The Ten Best Summer Jackets

Whether you're dressing for a wedding, heading to the park or going on a night out, we have the pick of the summer jackets

George at Asda - £28

Part-raincoat, part-dress coat, here's a clever little number for a daytime event when the weather's changeable. And it may be Carla Bruni-inspired, but it's very easy on the wallet.

www.george.com; 0500 100 055







John Lewis - £145

The applique trend is everywhere, but this is a particularly subtle and classic take, and would be very chic worn with jeans and ballet pumps, or over a shift dress for work.

www.johnlewis.com; 0845 604 9049







Joules - £49

Swing jackets are here to stay, it seems, and this apple-green version from Joules is very Katie Holmes. Just sling it on with white jeans, a straw bag and film-star sunglasses.

www.joulesclothing.com; 0845 606 6871









Donna Karan - £1,200

Yes, this is crazily expensive, but just look at it: it's gorgeous. And with its buttermilk colour, waist-cinching belt and flattering drapes, you could even say that it's a sound investment.

www.donnakaran.com; 020-7479 7900







Vivienne Westwood Anglomania - £280

Anglomania has put Westwood's saucy cuts and exaggerated lapels within the financial reach of mere mortals, and here's a perfect example.

www.viviennewestwoodonline.co.uk; 020-7924 4747







Warehouse - £55

Short-sleeved jackets were a bit of a mystery at first, but now we love them. Slip this textured jacket over a long-sleeved white shirt for daytime, or over a dress for a night out.

www.warehouse.co.uk; 0870 122 8813









Whistles - £250

It's all about the leather bomber this year, so start wearing in summer with the sleeves pushed up, Miami Vice-style, over a little dress or jeans, and then adapt your style for autumn.

www.whistles.co.uk; 020-7487 4484









Roxy - £65

Surf-wear label Roxy might be an obvious place to go for bikinis and baggy shorts, but you wouldn't expect to find something as original as this relaxed and cool cap-sleeved jacket.

www.roxy.com; 020-7436 6800







Monsoon - £55

Monsoon may not be edgy, but when the wedding season is upon us, it's a godsend. This pretty fitted jacket would look suitably demure worn over a flirty floral-print dress.

www.monsoon.co.uk; 020-3372 3000









Topshop - £45

Henley's over for another year, but the blazer lives on. Here, wide stripes avoid the barcode look, but don't combine with an all-white outfit unless it's for a Great Gatsby party.

www.topshop.com; 0845 121 4519

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