The Summer Coat Guide

Have you seen a gorgeous suede biker or coloured denim jacket you just can’t resist but feel it’s the wrong season for jackets and coats? Don’t be in a hurry to move all your cover ups to the back of the wardrobe once the sun comes out. There’s lots of lighter jackets that are perfect for summer and can really add to a stylish outfit, such as over a mini dress or paired with shorts and sandals. We’ve got plenty of bright summer jackets that will transform your looks and last from season to season. Choosing the right investment jacket means you’ll be able to dress it up or down no matter the weather. In our summer cover ups Q&A we answer your most asked questions about ways to wear coats and jackets in the summer and how to style them, along with our top picks for this season.


Can jackets be worn in the summer?

The Great British Summertime is well known for being a heatwave one minute and pouring rain the next! We all know the weather is unpredictable and can change at any moment, so it’s always best to check the forecast first and be prepared for any potential chilly days. The last thing you want is the weather ruining your fabulous new outfit and fun plans with friends and family. If you find you’ve already ordered that new season piece and the weather is looking a little cold, throw on a light jacket or coat to keep the chill out. Jackets can definitely be worn in the summer as a practical option or to compliment your look. Choose a weightless option rather than your usual winter piece as this will be too warm and you risk overheating. Even on cooler summer days the temperature is higher than in autumn/winter, so a chic linen or suede option ensures your heavy option can stay in the wardrobe.

Which jacket is best in summer?

If you love layering, summer can seem tricky to incorporate a nice jacket into your wardrobe without risk of overheating or being extra weight to carry around. Look for lighter options that will allow you to maximise your outfit and keep the chill out on cooler days. Our linen blend jackets are perfect for summertime. With on-trend safari tones and drawstring detail, you’ll be able to style these on top of printed dresses or with jeans and a casual tee. Linen material is a staple for summer that is both breathable and light to wear. The pocket detail allows you to add a chic crossbody bag for even more style points – check out our new bag collection for some stylish bags and purses that won’t break the bank. If you’re on the hunt for something a little more off duty, look no further than our suede biker jackets. In lighter pastel colours that make a statement, this wardrobe essential looks fabulous paired with casual trousers and a slogan tee.


How do I choose a jacket for summer?

If you think jackets are reserved for autumn and winter, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a lot of lightweight summer options at M&Co. Our herringbone shacket is a popular choice as the light colour makes it easy to style with utility joggers, linen dresses and skinny jeans. Our utility rain jacket is a must have for the unpredictable weather, plus its lightweight to carry around just in case you forgot to check the forecast! There are many options to choose from in our jackets and coats selection.

Can I wear a denim jacket in summer?

The denim jacket has been around for decades, and we can all admit to having at least 1 in our wardrobe a while back. Denim jackets came back into style a few years ago, with coloured and bleached denim taking centre stage. They’re popular for their easy styling and versatility: whether you’re catching up with friends or going out to dinner, a denim jacket is perfect for almost any occasion and looks great dressed up or down. Take tips from our favourite influencers and pair our pink denim jacket with a dress or casual trousers for everyday wear. We love pairing ours over a bright midi skirt or dress and accessorising with gold jewellery and sliders in the summer. If you’re not keen on colour, our plain denim jacket and white denim jacket are must-have pieces that goes with any outfit.


How do you pair a jacket with a dress?

Summer is the perfect season to invest in vibrant, colourful dresses or bring out those old faithfuls from the back of your wardrobe. Our new season dress collection includes day dresses for shopping trips or lounging around the garden, fashionable midi dresses that look perfect dressed up or down or maxi dresses for warmer days. A light jacket or coat makes a great top layer and adds a talking point to your outfit. The length, material and colour of your dress will help decide which jacket will look best. A shorter dress looks great under a bright duster coat for balance. Contrast is key with a midi dress: look towards denim and three quarter sleeve jackets that are shorter in length. These will help draw the attention to the top half of your outfit rather than offsetting the midi length dress, which can look frumpy if there’s too many longer layers. These casual options are great for everyday wear, however if you’re looking for something smarter our blazers and biker jackets offer a smart alternative.


Once you’ve had a browse through our coats and jackets collection, we’d love to see how you style your new purchase! Don’t forget to tag @mandco_fashion on Instagram and Facebook, and use the #mymandco so we can see your fabulous outfits and feature you on our social media pages!