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Top it off! 21 lightweight jackets you'll wear all summer long

by Rachel Greenberg / / Source: TODAY

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Balmy days are often followed by chilly nights, which means you’ll want to have some lightweight jackets on hand to combat the cool air. Prepare for breezy evenings with an array of stylish summer jackets, from denim toppers and paper-thin cardigans, to bombers, trenches and more. Read below for a roundup of our favorites!

Denim jackets

For an Americana or girl-next-door vibe, nothing beats a denim jacket. We particularly love this classic top styled over a dress — it’s ladylike with a touch of edge. For an of-the-moment update on this wardrobe staple, try a slightly oversized, boyfriend version.

Denim jackets
OldNavy.com

Old Navy Women’s Plus Denim Jacket, $35

Denim jackets
UrbanOutfitters.com

Urban Renewal Vintage Denim Jacket, $64

Denim jackets
Zappos.com

Levi’s Boyfriend Denim Trucker Jacket, $60

Cardigans

It’s time to embrace the summer sweater: aka, an ultra lightweight, thin cardigan. Our favorites come in neutral, beach-y hues and fall somewhere between the hips and ankles. Throw on an open version over jeans and a T-shirt for a casual day-to-night look.

Cardigans
modern-citizen.com

Modern Citizen Tilden Lightweight Open Sweater, $62

Summer jackets
PixieMarket.com

The Fifth Horoscope Knit Cardigan, $112

Summer jackets
LOFT.com

LOFT Sheer Open Cardigan, $45

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Bomber jackets

Whether printed or plain, bomber jackets are undeniably cool and offer a retro, throwback vibe. We love Zara’s current selection, which includes some styles that are reversible! For optimal summer styling, try a shiny satin version with contrast trim.

Bomber jackets
Zara.com

Zara Printed Bomber Jacket, $70

Summer jackets
Boohoo.com

Boohoo Megan Satin MA1 Bomber, $26

Bomber jackets
Mango.com

Mango Satin Bomber Jacket, $60

Kimonos and robes

Whether embroidered, tasseled or printed, these bohemian styles all have a well-traveled feel. Wear one as a cover-up on the beach or pair with jeans for a breezy Sunday brunch look.

Summer jackets
Madewell.com

Madewell Robe Jacket, $98

Summer jackets
Shopbop.com

BB Dakota Rosalynn Rose Revival Kimono, $75

Summer jackets
NastyGal.com

Nasty Gal In Bloom Kimono Robe, $78

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Army jackets

The ultimate choice for fashion-meets-function, army jackets are more than just utilitarian. Plenty of pockets and a go-with-anything vibe help make this the summer version of the little leather jacket.

Summer jackets
Express.com

Express Camouflage Zip Front Military Parka, $88

Summer jackets
Macys.com

American Rag Plus Size Military Double Breasted Jacket, $46

Summer jackets
Nordstrom.com

Press Lightweight Stretch Cotton Military Jacket, $98

Ladylike blazers

Collarless and chic, a cropped blazer lends a touch of polish to your casual summer clothes. Whether you balance out a pair of baggy boyfriend jeans or team with a ladylike skirt, this work-appropriate layer can easily transform your entire look.

Summer jackets
Uniqlo.com

Uniqlo Women’s Collarless Jacket, $30

Summer jackets
Mango.com

Mango Crop Jacket, $80

Summer jackets
ASOS.com

ASOS Tweedy Blazer with Scallop Edge, $89

Dusters

Elongating and chic, a duster adds a dramatic proportion to any ensemble. Pair with shorts or a skirt and leave it loose and flowy for maximum impact. While a traditional trench will certainly work, we love a trendy sleeveless version for summer.

Summer jackets
ASOS.com

Pimkie Sleeveless Utility Duster Jacket, $49

Summer jackets
Riverisland.com

River Island Pink Sleeveless Duster Jacket, $80

Summer jackets
HM.com

H&M Long Vest, $50

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