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
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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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 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.; 0845 121 4519

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