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Question: What are the best summer blazers and jackets?

Answer: Transitioning your wardrobe between spring and summer involves not only purchasing humidity-appropriate clothing, but also reworking existing pieces. I would recommend staying away from heavily lined coats because sweat-drenched is not a good look—unless you’re doing Bikram yoga or starring in a Gatorade ad. Biker jackets are perfect for transitioning from day to night. They can be paired with neutral-toned shorts and sandals, or even dresses and ankle boots for instant edge.

The quilted collarless jacket is more feminine, and it adds great texture to any outfit.

Combining faux suede and leather, this jacket has perforated panels and an off-center zipper that sets it apart.

One thing I’ll definitely be buying this summer is matching separates. These open jackets are a great way to add color and can be thrown over a silk white blouse. You get the cohesive look of a romper while still being able to remove layers whenever you want.

I love this mint green set. It’s made of a lightweight jacquard fabric with subtle sheen and floral detailing.

This jacket has a crew neckline and incorporates eye-catching gold embellishments, embroidery, and print without looking too busy.

Another summer staple is the denim jacket, which goes perfectly with just about everything.  If you’re going to mix denim, choose washes that are different from one another.

For a quick and easy outfit, throw a denim jacket over a breezy pastel t-shirt and white jeans.

You can also tone down prints with a solid tank and light-wash denim.

If you’re looking to dress up an outfit, blazers are the way to go. They’re work-appropriate without being stuffy and can streamline whatever you’re wearing.

This blazer comes with the sleeves already rolled up and goes great with solid pieces like shift dresses, creating the perfect minimalist ensemble.

White blazers are summery and work well with prints. Leaving the jacket unbuttoned gives the outfit a more relaxed feel.

Finally, a great piece you might have tucked away since fall is the green military jacket. These cotton jackets are perfectly slouchy and pair well with flowy, feminine skirts.

The epaulets, large flap pockets, and boxy fit give this jacket a menswear vibe.

This linen version has ruching in the back, allowing for a closer fit at the waist.

Happy shopping, whether it be in your own closet or in stores!