written by Martha Ngatchu.
Summer may technically be only three weeks away (21st June, Ladies and Gents) but this is still England. Whilst it may get up to sweltering mid-twenties temperatures, British Summer time is famed for switching it up on us unexpectedly and Summer nights can continue to be a bit chilly. Bad news for sun-seekers but great news for outerwear enthusiasts but we will still need some killer cover-ups to see us stylishly through Summer. Don’t worry though, Season 7 has you covered; here are 4 outerwear pieces that will keep you warm in the temperamental British Summer and have you serving looks till September!
- The Trench Coat
The ubiquitous trench coat; a true mainstay in British fashion history. The first trenchcoats were made by British designer, Aquascutum, in 1850 and later refined by Burberry in 1879. Then, the style was worn exclusively by British Army officers, however it has since become a staple in the wardrobes of many worldwide.
The lightweight and (generally) waterproof nature of a good trench coat makes it the perfect addition to your Summer outerwear wardrobe as it will keep you dry in an impromptu rain-shower and offer respite from a chilly evening breeze. This season mix up this classic shape by opting for a brightly coloured trench for a real SS19 Update.
- The Denim Jacket
Would it really be summer without a denim jacket? Once dubbed the uniform of cowboys and convicts, it is now a true summer essential. The denim jacket is the perfect casual throw-on jacket that can also slip into that strange category of smart-casual dressing. With denim jackets coming in a wide range of colours and fits, you really are spoilt for choice. We’re really loving directional, boxy silhouettes which can be used to offset girly summer dresses or breezy billowing trousers.
- The Blazer
Whilst the blazer isn’t strictly a summer staple, the changeable British Summer weather makes it the perfect addition to a Summer wardrobe. You can opt for a light linen number, to help you battle sticky morning commutes or spring for a fully lined classic in a bold colour. This season it’s all about the double breasted variety and the tuxedo shape.
Armed with these classic Summer Cover-Ups you definitely won’t be getting caught out by the indecisive British weather this Summer.
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