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13 lightweight jackets to wear while waiting for the sun to shine

Until summer arrives, we'll be wearing these.

Last Updated on May 22, 2021

If you’re reading this from a hot country, lucky you. For many of us, the weather is still absolutely freezing so unfortunately we haven’t been able to hang up our jackets just yet.

We’re in this awkward stage where it’s warming up slightly, but most days are still cool – and transitional weather is notoriously difficult to dress for. We can’t wait to finally be able to head out in just a top, pair of shorts and sunnies, but we’re not there just yet.

The good news is there are some super cute lightweight jackets to wear while we wait. Designers seem to have had our troubles in mind when they released their collections for spring summer 2021.

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There’s the lightweight trench coat from Louis Vuitton, Celine’s multi-colour anorak, and the selection of neon blazers we’ve seen everywhere this spring – but the high street is awash with affordable options too.

Of course, we already did some sleuthing for you. From Rixo to House of Sunny, we’ve gathered the best lightweight jackets to wear while we wait for summer. The best part? Prices start at £14.99 — yes, really.

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Quilted Denim Jacket, £59.99, Zara – buy now

BDG Retro Print Western Denim Jacket Urban Outfitters

BDG Retro Print Western Denim Jacket, £69, Urban Outfitters – buy now

lightweight jackets - Anthropologie Quilted Patchwork Jacket

Quilted Patchwork Jacket, $99.95, Anthropologie – buy now

Printed quilted gilet - Mango

Printed Quilted Gilet, £59.99, Mango – buy now

Monki Cropped Boxy Jacket

Cropped Boxy Jacket, £40, Monki – buy now

Crop Yellow Quilted Coat Palones

Crop Yellow Quilted Coat, £135, Palones – buy now

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H&M Cropped Twill Jacket

Cropped Twill Jacket, £14.99, H&M – buy now

COS Patch Pocket Shirt Jacket

Patch Pocket Shirt Jacket, £79, COS- buy now

Oversized Colour Block Overshirt

Oversized Colour Block Overshirt, £120, & Other Stories – buy now

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Lazy Oaf Kick It In The Bud Jacket

Kick It In The Bud Jacket, £176.23, Lazy Oaf – buy now

Rixo Shelley Jacket

Shelley Jacket, £295, Rixo – buy now

Jungle Peggy, £88, House of Sunny

Jungle Peggy, £88, House of Sunny – buy now


Coloured Overshirt, £29.99, Zara – buy now

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