Whilst we’ve been enjoying the recent sunny weather that has finally decided to show itself after what’s felt like the longest winter ever (no Game of Thrones jokes please), we can’t help but be a little bit pessimistic that it’s all going to turn into a typical British summer and we’ll soon be contending with having to wear wellies instead of flip-flops and having to have an umbrella with us at all times. With this in mind our attention turned to coats, not our winter coats obviously, but more of a summer cover up that we can use to make sure we at least look on-trend on the days when it decides to rain in August (insert eye-roll here), so here’s a few suggestions we’ve found from the Looker app to perfectly nail ‘British Summertime Chic’… that’s totally a thing now.
A classic blazer is always a must for everybody’s wardrobe as they’re the perfect versatile piece for dressing up or dressing down an outfit. For summer why not try a well-cut blazer made from linen? The material will be cool enough for the warmer weather whilst providing an extra layer for when it’s a bit chillier. We’re loving this Zara one, modelled by Looker Bex, in a perfect neutral shade, paired with similar coloured accessories. As an added style tip try going a size up for a looser, more boho fit…
Our go to for the past few summers in terms of a cover up has been our trusty denim jacket and we won’t be giving it up anytime soon. Retailers have been releasing the wardrobe staple in every colour, pattern and print imaginable but if you ask us you can’t beat a good old light or mid wash blue. Looker Lina shows us how summery this Missguided denim jacket can be when worn with a floaty dress in a light colour… now, who’s brave enough to try double denim?
If you’re looking for something a little lighter to throw on during the summer months then a kimono is the answer to all your shopping prayers. As versatile as a blazer, a kimono is a great way to add detail to a simple day outfit or use as a night piece to glam up your Saturday night attire. We’re loving this H&M floral number as seen on Looker Lavinya, it’ll add a splash of colour if the weather turns meaning you’ll still be looking glam even if the weather is a sham!
We have to admit the word ‘Shacket’ isn’t in our usual fashion vocabulary but the high street is awash with them this season so we’re willing to give anything a try in the name of fashion. The beauty of a shacket is that its cut like a shirt but has all the essentials of a jacket (hello pockets!) meaning it’s a wardrobe essential if practicality is top of your fashion needs. Take inspo from Looker Natasha and invest in this Topshop shacket (we’re starting to love that word) in a neutral khaki shad and features shoulder details to add a bit of bling to your summer cover-up!
Given that it is summer that means that festival season is upon us and if we have to take a jacket to a festival with us you can bet we’re taking one with added ‘wow-factor’, this embroidered Zara jacket, as seen on looker Chloe, is a fringed dream that gives us total ‘Kendall Jenner at Coachella’ vibes… If you need us we’ll be in the queue at Zara!
Have you got your summer jacket sorted yet? Upload them to the Looker app here!