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Beautiful summer cover ups to invest in now and wear forever

This past week there has been one question uttered more than any other across the Stylist.co.uk offices.... "what happened to summer?!"

If, like us, you've been flummoxed by the British summertime's typically hot and cold weather then this gallery is for you. We all know that our summer dresses, skirts and tops won't cut the mustard in the face of a storms, rain and the occasional hailstorm, but add a beautiful cover up into the equation and you have the perfect transitional outfit.

We've hunted down the definitive edit of the 20 best cover ups to wear for summer, from light sweatshirts to open-knit cardigans, that we promise will be well worth the investment.

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