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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Words: Miranda Eason