20 of the Best Summer Jackets for Cloudy, Grey Days

Unfortunately, in the UK, summer does not necessarily equal great weather. And while we may love to sport our linen minidresses and floral-laden midis, often we are also required to have an outfit backup plan. 

I know jackets might not necessarily be the item on the top of your wish list during the summer months, but let me tell you, for practicality purposes, they could be the most important items you own. From blazers to trenches and tailored denim, there are several trans-seasonal jacket options around that are optimal for the grey summer days yet will also act as ideal outerwear through most of autumn. 

With linen fabrics and other lightweight alternatives, seasonally appropriate summer jackets are available in an array of styles spanning casual and dressier looks. So from denim jackets to linen blazers, leather and summer trenches, keep scrolling for 20 summer jackets for cloudy days. 

Demin Jacket

Style Notes: As far as transitional jackets are concerned, denim jackets just might be the most versatile option in your wardrobe. Ideal when paired with dresses, midi skirts and shorts, a denim jacket is the perfect way to finish any outfit on a cooler summer day. 

Linen Blazer

Style Notes: A linen blazer is the ultimate sophisticated addition to a summer wardrobe. Not only will it keep you warm on chiller days, but it will also instantly elevate any outfit it's paired with. 

Lightweight Trench

Style Notes: I purchased a silky lightweight trench around five years ago, and it is still one of the most beloved items in my closet. It adds a touch of warmth on colder days as well as a tailored element to any look. 

Leather Jacket

Style Notes: It's hard to deny the timelessness of a leather jacket. While previously, biker jackets were everywhere, this season, we are seeing trucker jackets or shacket styles gaining more popularity. The style is a more streamlined, minimalist alternative to biker jackets, which often feature lots of zips and pockets.  

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

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