With autumn just around the corner and the warm weather almost behind us, it's time to start thinking about jackets.
Between heatwaves, impending downpours and strong winds: getting dressed for the day is an especially
fun frustrating task.
And although the obvious answer is to carry both an umbrella and sunglasses, there is one item hanging on highstreet rails everywhere that solves the woe that is transitional season dressing: outerwear.
While it’s too early to reach for coats (although new styles are starting to drop online already, FYI) a transitional jacket is the answer to any weather worry. This year, jacket trends seem to sit at opposite ends of the spectrum. On one side, you have the classic staple trenches, blazers and workwear shackets that all come in varying shades of ecru. On the other side, you have bedazzled tweed, tasselled leather and tie-dye denim.
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Despite their differences, the fact remains that each and every one of them will elevate your summer dresses, and most importantly, are easily paired with your fave jeans at a moment's notice.
Transitional dressing? Easy. Keep scrolling for our edit of the highstreet's best summer jackets.
Whether you go for oversized, longline or tie-dyed, this year is all about updating the classic denim jacket.
Oversized Denim Jacket, €29.99, Bershka
This season's newfound fascination with all things minimalist brought a love for utilitarian, boxy jackets with it - great for when you just need a light layer.
Brown Longline Shacket, €68, Topshop
Not just for the office, a roomy blazer worn buttoned up with matching trousers, jeans or even a dress layered over a fine knit is your answer to transitional dressing.
Gathered Square Shoulder Blazer, €149, & Other Stories
You're likely to already own the perfect leather jacket (or two), but if you don't, head straight for H&M for classic styles that are perfect for pairing with all those floaty summer dresses.
Biker Jacket, €39.99, H&M
If you're looking for something versatile, try a khaki military jacket. Day or night, smart or casual, this will be the hardest-working item in your autumnal wardrobe.
Cropped Khaki Shacket, €50, River Island
tHE 80'S BOMBER
While you can always choose silky sports-luxe bomber jackets, this season, we're embracing anything that looks as if it came from your mother's wardrobe. To be styled with wide-leg trousers and a fine knit top.
Floral Bomber Jacket, €39.95, Zara
tHE classic trench
A trench is for life; not just for heading into Autumn. Whether you opt for a classic double-breasted number or enjoy a contemporary twist via prints or oversized silhouettes, this is one jacket you'll wear on repeat all year long - promise.
Belt Trench, €69.99, Mango