As you know, there are certain items that we believe every woman should have in her closet—and a lightweight jacket is definitely one of them. After all, not only are they a quick way to elevate an outfit from simple to stand-out, but they are essential when the season begins to change—and that is exactly that position we find ourselves in right now as we move from summer into fall. With that said, today’s Style Spy story is dedicated to discussing four different types of lightweight jackets that we just love and rounding up the options on the market right now. So, read on for all the details on the best lightweight jackets around!
Gwen Stefani was recently spotted out wearing a green utilitarian military jacket, which is a great option if you need something for a low-key outfit. We recommend using your military jacket to toughen up an otherwise feminine outfit—for instance, by layering it over a floral dress or pairing it with a printed blouse. To try this look, check out Current/Elliott’s The Infantry Jacket ($268) and James Perse’s Flak Jacket ($350).
Sophia Bush recently used a sequined Iro jacket to give an otherwise simple outfit a glam twist. This is definitely an easy way to elevate an outfit from minimal to amazing with very little effort. Just make sure you allow your metallic jacket to take the spotlight by keeping everything else basic. Ready to try? Check out Haute Hippie’s Sequin Slouchy Blazer ($795) and Zara’s Printed Sequin Blazer ($189).
A blazer is one of the easiest ways to give your outfit a smart touch—and you just have to look at Jessica Alba to see the proof. We love a colorful blazer, but a black iteration is just as sophisticated. Simply layer it over a tee, a blouse, or a dress and you have an instantly different outfit. To try, check out Rag & Bone’s Sliver Blazer ($495) and Topshop’s Ponte Blazer ($70).
Nina Dobrev recently sported a cocoa-brown suede jacket while taking a flight—and we think her jacket is perfect for such an endeavor. A jacket like this adds a cool touch to your outfit but it also has a practical element to it—and it looks great with a dressy top and skinny jeans! Ready to try? Check out Mango’s Suede Biker Jacket ($170) and Diesel’s Suede Biker Jacket ($886).
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