Lightweight jackets are essential pieces for chic summer layering. Though we expect this season for blistering summer days, we also come prepared for the chilly nights and surprise thunderstorms.
To help you navigate through the world of jackets for a weather-appropriate outfit, here are some of the cutest and trendiest ideas!
15 Lightweight Jacket Staples to Add to Your Wardrobe
1. The Classic Denim
A denim jacket is a timeless piece. Every girl has at least one in her closet. But if you don’t, then you need to get your hands on it!
Trivia: Poly denim fabric is lightweight, easy to wash and dry, and doesn’t wrinkle easily.
2. Cooler in Camo
Sometimes, you don’t have to stick to the usual denim jacket. If you fancy something a little edgier, then camouflage might be the perfect look for you!
If you love to wear camo outfits, this cropped piece would be such a good fit.
Tip: To add a chic vibe, wear colors that soften the boyish look. You can also wear mule sandals and add some accessories like a statement necklace.
3. Just Like the 80s
The 80s fashion has finally made its comeback, including the revival of the iconic windbreaker. It’s a must-have for your casual summer outfits!
If you’re a fan of colorful vintage pieces just like me, you will love this lightweight jacket. You can also go for the neon versions for the full retro look!
4. Pretty in Pink
Are you the type of fashionista who just can’t get enough of pink? Me too! Thankfully, rose-colored windbreakers exist to keep you fashionably warm.
If a solid pink pullover is not for you, try this gradient or ombré design. This Stanley Korshak piece will make you fall in love!
5. Mellow in Yellow
Now that the millennial pink era is slowly coming to an end, the Gen-Z yellow trend is livelier than ever. It’s a fun summer shade that won’t go away anytime soon!
It’s also a great color to sport for your lightweight jacket! A mustard windbreaker would look so good with any casual ensemble.
6. Oversized Go-To
Regardless of the season, an oversized hoodie is a definite need in your closet! It’s the ideal comfy loungewear whenever you just want to chill at home.
It’s also a quick and chic outfit for fashionistas who are always on the go! Whether you’re out to run some errands or just going for a night stroll, this hoodie won’t fail you.
7. Cropped Hoodie Season
The best time to rock cropped hoodies is finally here! Show off the abs you’ve worked hard for this summer to add a sexier flair to your casual getup.
8. Keeping It Casual
Ditch the usual structured blazer and go for something more breathable. Wearing slim-fit ones might be a little suffocating, especially during this season.
9. Date Night Look
A cool summer night is the best setting for romantic dates, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear a large stuffy jacket to keep you warm!
A cotton blazer is all you need to keep your date-night outfit stylish. It makes any ensemble more fashionable!
10. Sunny Rocker
Don’t hide the rocker chick in you during the summer! Wearing a vivid leather jacket with sunny colors is a fun way to welcome the season.
Just make sure to wear a sleeveless top underneath, so you don’t sweat too much. It’s pointless to look so good if you’re sweaty and uncomfortable!
11. Suede Chic
A suede moto jacket is stunning on its own, but it would be even better if it came in a bright summer color! Who said purple is just for spring?
Want to go for a more feminine ensemble? Pair your jacket high heels, and you’re all set!
12. Just Peachy
Cute cardigans are classic and essential for any kind of getup! They shine the most in laid-back and comfy looks. A vibrant-colored cardigan would be the perfect addition to your summer outfit!
Knitted sweaters are often worn in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them in the summer, too! A crochet cardigan is a staple in any season.
Whether it’s cable knit, ribbed, or just the old-fashioned crochet, cardigans are super cozy cover-ups you can always rely on.
14. Tropical Pink
If insulated bomber jackets are a little too warm for your liking, this lightweight jacket might be the one for you. Don’t you just love the pink prints?
Aside from the fitting tropical design, this doesn’t have all the unnecessary puff from the usual bomber jacket. It’s breathable in a stylish way!
15. Sporty Spice
Athletic bomber jackets have been trendy among Instagram fashion influencers for a while now, and it’s time for you to catch up! You wouldn’t want to be late to this trend.
And no, you don’t have to be an athlete to rock this jacket! Sporty outfits are hip nowadays, so why don’t you give it a try?
Need more lightweight jacket ideas for the summer? Check out this video by Lydia Tomlinson:
You might think you don’t need an extra layer of clothing to keep you warm this summer, but some nights can get cold. There will be days where you’ll be needing a lightweight jacket!
Make sure to choose a cozy and breathable jacket. It doesn’t matter how cute it is if you’re sweating bullets underneath! Always prioritize comfort before style.
What’s your go-to lightweight jacket during the summer? Share your favorites in the comments below!
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