Gone (at least for now) are the days of lounging in your back garden in nothing but a bikini.
One cursory glance out of the window won't fill you with much joy this week, as rain clouds and intermittent showers dominate the forecast. It feels interminable and spells bad news for your socially distanced picnic in the park. But this doesn't need to mean a washout for your wardrobe.
One moment it feels as though it’s time to reach for a floaty maxi, the next a gust of wind convinces you it’s safer to revert to tracksuit bottoms and a hoodie. Enter the summer jacket.
While it can be tough to think about outwear when you're busy dripping sweat everywhere you go, a light jacket is still key in the summer months — just look at the window if you don't believe us.
Plus, the right summer jacket does a lot more than just keeping you warm.
Throwing on a jacket, be it a chic blazer or an effortless tie-waist wrap, is the bow that ties an outfit together, even if it is topping off the most basic of loungewear.
Peruse the following options to guide you, with all styles easily transitional from weekday to weekend to what day is it again?
Keep scrolling for our edit of the highstreet's best summer jackets.
The quintessential summer jacket. Opt for one with a boyish cut that works with your sporty loungewear. It's a no-brainer.
Oversized denim jacket, €29.99, Bershka
the vibrant leather jacket
Goodbye, winter blacks; hello, summer blues (and greens, yellows, and so on). Have fun with new colours this season.
Peach Faux Fur Collar Crop PU Coat, €42, Topshop
Not just for the office, a roomy blazer worn open with matching trousers, jeans, a dress or even tracksuit bottoms is your answer to above-the-waist dressing for Zoom calls and more.
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.
Ecru Boxy Crop Shacket, €49, Topshop
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.
Bomber jackets are, well, for the lack of a better phrase -the bomb. The baggy, kind-of sporty silhouette is the ultimate topper, regardless of your personal style.
Special Edition Bomber, €49.95, Zara
the classic trench
A trench is for life; not just for spring. 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.
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