It’s that time of year again – the British public can (if only temporarily) shed their parkas and anoraks as the summer of 2016 rolls around. But that doesn’t mean that we’re totally off the hook, weather-wise. Whether you’re in the market for an evening coat or preparing for a summer downpour at Download, STYLEWORX has you covered.
Let’s get the bad weather part of this article out of the way first; and with this transparent raincoat from RAINS. This year the Danish label released a limited line of translucent rain jackets, perfect for any weather related misadventures you may find yourself in during the summer months.
The most interesting detail of this rain jacket is that your summer outfit isn’t completely compromised by the coat. Because of the transparent material, your carefully chosen ensemble can still be seen through the jacket, allowing you to play with the colours you choose to wear underneath it.
Next up in the summer essentials is the ever-present denim jacket. A good quality denim jacket is a unisex wardrobe staple that can last for years.
Denim giant Edwin has specialised in creating high quality denim for coming up to 50 years, and their ‘Buddy Jacket’ perfectly illustrates their mastery over the material. The beauty of the denim jacket is that it can be paired with virtually anything and look the part – dress it down with a pair of joggers and trainers, or wear it over smart dress for an interesting contrast.
Check out how Edwin make their denim:
Last but not least, the bomber jacket is another item of clothing enjoying a return to the spotlight, having originally come into vogue in the 1980s due to extensive coverage in fashion magazines in The Face and i-D. Fast forward to 2016, and the majority of menswear designers will have at least one bomber jacket design in their collections.
Streamline and light weight, the bomber is the perfect overcoat for when the temperature may drop as the evening approaches. For those of us with indecisive tendencies, Scotch & Soda have a reversible bomber jacket, allowing you to have two completely different looks for the price of one. Pair the bomber with a plain T-shirt and pair of jeans or shorts for a constructed but effortless outfit.