Come on, blistering hot summer days. I’m patiently waiting for you to arrive, so that I can whip out all of those sleeveless dresses and halter tops in the back of my closest. The consistently warm weather during June and July also means air conditioners will be blasting at full speed. So grabbing a good lightweight jacket is a must to keep the goosebumps from popping up all over our arms.
Switch up your typical office blazer for a trendy cardigan or wrap up in a light leather jacket on the weekends for visits to chilly museums. Don’t forget about the classic denim jacket, bright-colored windbreakers, and translucent rain coats. They’ll all keep you feeling just right whether you’re inside or out.
To keep you covered (and lookin’ cute) this summer, we’ve gathered 18 of the best lightweight jackets, below.
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This classic denim style
A timeless jean jacket is a closet staple. That’s why you’ve gotta have at least one in your closet.
This cute cardigan
Step up your cardi game with this knit from Reformation. Wear it as a layering piece, or as a shirt on its own with a bralette underneath.
This biker jacket
Classic Faux Leather Moto Jacket
This is one of those pieces that works for any and all seasons depending on how you style it. Wear it open with a band tee, black shorts, and matching ankle boots for an edgier summer vibe.
This white denim option
Ex-Boyfriend Trucker Jacket
If you’re tired of your typical blue jean jacket, opt for a bright white one. It looks just as cute with jeans as it does with your fave floral dress, and because it’s a neutral, you can wear it with practically any other hue.
This oversized bomber
L-2B Loose Flight Jacket
This roomy jacket is the perfect contrast to your mini skirt this summer. Try it with a dark-wash denim and bright-colored sandal.
This bright windbreaker
Summer doesn’t always mean it’s sunny outside. So if the clouds are looking gray, opt for a multicolored windbreaker that still looks cute with cutoffs. Then when it inevitably gets hot later, you can easily fold it up and stuff it inside your bag.
This classic blazer
A pattered blazer looks amazing with matching bottoms. If you want to dress it down, pair it with distressed denim and sneakers. The oversized silhouette also allows for more airflow.
This sheer find
Translucent Hooded Rain Coat
Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t still wear a cute outfit. And the blue color of this see-through slicker makes getting dressed when it’s pouring outside fun.
This cropped silhouette
A shorter style will look killer with all those high-waisted shorts you have and also won’t feel like you’re drowning in too much fabric. This cream one looks great with a crisp white tank and light-wash denim.
This cargo-pocket style
Soft Utility Jacket
This belted jacket is so pretty you can even wear it on its own as a shirt. Cuff the sleeves a couple times and undo the top buttons to catch more of the breeze.
This guy comes with a belt that you can tie around your waist or opt to leave open and loose. The best part: the fabric of this still feels lightweight and breezy.
This pastel moto jacket
Just Ride Vegan Leather Jacket
If you don’t want to go for the full edgy leather look, try a soft color like this light pink one from BB Dakota.
This comfy bomber
Oversized Bomber Jacket
If you’re planning on hitting up the mall or movie theater—i.e, any indoor place that is usually chilly in the summer months. The insulation of this will keep you warm in cool temps and cool in warm temps. Just simply roll up the sleeves when you’re outside.
This balloon-sleeve jacket
Alik Balloon Sleeve Jacket
Can’t get enough of puffy-sleeve blouses? Well, the trend works with jackets too. The exaggerated arms here add a modern upgrade to a classic style.
This purple blazer
Lilac Double Breasted Blazer
Try lilac next time you’re looking for a new blazer. Pair it with a matching skirt and you’re brunch-ready!
This cute hoodie
Hooded Cropped Jacket
A neutral jacket will go with anything in your summer wardrobe, while the dark stitching gives it a little somethin’ extra. Wear it completely open with a bralette or crop top and you’ll really stand out.
This sheer number
Sportswear Up In Air Sheer Cropped Jacket
Want to really show off your shirt underneath? Choose a see-through jacket that has a sporty vibe and pair it with white high-top sneakers.
This trench look
Soft Belted Trench Coat
Thinner crepe fabric is ideal for layering in sweltering temps. Plus, this pink style’ll add some color to any outfit.
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