Does this sound familiar? The forecast says 80 degrees and sunny, so you head out for the day in your new favorite denim cut-offs and an equally cute Breton stripe tee. Temperature wise, you are feeling great, even with the cool breeze in the air. Flash forward to early evening when the sun has gone down. Suddenly, your shorts and short-sleeves aren't cutting it. You wish you brought a lightweight jacket. We've all been there—and every time it happens we can hear our mother's voice loud and clear telling us that we should have brought a jacket for later. Luckily, there are tons of options worth investing in, whether you prefer a denim situation or a sporty anorak. Shop our picks below.
A sporty anorak in a weatherproof technical fabric is the perfect way to add a pop of color or pattern to your look.
There is no doubt that the bomber jacket is having a moment. As seen on the runway at Chloé, Tommy Hilfiger, and Gucci, this is one topper you will want to wear all year round.
Everyone needs a leather jacket—it's a wardrobe essential. Sure, some come with a bank-breaking price tag, but it's worth investing in a classic piece that—if you look after it—you will have forever.
Blue Jean Baby
We have Levi Strauss to thank for the denim jacket, which first originated in the 1800s. Now they come in all iterations, from those that are motorcycle style to ones that are patched to perfection. The patches on Topshop's oversized number have us pining for a cool breeze.