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8th June 2018
We know what you're thinking, sporting anything leather during the peak of summer sounds outrageous. But, don’t count leather out of your summer wardrobe just yet. It's a complete misconception that leather should only be worn in the cooler months. Although you may be sceptical, don’t let the thought of wearing leather in heat and humidity get you hot under the collar. There are many ways to incorporate it into your outfits this summer without feeling like you’re going to overheat. Leather in summer is definitely a ‘do’ in our book! You just need to find the right lightweight leather jackets.
So let’s start by introducing you to this collection, designed and intended to be worn throughout every season, and yes that does includes summer. The properties of this leather have been specially selected to ensure that these jackets are suitable for the weather anticipated to be worn in.
The lightweight leather is adaptable to every temperature as well as being extremely light making it perfect for packing in your hand luggage!
Tumble-finished complete with an over-wax. Don't know what that means? They're super soft, with a relaxed 'worn-in' look. These jackets are less prone to creasing. Roll them up in your suitcase to create extra room for other clothing!
You can't go wrong with dark brown, it goes with virtually any summer-sun outfits. The perfect complement for bright tones, or neutral hues. If you're after a pop of colour then Iris can help.
We opted for a brightly coloured internal lining giving the jackets that extra summery feel.
Whether you’re heading off on a city break to Barcelona, set to cruise the Italian Riviera or simply need a lightweight jacket we’ve put together a style guide with some inspiration on the perfect way to style these lightweight pieces this season.
Izzy has larger panels and less details, meaning she is best styled over tops (and trousers) with a little bit of colour, or patterns. Pair with our favourite Bridie blossom print blouse, and matching Robell trousers in taupe, to create a seamless outfit for everyday wear. Or if the Robell Floral Print trousers take your fancy, then Izzy will complement perfectly.
Maxi dresses are the ultimate summer staple, but when that cool breeze comes at evening time the Iris jacket has you covered. Adding a pop of colour, this lightweight piece is the perfect evening jacket for the summer - whether you're enjoying beach-side strolls, or an outdoor restaurant. Petrol blue clearly works with our Pamela dress, but Iris' longer length suits all our maxi dresses. Finish the look with one of our new pebble grey handbags.
Subtly distressed, Iona is the jacket to layer over shorter dresses (such as the Charlotte), or top and cropped trouser combinations. Again the dark brown colour lends itself to bright summer colours. Our largest ever collection of Robell cropped trousers are the perfect partners. For accessories, opt for other rich brown hues. Alternatively match with the other colours of your outfit, as the dark brown will help elevate the colour.
The Indy will elevate your everyday! Stitched detail on the shoulders and elbow pads add a touch of distinction. No matter what you wear through the day, you'll look forward to the evening and adding Indy to your look. Another shorter style, it best complements our lightweight blouses and tops, but will work just as well with plain vests and bretons. If you're enjoying the sun, then you'll need your cropped pants. But fear not, when you're back home, you can match with your trusted denim.
So, if you’re jetting away in search of warmer climes, our new collection will make sure this summer can be enjoyed in style. Next time you’re wondering what jacket to take with you on your summer holiday, remember our lightweight leather jackets.