Arm yourself for the change in seasons with some fashionable lightweight jackets. Pop one on to make your summer dresses more fall-appropriate or work a cosy layered look for those chillier fall days. From sporty bomber jackets to sleek tailored styles, there’s a lightweight jacket to satisfy all of this season’s hottest trends. Check out our pick of stylish lightweight jackets to see you through the change of seasons.
Black and white checkerboard patterns are on-trend for the season ahead. Work some checkerboard magic into your wardrobe in the form of this gingham jacket. Wear it with skinny jeans, a t-shirt, and ankle boots for a relaxed ‘I just threw this together’ type of look. This jacket will set you back around $75 from Modcloth. You can also find similar lightweight jackets on both ends of the price spectrum, from expensive designer numbers by Ace & Jig to more wallet-friendly options from ASOS.
Work a chic look this season with crisp white clothes. This Dorothy Perkins biker jacket is a stylish lightweight jacket for fall. Wear it over pastel dresses for a ladylike look or team it with boyfriend jeans and baseball caps for something more tomboy-ish. It costs $95 but I’m sure you could find more affordable versions at Forever 21.
This black jacket could easily find itself on high rotation in your wardrobe. It’s a simple, understated jacket that you could dress up or down. It has a boxy fit but is balanced out by the open waterfall lapels. Update a basic look by teaming this jacket with a slinky singlet, waxed skinny jeans, and statement shoes. This particular jacket’s a splurge at $100 from Topshop but check out ASOS or Urban Outfitters similar, more affordable versions.
The denim jacket is a tried and true favourite. They’re great for popping on over your favourite summer looks. This denim jacket by J.Crew comes in a classic wash but will set you back $128. Rest assured you can always check out stores like Forever 21 and H&M for more budget-friendly buys. Who knows, you might also be able to find one on the cheap at your favourite thrift store!
Take a casual approach to dressing in this army green jacket. It’s perfect for working a relaxed weekend look. Wear it in the city with leather trousers and trainers for a street smart look or team it with jeans and cosy accessories for a weekend in the mountains. You can grab this Jack by BB Dakota jacket from Modcloth for $65.
All shades of pink are going to be popular this fall. If you’re a fan of this rosy hued shade then try adding a pastel pink jacket to your wardrobe. This Topshop bomber would look super sweet worn with a flippy dress and ladylike heels. It is pretty pricey though at $110, so keep an eye out for similar, more affordable versions or wait until the sales!
The leather biker jacket is a modern wardrobe staple. This Topshop jacket features quilted shoulder panels and zipper and buckle details. Wear it to toughen up a feminine dress or work a model-off-duty inspired look by teaming it with skinny jeans and ankle boots. This jacket will cost $85 and you can find similar versions at the usual chain store suspects.
A lightweight parka is a must for putting together casual off-duty looks. While it might look pretty ordinary by itself here, this navy parka is a versatile wardrobe staple that can make up many different looks. Wear it with a floral dress and lace-up boots for a '90s grunge inspired look or with a blouse, printed trousers, and loafers for something smarter. This particular parka is pretty pricey at $100 from Topshop but take a look at stores like Forever 21 and H&M for similar, more affordable options.
Get a little bit psychedelic in this paisley print jacket. It has a boxy, tailored fit and would look great this season teamed with a plain white top, cigarette trousers, and patent shoes. It’s currently available for around $50 from New Look.
These are just a few jackets you could add to your wardrobe this season. These lightweight jackets are ideal for either the transition from summer to fall or winter to spring. Which of these lightweight jackets do you like best and how would you style them?
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