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The only addition that dresses need in the height of spring is a jacket that will keep chills at bay. These are some of the best.
The weather is warming, the sun is shining, and while your fleet of spring dresses are primed and ready to go, it pays to remember to bring a jacket with you wherever you go.
If there’s one thing that being British instils in a person, it’s that the sun might put her hat on for a moment, but never assume it’ll stay on for long. The sartorial solution in this instance lies in the virtues of a jacket, of which there’s a stable suitable to be paired with dresses.
If your wardrobe is running short on boxy blazers (of the Julia Roberts-inspired variety), and oversized leather bombers, then your spring style line-up is in need of a jacket to drape over your favourite dresses. Luckily for you, help is at hand.
Consider this your bumper guide to the jackets to wear with all of your favourite dresses this spring and summer.
Asos Edition khaki bomber jacket
Larger than life bomber jackets are set to be everywhere this summer, and we predict this chunky pistachio number will be one of many to go viral. Wear with creams and ivories to really allow its dainty sage green hue to sing.
House of Sunny Take a Trip bomber jacket
East London label House of Sunny’s vegan leather jacket is the ultimate addition to your favourite summer dresses, most notably those of the flouncy variety.
H&M tie-belt denim jacket
Denim jackets aren’t dead, and this belted, flounced-sleeved number is a case in point. Cinch in your figure with its waist-height belt.
& Other Stories belted colour block coat
Drape & Other Stories’ belted colour-block trench coat over the top of cheeky minidresses to keep the evening chills at bay.
Arket wool hopsack blazer
Don’t settle for a boxy blazer in any old hue, instead embrace tutti frutti tones, most notably with this Parma Violet variety.
Anthropologie Llani puff-sleeved jacket
The ultimate addition to a lacklustre maxi dress is this embroidered puff-sleeved jacket, which is crying out for lashings of gold jewellery and a fun pair of woven sandals.
River Island green cropped denim shacket
Juicy bursts of lime green are perfect for lending a touch of sartorial jazz hands to simple summer outfits. Wear this zesty green shacket over the top of a fun and floral slip dress.
Ganni heavy constructed fitted blazer
With slightly lopsided shoulders and crafted from a chunky wool blend, Ganni’s form-fitting blazer is perfect for pairing with a maxi dress to lend it a touch of structural help.
Rixo Rhae jacket
Rixo’s easy patterned quilted jacket is a no-brainer for pairing with a simple slip dress. Wear it à la Rixo with a neck tie and a pair of flat plimsoll trainers for a retro-inspired ensemble.
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