Okay, by the looks of it there’s gonna be no summer this year. Best case scenario we’ll have a cool summer, and I don’t mean that in the hip-hip-hooray kinda way. Just plain ugly cold. So… why fight it when we can embrace the perks of cool days with a dash of summer crisp? Hello jackets for summer, and brilliant layering.
To be honest from a sartorial point of view things couldn’t be better. First of all jackets for summer have that sophistication vibe to them. Second of all layering is fashion’s piece de resistance. In conclusion, math point taken, we’re winning here.
What Are The *IT* Jackets For Summer This Year?
Are you familiar with your spring jackets, or those light fall coats, those bomber jackets, or long vests you never really got to wear the shit out of. Keep them handy and throw them over anything you’re wearing these days. Morning and evening layering is IN and that my friends is beautifully done with the help of 4 jackets for summer.
1.The ROBE Coat
Every show has a star and this one’s it! 2017 is all about the silk robes and long kimonos, and light reinvented trench coats that scrape the floors when thrown over skinny shoulders. Something like that anyway. It’s one of the biggest looks, perfect for summer, due to its light fabric and more a aesthetic purpose rather than keeping you very warm.
Robe silky coats for summer look amazing paired with shorter pieces: mini skirts, shorts, mini dresses, or simple skinny pants. Jeans and simple tops like a bodysuit for example or a plain tee look amazing with a silky super long printed light coat.
2. The Bomber Jacket
Is this badass jacket still IN? Who cares. It’s the century of all is in, so safe to say we can make a little room for this leather jacket alternative. From oversized styles to m ore fitted one bomber jackets have a sporty cool vibe. Military greens are super trendy. Same as dark burgundy styles, and floral prints.
Bomber jackets look great with a more polished smart outfit. They give a great fashion balance to any minimal or clean cut look.
3. The Denim Jacket
In case you didn’t know we’re still living those edgy classic 80s slash 90s styles. Therefore the denim jacket lives on forever in our lives. Again, it’s one of those alternatives to the leather jacket. It looks amazing in summer and spring just cause of its cool laid back vibe and light blue colour. More so, when paired with jeans and white ensembles it’s a luxe laid back winning ticket.
It looks clean and fresh with just the right amount of edge and trendiness.
4. The Long Summer Coat
Beware, this is not *the* silk robe. Think of it as a long button down shirt worn as a light jacket. Perhaps even a long vest worn as a cover up piece with a crop top, pants and stilettos. If all else fails, think super light spring trench coats worn over your chilly summer go-to-outfit for a laid back with a dash of 80s smart vibe.
Light fabrics go amazing with light colours: baby blues, dusted pinks, nudes, whites.
5. The Leather Jacket
Last one to go, probably first one to go-to. God dammit. Most likely we’ll all be bloody 60 and still the leather jacket will be on everyone’s back. It’s a staple alright and even in those boiling hot temperatures or chilly mornings, it sounds like the best outwear idea ever.
It simply pulls together absolutely any outfit. It makes it look chic and effortless. Why fix it if it ain’t broken?
However, one does get tired of the too ubiquitous things you know. About that – if up until not too long ago the leather jacket was always paired with trendy pieces for a very sophisticated style, or was thrown over jeans and cool tops paired with stilettos and sneakers, these days it’s even more simple.
Say no to anything that’s overwhelming, and make this staple the statement piece. It looks amazing with jeans and white t-shirts. And for the love of God wear anything else than stilettos or superstar sneakers.
Maybe wear a leather jacket over a simple jumpsuit, or a simple dress. Keep it as basic as you can.