The best lightweight summer jackets for women to shop this summer 2023
If there is one wardrobe staple to ensure you have on hand it's a denim jacket. These can go from season to season and can be dressed up or down for any occasion or climate.
A kimono is perhaps the perfect summer jacket as it slots in perfectly with flowing dresses and summer 'fits yet still offers some coverage.
As we mentioned summer is the time to experiment with colour and this hot pink blazer makes quite the statement. Go monochrome à la Barbiecore or simply pair it with jeans and a bralette for a casual chic look.
Made from a soft cotton denim, this breathable short sleeved jacket makes a great option for those cooler summer days as it won't feel to constrictive whilst providing your core with extra warmth.
This oversized, cropped white jacket is the perfect throwover for a night out in summer. The contrasted stitching and hardware add some edge to your look, pair it with a summer mini, add some heels and you're set.
Cotton twill utility jacket, $69.99, H&M
A looser fitting utility jacket, this is a great piece for layering come winter time or thrown over a floral mini in warmer weather.
A great office jacket, the Sloane tailored vest is great for layering and can be dressed up or down.
This sunshine yellow cropped jacket is a great summer piece as not only will the colour match the vibe of your seasonal wardrobe and its versatile design allows you to wear it loosely undone for a relaxed fit during warm days or buttoned up on cooler evenings.
An oversized blazer will always make a great warm-weather jacket, go up a size to ensure there is ample room and you don't feel stuffy whilst still looking effortlessly polished and pulled together.
What jackets are good for summer?
There are a couple of key details to look for when trying to nail the summer jacket.
Look for breathable fabrics like linens and cotton that allow breeze yet offer coverage when you do get hit by cooler nights. These lighter fabrics also are much more 'summery' than wool, corduroy or leather - so are more likely to fit with your outfits.
Summer is the time to hang up your darker wardrobe pieces and embrace pastels, neons and brights in your dressing. We're sure you already know this but lighter colours also reflect the heat from the sun better leaving you that little bit cooler throughout the day.
Less heavy silhouettes
Try your hand at a new silhouette like cutouts or cropped jackets that will allow breezes and of course, less fabric to weigh you down. You could even try vest styles to offer some coverage to your torso while keeping your arms free.
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