The Only Jacket You Need This Summer

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I thought writing this post would be easy because lol look, it’s an entire post about a camo jacket, but alas I’m getting distracted by every single damn annoying advert on the telly.

Especially those stupid ones for that supermarket with that man who has a loud voice and talks about a stuffed layered loaf. Like alright pal we get it, pesto, mozarella, veg. Cool story.

Can you tell I’m a *bit* grumpy and sleep-deprived?

I need cake. And three litres of Yorkshire Tea, if I’m being specific.

So right, sure, OK, this jacket.

Or hang on, should I call it a shacket? That’s what the fashion pack are calling it because look, look, look it’s a combo between a shirt and a jacket.

Maybe I’ll just call it a light jacket, that seems the most sensible option. And boy, do you gal pals need to get your mitts on one, and I’ll tell you why.

It is the perfect thing to throw on over a summer dress on days when the Great British Summer is like hahaha, no pal. It offers just a smidge more warmth and protection from the temperamental elements than not wearing a jacket at all, without y’know, you looking like you’ve prepared for a blizzard.

Because let’s face it, in-between dressing in the UK is an absolute freakin nightmare. You’re either shivering in the doorway to Starbucks or carrying one of those duvet coats under your arm whilst sweat trickles down your back. Yum.

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You could wear this babe to a friend’s barbecue instead of a leather jacket which basically screams I’m really cold and it’s too cold to eat food outside and why are you doing this to me. It offers the warmth of a jacket and yet nope, not a jacket. A summer accessory maybe, but certainly not a jacket. It stops you looking like a weak, cold person.

And then, if heaven forbid, the sun suddenly appears, it’s so light and compact it’ll probably cram right into your handbag. Huzzah.

Anyway, I wore my camo shacket (from New Look, guys!) to a car boot the other week, teamed with this ancient white summer dress from ASOS (similar here and here), along with an old pair of Topshop ankle boots, a fedora and a neckerchief.

I then re-wore the outfits whilst prancing about Dedham last week with Debs so she could shoot it for this post, and also because look at this mega cute little chain cross body I picked up from Zara recently.

Babin’, but apparently not online? So maybe check in-store, it came in black too and was somewhere around the £15 mark.

Oh and also, autumn? You can layer your light jacket under a biker jacket or sleeveless jacket or gilet. So many wins.

Have you got a jacket like this? How would you wear it?

 

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