Summer Jackets to Invest in Now

Yes, we’re halfway through the summer season. But you know what that means?? Now is the perfect time to invest in summer and spring jackets because they’ve already started to hit the sale. And we don’t mean they’re on sale instore. Oh no. They’re on secret sale online and with Shop It To Me, you can grab them with money off before anyone else.

You still have plenty of time to wear anything you pick up now this year but consider this an investment purchase for next year too. Because when you grab an amazing fashion find with a discounted price, isn’t it always an investment?

We think so!

We’ve gathered together some of the key lightweight jackets that are perfect for summer from all your favorite stores. Think Nordstrom to Bergdorf’s and we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re shopping for a summer anywhere from London to California, summer nights can get cold and when it comes to style, the right outerwear is just as important as your skincare.

Chosen from the huge collection on Shop It To Me and selecting only styles that are currently on sale, we’ve picked out all of the best lightweight jackets perfect for summer.

Trench Coats

A classic for every wardrobe, the trench coat can always be considered a style investment. It’s one of the easiest lightweight jackets to wear and style with such a huge range of options and it’s a great buy because you can wear it through every single season.

Style your trench coat with anything from a little black dress and heels to denim shorts and trainers. You can even layer with hoodies and sweatshirts during the winter, making it a super safe choice all year round. And safe doesn’t mean boring. It means safely stylish. Just FYI.

Shop It To Me has options in every price bracket right now so whether you want to invest in a classic brand like Burberry or want something more affordable, check out some of our best picks below.

Classic Denim Jackets

It’s got to join the trench coat on the list of must-have essentials for every wardrobe. The denim jacket is one of the most perfect summer jackets because of its versatility and ability to suit everyone no matter what your body type. From plus size to ultra-tall or even maternity, denim jackets add a cool edge to so many different looks.

From classic denim trucker jackets to oversized, boyfriend-style jean jackets with a rugged edge, invest in a chic, high-quality denim jacket and you’ll be wearing it for years, just like your go-to favorite jeans.

Layer over jumpsuits or maxi dresses, pair with jeans for double denim, or style with your favorite activewear. A denim jacket is a summer jacket must-have. Check out some more ways to style yours with your revent blog on what to wear with a denim jacket.

Anorak Jackets

Whether you call it a rain jacket, a windbreaker, an anorak or a water-resistant shell jacket, the number of names for this style of jacket doesn’t take away from how on-trend they are right now. The perfect blend of classic, retro, and ultra-trendy, the raincoat-style jacket is a big hit this summer and the perfect choice to take you through into fall.

Styled with anything from denim to activewear, we’ve seen most people pairing this look with leggings or sweatpants as the ultimate in edgy sportswear and an alternative to a simple hoody.

This look is sporty and youthful and tends to have an elasticated waistband so you can adjust to style how you like. The style usually includes a zipper front so zip up to the top or style open for a little skin on show. From sportswear brands, such as Nike to more fashion-focused labels, go big or go home with this look and keep colors bright and statement.

Kimono Jackets

Another perfect summer jacket that often gets mistaken for swimwear and forgotten is the kimono cover-up. Longline and floor-sweeping often work best with this look but you can also do a subtler version of the look with a slightly shorter style if that works better for you.

Fabrics are lightweight and often sheer or semi-sheer at least. Style over anything from your bikini and wedges to jeans and sandals as a lightweight duster jacket. You could even style over a simple dress and heels to add some statement color or print. The most important thing to remember when investing in a kimono is to think about the versatile ways you can wear it if you choose the right colors and prints for your style.

Here are a few from Shop It To Me that we can see styled with everything we’ve mentioned above and so much more!


Depending on where you’re from, blazers might be too warm for the summer months but they’re always a great option for a summer evening look when you need a little more coverage. Particularly, linen blazers can be a chic look that screams summer vibes.

If you’ve never really considered a linen blazer, when you’re thinking about how you’d style it, just see it as an alternative to a cardigan. Wear slung over the shoulders with your favorite maxi dress or with wide-leg statement trousers and a simple tank top. The tailored style of the jacket adds dimension and edge to any look and gives your outfit a formal twist that means you can be as casual as you like with the lift of a sharp blazer.

Here are some light and bright blazers perfect for summer as well as some linen options that can ideally style with each of your vacay outfits.


Often an underestimated wardrobe essential, a cardigan can be a summer evening savor. Not only can it go beautifully with anything from maxi dresses and slips to a simple t-shirt and denim shorts outfit, but a cardigan can be sexier than you think too.

To get the best of your cardigan and make sure you can wear throughout all the other seasons too, opt for oversized, slouchy styles that you can wear casually off-the-shoulder in the summer and snuggled up in the winter.

Here are some of our favorites.

Utility Jackets

Utility styling is big right now but it’s an enduring look that never really goes out of style, making it a clever investment. Not only does this look feel fresh, but the neutral color palettes always work in spring, summer, and fall, meaning you can wear it to your heart’s content.

Style a military-style jacket like this with a simple white or striped t-shirt, add the neutral hues to a floral summer dress or grab a more formal style with sharp lapels and pair with a more tailored look.

Invest in clever pieces for spring and summer and you’ll find that your wardrobe doesn’t have to be as separated as you first imagine. Choose versatile pieces that can be restyled in fall and winter and you’ll get more wear out of your chosen picks, making getting them on sale with Shop It To Me all that more sweeter.

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Sounds good, right?

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