF 59 Jacket

Written by Lucy Jackson

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