It’s a scorcher out there, which might make the subject of jackets seem futile…but to the contrary, the right jacket can be your saving grace when you’re outfit is lacking in the style department. You’re doing your wardrobe a disservice if you save your jackets for the chilly weather. There are a number of gorgeous styles you can wear once that cool summer breeze hits in the evenings. Break out these bad boys from the back of the closet and give them their chance to shine.
There’s a reason why the hunky men of Top Gun wore bomber jackets. They’re just so cool. Bomber jackets in neutral shades like black, olive green or even blush can do wonders for a basic ensemble like jeans and a T-shirt. Pair distressed denim boyfriend jeans with a slouchy vintage tee, a bomber jacket and a cool pair of sneakers for the ultimate in laid-back luxe. Throw a pair of aviator shades into the mix to drive the look home.
Have you ever seen a jacket more chic than the classic trench? Neither have we. From crisp white, to light pink and shades of camel in between, trench coats are light enough to keep you comfortable, and stylish enough to take your look to a whole new level. Opt for a monochromatic look by pairing a trench of your choice with a bodycon dress, or opt for a pair of silk trousers with a matching camisole. There’s no chance of you not looking stylish when you’ve got a trench coat and the right accessories on your side.
Every woman needs at least one great blazer in her wardrobe, but no one says you can’t have several. Whether you’re dressing up a pair of jeans, or looking for a way to add an extra hint of sophistication your typical office attire, blazers are a great way to liven things up. Opt for a neutral shade for optimal versatility, or take a walk on the wild side and choose a bold print to really spice things up. Casual Fridays are about to get a whole lot more interesting; Combine a pair of skinny jeans with a silk camisole and a floral blazer for an effortless outfit ideal for the season. You can also mix an oversized blazer with a pair of denim shorts for a cool play on proportions.
“Leather” and “summer” typically don’t mix, but there are definitely some exceptions. Inject a dose of bold into your summer look with a bright leather jacket that draws the eye. From cobalt, to sunny yellow, and luxe white in between, a number of colorful leather jackets can add instant style to your ensemble (especially if you’ve opted for all black). Wear them on top of a flirty floral dress, or channel your inner rocker by combining leather with skinny jeans and a pair of patent leather pumps. There are no limits to how chic you can get when you’re sporting luxe leather on those city streets.
Which of these hot styles is your favorite?