Summer jackets are an essential part of any woman's wardrobe. But it can be a hassle to find the right one to go with your outfit instead of over it. Click through to see our edit of the best jackets that will totally enhance your look...
Words by Lexxi Davis
A summer jacket is a style staple we all need in our warm weather wardrobes. Let’s face it, the British weather can be a little more than unpredictable, so if there’s one thing we can count on, it’s a temperature drop once the sun goes down.
Chilly evenings, dreary days and or purely for a shoulder-robing style statement, you need at least a few J’s to not only keep you warm, but up your style game. Whether you’re a classic blazer kind of girl, or need a new trench to ward off the rainy season, we’ve got it covered (literally). If you don’t already own a bomber and biker, these are the first to invest in. Lucky for you, we’ve picked loads of styles to suit everyone.
A jacket shouldn’t cover up your outfit, it should enhance it. And a truly great one will add the finishing touches to your new season look. Try to stick with classic styles, as these will take you through to next season and beyond. But while you stock up on the basics, splash out once in a while on the hot new pieces that will really bring your wardrobe up top date, like our printed pick from Max Mara – a cool leafy print that would look great thrown over a simple jumpsuit, just add black heel mules, an oversized bag, (not forgetting the all-important sunnies) and you’re ready for anything.
So have a browse through our ultimate edit, because who needs a reason to go window shopping?
If you're looking for something really fresh for the season ahead, then frills are your go-to. The cool denim of this & Other Stories style, cuts the cute from the girlie ruffles to make for a really modern look.
An adaptation of the leather biker; Reiss' super soft suede jacket will pair perfectly with your favourite summer dress, or mega frayed denim.
Bohemian inspired threads became big last summer and it's rolling right into this season too. We love the cool khaki colour and luxe feel pom poms on this easy to wear jacket, that will spice up any monochromatic get up.
We're firm fans of a good biker jacket. And this classic style has been given a lively update for the summer season in the form of on-trend metallics.
A light trench is the perfect way to fashion up your look. This monochrome number from Next ticks all the style boxes.
An alternative biker is a great way to inject a pop of colour into an outfit. New Look's bright yellow style is a steal, so you can try the trend for yourself on a budget.
A kimono is the perfect cover-up for cloudy summer days. We love this luxe embroidered style from Ted Baker, the ideal addition to your fashion forward wedding guest outfit.
If you're on the lookout for a neat and modern style, this cropped Max Mara bomber is the summer jacket for you. The comfy cotton feel and summery plant print gives ultimate sunshine vibes.
Add volume to your outfit with a loud outer layer, like this animal print belted blazer from H&M.
Perhaps the biggest style statement of the season. Oversized checked jackets in grey, have been spotted on countless members of the street style elite, so nab yours now if you want to stay ahead of the curve.
Sometimes all you need is a light bomber to throw on when the temperatures dip. This subtly striped number is perfect for summer evenings shoulder robing on the Shoreditch House rooftop.
Just because it's summer doesn't mean we'd neglect our go-to black jaq. This classic band style works for all seasons. Wear oversized for a look that Mossy would be proud of.
You just can't beat a classic off-white duster jacket. This timeless staple with elegant ties, creates a feminine, yet sharp silhouette.
Mango are seriously killing in in the jacket department RN. This embroidered number is one of our favourites and will have everyone guessing where you got it from.
Burberry's classic trench coat is ultimate summer staple. And it's not going out of style. Ever. This is a jacket worth investing in.
If sustainability is your thing, then you'll love this archive piece from GAP. A truly timeless piece that will take you through every season in style.