Lightweight practical Summer jackets

Lightweight practical Summer jackets

My pink jacket has probably been my most worn item in my wardrobe this Spring and Summer. It is lightweight and practical. During May and June the weather in the UK was decidedly chilly yet I was bored with my darker coloured jackets. So I bought this lightweight wool blazer ( reduced from £150 to £90 but only small size left) from Arket. However, they still have a good selection of both neutral and coloured blazers.

Lightweight Practical pink summer jacket

I like Arket as a brand. It is Swedish in origin and I find that their tailoring is well cut and they use good fabrics.

I also like their concept of long-lasting design. They source durable and sustainable materials plus they offer a recycling scheme which you can read about here.

Above I have teamed my pink blazer with a pair of Hopefashionuk wide leg foundation trousers and their longline cami. I like the juxtaposition of the feminine and masculine. Pink trainers Adidas similar

Lightweight Practical summer jackets

Lightweight practical summer jackets

Classic summer jackets

Scarf from a selection at Chicatanyage scarf shop.

Lightweight practical Summer jackets

A different look with a pair of slim black trousers (many years old) and my favourite metallic ankle boots.

Lightweight practical Summer jackets

Above is how I styled my jacket when we met up with Susan of Unefemme and her husband for Sunday lunch in Shoreditch. Pink and blue tassel scarf Chicatanyage scarf shop. If any of the scarves you like are sold out I may be able to re-order email me at chicatanyage(at)

I have always loved pink jackets you can see last years version here. It is from Joseph and many years old.

The photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram

For my American readers:

If you are organised and good at forward planning you might like to take advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which starts today for cardholders. If you are not a cardholder you will need to apply here.

My advice for perusing any sale is to stick to the classics. They are good opportunities to replace your basics. Check out their catalogue for ideas. I am now off to replace some of my wornout tee shirts and trousers at the MeandEm sale.


  1. Linda McCormick
    12th July 2019 / 16:13

    Love your posts! Having lived outside of London for many years in the 70’s and early 80’s it makes me a bit “homesick”. You look wonderful in your various selections! So glad I found you (through Susan at UneFemme).

  2. 12th July 2019 / 17:24

    Hi Linda
    Welcome to my blog and really glad you like it.

  3. Jayne Lamb
    13th July 2019 / 01:15

    I love your pink jacket. It’s lovely.

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