Despite the temptation to shed all remnants of layers come warmer temperatures, you shouldn’t disregard outerwear altogether. The calendar might be in full summer mode, but your office AC is paying no mind to your new sundress. A light jacket, for example, is your friend when it comes to such situations—because, let’s face it, there might still be cool mornings and breezy nights you should be stylishly prepared for.
This season, you’ll find a plethora of light jackets in pretty florals, checks, and paisleys, as well as cut and sewn patchwork quilts in a toned-down color palette. No matter which you choose, they’ll feel just right for casual and coastal summer occasions. And all of which will pair perfectly with white denim or blue jean shorts, sandals, and a T-shirt. Think of it as an effortless addition to your simple, summertime, daywear uniform with New England charm. You’ll be happy to have one in your weekender for those after-dusk clambakes and barbecues, breezy boat rides, and even air-conditioned restaurants. Shop our favorites, below.