7 Summer Jackets You Will Need This Season: Splurge or Steal?

Just as there are super hot days in the summer, we are also faced with cool nights (and air conditioning). You don’t want to get caught off guard for those days when you need an extra layer. That’s why you need a versatile summer jacket (or two or three) so you can look stylish and feel warm on the chilly days and evenings of summer. You probably will need more than one summer jacket for different occasions from sporty to casual and work-appropriate to dressy. Luckily, I found them all.

Summer Jackets for Women Over 50: Splurge or Steal

Here are some of the best jacket styles to splurge on, or you may like to get one for a seal.


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Faded Denim Summer Jacket

A denim jean jacket is a classic and this year a super faded and slightly oversized one will serve you well. This style works well over an all black ensemble, with white jeans or pants and floral sundresses. If your summer is a casual one, this is the best jacket for you. Choose this Jean Paul Gaultier Printed denim jacket for $790 or pick up this H&M Short Denim Jacket for only $37! The only thing missing from the H&M jean jacket is the “Gaultier” name emblazoned on the back. I guess at least everyone will know you spent $790.

Cropped Trench Jacket

The short or cropped version of the classic trench coat is totally on-trend this season. It is versatile because it looks fabulous with slim skirts and trousers for work, but you can wear it with jeans and a t-shirt too. Splurge on this runway Burberry Canvas trench coat for $2,990 or get this H&M Short Twill Pea Coat for a steal at $42.


Black Adidas Track Jacket

The classic track jacket is back and I like it in black. You can wear this jacket for your workouts but also take it to the next level and integrate it with classic pieces in your wardrobe such as a t-shirt dress or pencil skirt for that sporty-cool look. This Adidas Originals + Y-3 printed striped ponte track jacket is so chic for $280, but you can avoid the designer collaboration and and paying an extra $200 with this Adidas Adicolor Classics Loose Firebird Track Top for only $80.


White Denim Jacket

Nothing says summer like a white denim jacket, and this season it is sleeker, cropped and bit boxier. It is the perfect take-it-with-you jacket for those summer days that start out warm but you never know if you will wind up freezing at night or in an air conditioned room. You can wear it with everything from denim to workwear to sundresses. This Nili Lotan Lio denim jacket is gorgeous but it will set you back $795. However,  you can get this not-as-exciting Gap Cropped Denim Shirt Jacket in white on sale for only $53.


Oversized Boyfriend Blazer

An oversized blazer is a must-have for summer. Wear it to work or give a casual pair of shorts or jeans an instant style lift with a boyfriend blazer.  This Zimmermann Natura double-breasted cotton and silk-blend blazer is so gorgeous but it is also $1,600! But there are looks for less out there like this Open Edit Linen Blend Blazer for only $90 and it comes in a variety of colors.


Olive Anorak Summer Jacket

A classic hooded anorak-style jacket will make a great addition to your wardrobe. It is both fashionable and functional and perfect for outdoor occasions or simply to look stylish when you run errands.It will also take you into the fall. This Moncler Grenoble hooded shell-paneled cotton-blend jacket will never go out of style for $1,770. However this H&M Water-repellent Anorak will never go out of style for only $75.


Plaid Tweed Blazer

For occasions such as a date, a dinner party, a bridal shower or going out with the girls for cocktails, something like this  Veronica Beard Taja Graphic Tweed Dickey Jacket for $454 will pull your outfit together in an instant. Throw it on over white or bright colored wide leg pants and a blouse for a dressier look, or over your favorite jeans and a t-shirt for a more casual option. If the Veronica Beard jacket is not in your budget you can get this Allegra K Plaid Tweed Blazer for only $43.

Are you jacket-ready for Summer 2024, or do you need a new style? Which one is your favorite, and will you splurge or steal?

Carol Calacci

You may also like to read How To Style A Cropped Jacket Outfit For Women Over 50 High And Low and The Most Comfortable Spring Shoes for Women Over 50.

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