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We're in the midst of some seriously good weather right now, but hey, let's be realistic — even during a heatwave we need a light jacket to tide us through those evenings chilling at rooftop bars. Here are five lightweight options, each with their own unique selling points. Which one will you go for?

Denim jacket

They may have fallen out of our wardrobe rotations for a few seasons, but the '90s-style denim jacket is back on the menu. Added bonus, you can pair this staple one with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. Sensible sartorial choice, done and done.

Deconstructed bomber jacket

The humble bomber jacket shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon — largely thanks to high-end designers and brands reinventing it in numerous fabrics and styles. Go for a deep-red version like this one to add a bit of color to your SS18 arsenal. 

Classic bomber jacket

The timeless MA-1 bomber jacket, on the other hand, needs no added extras to justify a place in your warm-weather rotation. Pick one in a nice navy hue so you can easily rock this army surplus staple for the summer months and well into fall/winter. 


This one’s a no-brainer. Its bold print will help you stand out in a crowd (especially useful when you’ve lost your friends at a festival). And it’s ultra-light, which means that you can shove it in your backpack and forget about it. And it has a hood — who doesn't love a hood?

adidas Originals track jacket, available at ASOS | ASOS Style Feed

Track jacket

The sports-inspired zip-up is another great one for stuffing into a bag during the sunny spells without worrying about creases. Only problem is, the statement jacquard print on this adidas Originals track top is so strong, you’re going to want to make it the key part of your ‘fit all day long.