Summer days can call for lightweight jackets for protection from sun exposure, the wind on beaches or campsites, and air-conditioned offices. Luckily, there is a range of summer jackets that are available in a wide variety of color, material and styles.
For great styles of lightweight summer jackets, J. Jill offers some of the best selections. Consider the Linen Twill Jacket in a classic, jean-style made from sun-reflective white linen fabric. This jacket comes with two pockets and long sleeves and is machine washable. For a softer fabric, consider the Tencel Utility Jacket with a band collar, zip front and drawstring around the waist. The fabric has flap pockets at the front and is machine washable. This jacket is available in beet or birch. For a real casual top to throw on, consider the Beach Terry Hoodie made from a pima cotton, viscose and polyester blend. This hoodie is machine washable. To make a slightly more formal presence, consider the Simple 120 Jacket made from 120-thread-count wool, available in black, deep blue and heather gray. This jacket is appropriate for any season and can be machine washed or dry cleaned. For a bit of sparkle, try the Shimmer Linen Jacket made from a linen, polyester and Lurex metallic blend. This jacket comes with front flap pockets, single button closure at the front and adjustable back tie, though it requires dry clean care. For a slack and carefree look, the Wearever Boyfriend Jacket is the perfect choice. This jacket is available in black, deep blue and flagstone colors and comes with a low-hip drop, relaxed silhouette and roomy front pockets. For something casual just to throw on in air-conditioned rooms, consider the Wearever Jacket, with its drape style cutting and open front. The jacket is made from a blend of rayon and Lycra spandex, and is available in black, deep blue, flagstone, marble, white and gray heather. This item is machine washable.
Who knows jackets better than J.CREW? This summer, go with the Schoolboy Blazer in Summer Stripe in faded indigo or carnival blossom; it is made from lightweight shirt fabric with subtle stripe patterning. This terrific summer jacket features a notch collar, long sleeves and a pull-on style that hugs the body in all the right places for a perfectly feminine fit. This item requires dry clean care. For a similar style in different shades, go with the Schoolboy Blazer in Eyelet in white or smoky graphite. The small eyelet holes throughout gives this jacket provides cool aeration, not to mention a lovely patterning. This jacket comes with buttons and cuffs in cotton fabric construction. It requires dry clean care. For an impeccably tailored jacket with charming details like the antique hook-and-bar closure, self-tie belt and tonal stripes throughout, consider the Elsa Jacket. It has a three-quarter sleeve cut for a cool and relaxed fit. This versatile jacket top goes with anything including skirts, denims, shorts and heels.
BCBGeneration carries the Shirred Shoulder Jacket made from lightweight rayon fabric. It comes with long sleeves, buttoned cuffs, and a round hem for a flattering fit and pleated shoulders. This item requires dry clean care.
The Peached Spring Duster Jacket from Free People is a terrific trench that can be worn through the warmer seasons in not-so-terrific weather conditions. This jacket comes in sand dune cotton fabric with a back ruffle pleat, pockets, buttoned cuffs and a slightly shorter hem at the front.
Ali Ro offers the Zip Front Anorak for windier summer days which comes with a zip out hood, funnel neckline, slant pockets at the front and three-quarter sleeves for a cool and relaxed fit. This nylon jacket is available in putty color and requires dry clean care.
Donah by Nanette Lepore offers the Mickey French Terry Anorak Jacket in Wedgewood made from a lightweight cotton fabric with a front zip closure, drawstring collar, long sleeves, front pockets and drawstring waistband. This summer jacket is the perfect throw over summer dresses, miniskirts and swimwear.
The Blouson Bomber Jacket from Kimchi Blue comes in a slightly oversized fit in lightweight rayon fabric. It is cropped at the waist and cuffs with a snap placket and front pockets. This item is available in gold, and goes perfectly with tank and short combinations.