Summer occasions and parties are in full swing and most of us are in the lookout for ‘the’ outfit. No outfit is complete without the perfect cover up, and the weather being what it is, it is nearly impossible to get away without a jacket or coat. These are much more than just cover ups — jackets, wraps, capes, or summer coats shape any outfit, give individuality and accentuate the silhouette. Whether you are heading to a family event, a night out in town, or a party, make sure to choose outerwear that will take you anywhere this summer. Opt for interesting pieces in quality fabrics that flatter the shape and stand the test of time.
There is an array of style choices out there, and the jacket is undoubtedly a hit for stylish outerwear. If your wardrobe lacks an elegant jacket for summer occasions then start with a versatile classic piece in a well cut and neutral shade or off-white, black, taupe, or navy. You will not go wrong with a shaped jacket. Hip length or cropped to the waist, it will go well with a dress, or a skirt with top tucked in. French Connection stocks a gorgeous off-white collarless cotton fitted jacket. Cinched at the waist, it can be paired with a metallic belt to add instant glamour. Wear this jacket with a patterned or solid colour dress and aubergine heels. You can also pair it with tailored trousers, peep-toe heels, and a clutch for a night out.
Interesting textures of lace, tweed, and hand-finished embellishments will give a luscious edge to these coveted pieces. This coral lightweight tweed jacket by Fran and Jane is a beautiful style to take you to any style events this season. Amplify the hot hue with cream full skirt and nude heels for a Communion do, or wear it with dark skinnies and a glittery clutch for a night in town. You can also team it with a shift dress for work meetings.
Delectable floral prints are a season favourite. Make sure to colour coordinate your outfit and pair it with a solid coloured ensemble.
Ultra feminine, the short cape is a statement on its own. Standun boutique in Spiddal stocks this beautiful black lightweight cape. This trophy piece is best worn over a skinnier bottom such as a pencil-skirt dress or skirt. For casual wear, style it with skinny jeans and open toe wedges.
The classic summer coat is always in style. Gallery at Dunne’s Stores has a stunning coral coat that will lift your look. Layer it over a white dress or a lighter shade of coral to let the colour really pop. Add a metallic belt for extra wow.