When the temperatures start to creep up, it usually means a wardrobe packed with minis, tanks and denim cutoffs. The wise fashionista should never discount the benefits of owning a summer jacket. It might sound crazy to buy such a winter-worthy item, but the appropriate selections won’t cause heat stroke. Besides, you never know when a breezy day of shopping might turn into a cool night out on the town. Then there’s the added bonus of travel. Each of our picks are perfect for all the planes, trains, and automobiles that you can handle. Whether you want to work something with in an edgy faux leather or well-worn denim,  there is an option for every girl.

image001Faux Leather – This beauty fromSW3 Bespoke seems like a no brainer. Unlike the typical black jacket – which can be heavy for summer – the navy faux leather is an ideal choice.  Animal friendly, and still completely luxe!

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Pretty, Pretty Print – The summer season is all about going big – which means bold colors, fun prints and a mix of silhouettes.  Trying a sheer number like this parrot patterned jacket by BCBGeneration is great for spicing up a basic maxi or tee. (Available May 30)


Traditionally Cool– Anything denim is an absolute staple and totally stylish. If you want to update this classic, try one with a bleached wash and cool copper buttons like J Brand’s . The best part is you can throw it in your carry on without any wrinkling, so you’ll look cute from takeoff to landing.


Two is Better than One – Sometimes the fashion decisions are hard,  that’s why it’s good to have options. BCBGeneration’s zipper sleeve jacket gives you the choice to keep the sleeves on, or zip them off for a moto vest. Which is perfect for your favorite romper – any way you wear it! ($128)

Anorondak Jacket

Anorak Attack – Picking a piece with such a winter vibe may not seem ideal, but thrown over your favorite pair of cutoff jeans you have a trendy twist on a very casual look. The drawstring selection from Muse Apparel works with a lightweight scarf and tank. All you need is a blanket on the beach. ($168)

Ponte Blazer

Get the Ponte – A blazer is an office staple, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Trying something in a bright white for a fresh summer look. The  Muse Apparel Ponte option is completely chic with a slim collar. The best part? You can get it in white, too! ($148)

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