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If you're yet to invest in a sweet summer jacket, now's the time. While heatwaves, T-shirts and barely-there 'fits might spring to mind when you hear the word 'summer', we all know the reality in the UK is somewhat... different. Here are six different lightweight jacket styles guaranteed to see you through unpredictable climes with ease (and steez).

The denim jacket

The champion of 'always cool', the denim jacket is an absolute cornerstone of any wardrobe. The classic aesthetic is hard to beat, cos TBH everything looks great with denim. Bag an icon from jeaniuses (sorry, we had to) Levi's

The gilet

Looks good, does better. There aren't many jackets as useful as the gilet. It'll look slick over T-shirts, knits and hoodies and, if temps really drop, it's a great base layer under coats and jackets, too. You: 1 – Weather: 0.

The classic bomber jacket

In a traditional olive-green-and-orange colourway, the classic bomber jacket is another wear-with-everything addition. Padded for those chilly pub-garden visits and heavy on utility style, it's practical and stylish in equal measure. This one from Scandi specialists Selected Homme is made from recycled plastic, so it looks good AND does good. Win.

The windbreaker

This one’s a no-brainer. Its bold design will help you stand out in a crowd (especially useful when you’ve lost your mates at a festival) and it’s ultra-light, which means you can shove it in your backpack – no drama.

The trench coat

The trench coat has undergone a little style resurgence thanks to Insta influencers pairing the usually smart-AF style with oversized hoodies, joggers and baggy jeans. The perfect option for smart/casj vibes. 

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The worker jacket

The iconic worker-jacket silhouette has its roots in 19th-century France, but this suits-everything update is your daytime go-to. Lightweight and in a clean black finish, opt for a pair of work pants to complete your utilitarian aesthetic.