The Jackets You Won't Want To Wait Until Summer To Wear

summer jackets

Summer and jacket - surely these words don't sound quite right together. Unfortunately, due to the ever-changing and never-predictable British weather, a summer jacket is a necessity. So, step it up this summer and don't just choose one for practical purposes.

From a bold block colour to a fantastic print, a shorter crop or long and loose, there is certainly a jacket to suit everyone. This season, up your style status and step out of your comfort zone. Try a new on-trend shape or a bright hue that will steal the show. Always remember that a summer jacket is meant to lift your look, not to dull it down.

Have a browse through our hit list of summer jackets, you're sure to find something that cat

ches your eye...

Let's kick things off with the coolest jacket on the block, a bomber. Light, bright and with a dressed-down vibe, this orange one from La Redoute is just the throw-over you need for a chilly summer's day. Wear on the weekend over a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit.

Buy now for £49 at La Redoute

A utility jacket is a weekend favourite that will never go out of style. This sleek version from Whistles will see you through any kind of weather. We love the idea of wearing it over a Breton dress with black boots

Buy now for £119 at Whistles

We are lusting over this leather jacket from M&S. Having spotted it at their SS17 press day late last year; we have been eagerly awaiting its arrival to stores. In a neat collarless style, this buttery leather jacket is a classic you'll be digging out for years to come. It's super lightweight, making it ideal for anyone who's always on the go.

Buy now for £249 at Marks and Spencer

If black leather is not summery enough for you, then this cream one from Bimba Y Lola certainly is. Finished with silver hardware, this jacket is another wardrobe staple that can be worn with everything.

Buy now for £520 at Bimba Y Lola

Nothing says summer like vibrant yellow. Opt for something Chanel-inspired (but without the designer price tag) with this piece from Zara. Team with a floral dress with hints of yellow to tie the outfit together. Pearl earrings are a necessity.

Buy now for £69.99 at Zara

Give your denim jacket a trendy update this season and choose one with fabulousfloralmotifs. Make it as grown up as possible by choosing one with just a few larger flowers so it's not toooverpowering.

Buy now for £75 at Warehouse

Lift any look with this embroidered jacket from Mango. Set on fresh white, the multi-coloured embroidery and beads gives this piece a super summery feel. Wear over a floor-sweeping maxi dress.

Buy now for £89.99 at Mango

Look slimmer in seconds with this striped jacket from Wallis. The vertical stripes will fake a slimmer upper half, while the ¾-length sleeves that reveal your wrists create the illusion of slimmer arms, too. Team with hints of red to really make your look pop.

Buy now for £45 at Wallis

You may be stuck in grey UK, but this jacket screams hot tropics. Set on a lightly padded fabric, this tropical-print jacket is just the ticket for staying warm and still looking summery. Wear with some cream wide-leg trousers for the smartest look. Cinch in that middle to emphasise your waist.

Buy now for £49.99 at H&M

With so many options, which will you opt for to update your wardrobe for the new season?