Jackets & Blazers with Summer Outfits

My perfect summer would last all year, with temperatures of 25-30C, refreshing light breezes, and sunshine all the time. Unfortunately, this is not usually what summer is like (in NB anyway). There can be rain, cold spells and stretches of cloudy muggy days. Don’t let that put a damper on your new awesome summer outfits though! Even if it’s a bit chilly or rainy outside, you can still rock your shorts and tee/tank by pairing it up with a light jacket or blazer.

(via 9to5 Chic)

(via 9to5 Chic)

(via Kryzuy.com)

(via Kryzuy.com)

Keep the jacket or blazer fitted, as over-sized ones can become cumbersome or make you sweat faster than you’d like. Cute shorts or skinny jeans and a tank  are nicely complemented by a simple black blazer. Adding a few gold or silver accessories really ties the look together and makes it a bit classier, more appropriate for coffee or dinner.

(via Toyko Fashion)

(via Toyko Fashion)

That leopard dress is adorable and looks great with the trench-coat! A trench-coat just feels right on a rainy day, but looks great in any kind of weather. If you’re nervous about wearing patterns like this, a plain jacket would help tone it down a bit. I can picture wearing this outfit to see a local band at my favorite pub. Those comfy booties reinforce that look and look great for dancing/walking long distances.

(via COTTDS)

(via COTTDS)

Sneakers wtih shorts are super popular this summer and may be more practical if you do a lot of walking. I love sandals and showing off nicely painted toes, but while walking to work in the rain the other day, one of the heels on my prized gladiators came apart, leaving me limping the rest of the way. (Also my umbrella got bird poop on it and then promptly broke, leaving me soaked as well, but that’s beyond the point.) Sneakers may have been a better plan for me. You can still give your look a chic edge via the blazer and jewelry. A sparkly blazer is a really fun way to jazz things up and goes well with most jewlery as long as you don’t overdo it; the jacket already provides a lot of bling.

THE COLORS OF LOVE BY NICOLE L. HILL

THE COLORS OF LOVE BY NICOLE L. HILL

Neons are still in and blazers are available in almost all the colors you could want. If you want to keep things informal or casual, choose your favorite bright color and have fun! Colored blazers go well with shorts, skirts or even skinny jeans. Bright colors look great against most neutrals. Jackets and blazers also help to cover up against the sun, if you’re going to be in it for long periods of time. Don’t forget the sun-screen!

Have a great and sun-filled weekend, everyone! And, for us Canadians, Happy Canada Day!

P.S. And for me happy birthday (tomorrow). 😀

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