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SUMMER’S BEST JACKETS
WHATEVER THE WEATHER

From a showerproof trench coat to an outfit-elevating navy blazer, these lightweight layers will see you through every post-lockdown scenario, come rain or shine

The navy blazer for back-to-work polish

A beautifully cut double-breasted navy blazer will instantly elevate everything you put it with. Back in the office? 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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STYLE THE NAVY BLAZER 

Navy double-breasted blazer
Make yours a double
£55
Striped navy and white pocket T-shirt
Stripes are always in style
£12.50
Striped chinos
Available in three lengths
£19.50
Blue and white ombre cashmere round-neck jumper
Treat yourself to cashmere
£99

The fluid trench for chilly mornings

While summer is on the horizon, it’s still chilly first thing in the morning and so a lightweight layer 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, this fluid trench coat is a relaxed take on the classic coverall and adds effortless chic to double-denim outfits.

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STYLE THE FLUID TRENCH

Off-white fluid double-breasted trench coat
Also comes in dusted pink
£69
Wide-leg cropped jeans
Try the trend for wide-leg denim
£29.50
Long-sleeved denim shirt
Wear as a top or shacket-style
£29.50
Natural double-buckle flat sandals
Go-with-everything sandals
£22.50

The denim jacket for garden gatherings

Fusing hardwearing denim with the best bits of a utility jacket (goes-with-everything colour, plenty of pockets, drawcord waist) and adding modern details (collarless neckline and popper fastenings), this denim jacket is a versatile spring/summer layer. Chuck it over sweatshirts and joggers to take loungewear looks from the sofa to backyard barbecues and beer garden lunches.

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STYLE THE DENIM JACKET

Green waisted collarless denim jacket
Pull in at the waist to add shape
£35
Navy sweatshirt with Los Angeles written in white
Dress for where you want to be
£19.50
Ivory joggers
A chic take on the loungewear staple
£25
White canvas trainers
Canvas kicks add laidback style
£22.50

The showerproof trench for drizzly walks

As practical as it is stylish, our classic trench is made from a blend of responsibly sourced cotton and recycled fabric and brings together traditional features – storm flap, epaulettes, buckled cuffs – with water-repellent technology, making it the layer to reach for when the forecast is sunny with a chance of rain. Team with casual tonal pieces including a warmth-boosting hoodie to add a sporty edge.

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STYLE THE CLASSIC TRENCH

Classic beige trench coat
A timeless classic in five shades
£55
White mom jeans
Give looser leg mom styles a spin
£39.50
White zip-up hoodie
Made from responsibly sourced cotton
£25
White trainers
Vegan-friendly sporty style
£22.50

The neutral blazer for al fresco dinners

A goes-with-everything neutral blazer 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.

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STYLE THE NEUTRAL BLAZER

Neutral single-breasted women’s blazer
Sharp tailoring in six shades
£59
Black printed sleeveless midaxi dress
With a frill neck and practical pockets
£39.50
Cream V-neck cashmere jumper
Perfect for year-round layering
£89
Flat navy T-bar sandals
Ready-for-summer sandals
£15

Words: Miranda Eason

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