6 Best Outwears to Layer in Summer

Laura Tolentino

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Summer Jackets are a thing. It wasn’t long ago that people believed that summer and outwear don’t go together. But when you have versatile styles, breathable material, and comfort along with it, you can breeze through the summers in your favorite Jackets and Outerwear.

Here are 7 best outwear to rock in with sunshine on your mind.

1. Denim Jackets

With a fairly breathable weave, denim is a must-have for your summer wardrobe. It can help you slay a casual look in the summer while you keep the front buttons open. You can choose a dark wash for the breezy evenings, and for sun-lit days go for stonewash or sanded.

A denim Jacket can practically go with everything but a favorite is a white undershirt so you can keep it cool all summer long. Whether it’s jeans in black and blue or shorts in light colors, your look will surely be trendy.

Just put your favorite shades on, head to the beach, and let the waves let you surf in style.

2. Cotton Jackets

Cotton Jackets have evolved from a wardrobe essential for guys. What’s amazing is that the fabric has upgraded, and have become airier and more comfortable.

Jackets in cotton, for example, are widely worn by guys in summers. They are lightweight and can augment your standard tee and shorts look, up a notch. With the front zipper open, you can try different solid color combinations of your undershirts and match them with your shorts. For a sleeker appearance, slide into sneakers in white and grey, and you’re all set up for a quick summer stroll in the park.

3. Lightweight Leather Jackets

Leather jacket and summer is an odd combination but believe it or not, you can always style it with light blue ripped jeans and slip-on high-top canvas shoes. Another fantastic thing about outwear is that you can express your personality with an attractive graphic tee.

Whether it’s a slogan that reflects your life’s motto or an animated character you love, show it off this summer.

4. Flight Jackets

Flight jackets are now worn in retro style and continue to be iconic today. Made in satin, these are water-resistant in case you experience a summer drizzle. The soft lining guarantees comfort and the sizeable structure gives you ample room for movement so you can excel at outdoor sports activities.

Sophisticatedly designed with slanted pockets, bright orange lining, and golden zippers can help you get your swag on this summer. The nylon exterior is water-resistant and gives a refined finish to your overall appearance.

5. Utility Jackets:

Military styles utility jackets are high on functionality, but not everyone can pull it off with class. Due to its rugged appearance, you can look like a mess if you don’t get the perfect fit for yourself. Nonetheless, when paired with refined chinos and fashionable loafers, you’re bound to look stunning.

Another key to pulling off a polished look in a utility jacket is not matching the color of your jacket with other clothing items. Instead, go for combination colors. So, with olive, you can wear white or beige pants. You can roll up the sleeves just above your wrists allow your inner shirt to fold with it for a more casual look.

For a trip to the country club, golf course, or a decadent summer lunch, incorporate leather apparel like a watch and leather loafers to bring in elegance.

6. Plaid Overshirts

With an overshirt, you have the best of both worlds. It falls right between a jacket and a shirt. This hybrid outerwear makes it highly versatile. You can wear a plaid shirt in many patterns ranging from tartan, check, gingham to the prince of wales check. With the front buttons kept open, you can sail through the summers in a breeze.

To make the best out of this shirt, you must get the fit right. Roomy enough to be airy but not too loose to look messy. The length must fall slightly under your waist to have a casual but cool appearance. When you choose a check pattern, keep the undershirt plain to let your overshirt do the talking.

Also, keep your shoes minimalist with either white canvas shoes or sneakers with a maximum of two tones. Match the colors with the patterns on your overshirt.


They say that there’s at least one summer that changes you or your perspective in life. Let this summer be the one for you. In the words of Helen Keller

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.”