Jackets for the Summer
Some people think it’s crazy to wear jackets in the summer. Nonetheless, our outerwear pieces are important accessories in our wardrobe that we should be fully taking advantage of. Besides, some nights and early mornings can be quite breezy compared to the temperatures in the day, and it’s always better to be prepared with an extra layer if the occasion calls for it.
Check out the styles of jackets that are built to stand the summer heat. And this time, I’m leaving the bomber jacket to the side because it’s the key piece anyway!
As Rachel Greenburg from Today Style shares, military jackets are “the ultimate choice for fashion-meets-function.” All the little pockets make it easier to leave the house without the need of a purse, but still, have you looking fabulous in a romper or a flowy blouse. Try to avoid fitted jackets to keep the breeziness of the outfit that’s much needed at this time of year.
Denim jackets may be a little too heavy for the balmy weather, so switch those out with a chambray shirt, a relaxed version of the timeless classic. And any time the climate gets too hot for layers, you can always choose to wrap the shirt around your waist for a cool, edgy vibe.
While the fashion gurus from Lyst indicate in their jacket collection that tailored blazers and waistcoats are suited for the office, the type of blazers that you want to wear on a casual basis during the summer are boyfriend blazers, which tend to be longer but still narrow in the shoulders. Pick one that’s light in the material, and pair it with jeans and a tee or even a tea length dress.
Obviously, your winter leather biker should be kept in your closet until the temperatures fall again, but if you have any lighter mottos, preferably in brighter colors, you can potentially be wearing leather all season long without breaking a sweat.
Although they are far from what a traditional Japanese cover up looks like, the billowy sleeves and sheer fabric of kimono jackets are just what we need to survive the heat. A celebrity-approved wardrobe staple, kimonos are a lightweight coverup essential to the season, whether you’re spending the summer seaside or in the city. Virtually anything can look good with a kimono, but you might want to check out Gurl for some styling tips.