Short of jacking in your job and moving to the Med, there are few surefire ways of staying both dry and stylish for summer. Luckily, one of them is owning a really good jacket, which is where we come in. Here are six lightweight options, each with their own unique selling points. Which one will you go for?
Waterproof? No. Showerproof? Pretty much. A denim jacket isn’t built to withstand biblical rain, but it’ll see you right if you’re caught in a brief downpour between the bus and the pub. And you’ll look excellent, especially if you change things up with this fresh two-tone version.
Deconstructed bomber jacket
The humble bomber jacket shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon – largely thanks to designers and brands updating it with the latest materials and refinements. Here, a baseball collar, exposed pockets and zip detailing elevate this classic extra-light layer.
Classic bomber jacket
The timeless MA-1 bomber jacket, on the other hand, needs no added extras to justify a place in your warm weather rotation. But a bright and breezy colourway, like this on-trend pink shade, will freshen up this army surplus staple for the summer months.
This one’s a no-brainer. It has a hood, which means you can keep your hair in check. Its bold print will help you stand out in a crowd (especially useful when you’ve lost your mates at a festival). And it’s ultra-light, which means you can shove it in your backpack and forget about it until the downpour arrives.
The sports-inspired zip-up is another great one for stuffing into a bag during the sunny spells without worrying about creases. Only problem is, the statement jacquard print on this adidas Originals track top is so strong, you’re going to want to make it the key part of your ‘fit all day long.
The iconic worker jacket silhouette has its roots on the 19th century French factory floor, but this sharp SS17 update of the proletarian staple has its eyes firmly on the corner office. Lightweight in a minimalist grey, it works equally well thrown on with jeans or smartened right up with black or charcoal chinos.