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From a verstaile cotton utility jacket to an outfit-elevating navy blazer, these lightweight layers will see you through every summer scenario, come rain or shine

A casual cotton jacket

A goes-with-everything utility jacket is the secret to creating pulled-together summer looks in a snap and provides an extra layer of warmth if you managed to bag a coveted table for an al fresco restaurant dinner. Throw it over a breezy summer dress and add a cashmere jumper for extra cosiness when the sun goes down. We love this camouflage-print utility jacket for its casual feel and multitude of handy pockets.

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A longline trench for chilly mornings

While summer is on the horizon, it’s still chilly first thing in the morning and so a long summer jacket is essential whether you’re dropping the kids off at school, taking the dog for a walk or sneaking in a pre-work trip to your local coffee shop. Perfect for spring/summer layering, a trench coat is a relaxed take on the classic coverall and adds effortless chic to double denim outfits.

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The denim jacket for garden gatherings

Fusing hardwearing denim with the best bits of a utility jacket (goes-with-everything colour, plenty of pockets, faded wash), a denim jacket is a versatile summer layer. Chuck it over sweatshirts and joggers to take loungewear looks from the sofa to backyard barbecues and beer garden lunches.

A pure cotton denim jacket with a lived-in feel will pay for itself many times over, but you’ll also be chuffed to discover that ours are only ever made from 100% sustainably sourced cotton.

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Staycationing? Don’t forget a summer rain coat

As practical as it is stylish, our waterproof jackets are made from a blend of responsibly sourced cotton and recycled fabric and bring together traditional features – storm flaps, epaulettes, buckled cuffs – with water-repellent technology, making them the perfect layers to reach for when the forecast is sunny with a chance of drizzle. Team a summer raincoat with casual tonal pieces including a warmth-boosting hoodie to add a sporty edge.

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The chic blazer for everyday polish

A beautifully cut blazer will instantly elevate everything you put it with. Wear it with a simple top and tailored trousers for a meeting-ready, air-conditioning-beating look. Working from home? Pop it on for important video calls to show you mean business. Weekend lunch in someone else’s garden? Give a striped T-shirt and chinos outfit a smart upgrade.

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Words: Dulcie Emerson and Miranda Eason

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