If there’s one thing about the British summer that can be difficult for fashion lovers, it’s the unpredictability. Whatever the weatherman says it’s going to do, you can guarantee the actual weather will be different – or at least, start off warm then descend into rain, wind or even hail by the end of the day! But we get our heatwaves here in Britain too, so how do you prepare for all weathers without lugging your whole wardrobe round?
Summer also means lots of fun outdoor activities, whether that’s long walks, parties in the park, music festivals or camping holidays. The solution to being prepared – just like a good Boy Scout – is having a coat or jacket that keeps you cool and warm when you need it to, as well as having lots of pockets to keep your summer essentials in.
A classic parka or windcheater is the perfect way to keep yourself looking cool this summer, as well as giving you plenty of protection from any errant weather patterns that might erupt. The Goodsouls Mens Linen Coated Jacket has a waterproof coating, as well as a host of pockets to keep all your essentials in – plus it’s smart enough to wear around town too! For a more casual style, the Diesel Mens Parka Jacket would be a great choice. This classic black parka has a detachable hood and simple, streamlined fastenings for a sophisticated yet practical look.
If you’re likely to be spending a lot of time outdoors this summer, then a jacket that is suitable for both town and country is essential. Robust parka-style jackets in traditional tan colour never go out of fashion, and look equally as home whether out on the tiles or partying in a field.
One of our favourites is the Duck and Cover Mens Brock Jacket, with its great contrasting button details and supersized pockets. Or how about the slightly lighter-weight Selected Mens Derby Jacket? With traditional toggle fastenings and protective hood, this is a practical jacket that still oozes style.
For those chaps who like a less formal, more contemporary look, then a casual windcheater style jacket is perfect. Avoid looking too ‘skater’ by opting for a jacket in subdued or classic tones of beige, brown and navy that will also go with pretty much anything in your wardrobe. The UCLA Whittaker Mens Windcheater Jacket in twilight blue is a flattering colour fashioned in an iconic windcheater-style with a central pocket and drawstring hood and waist. A more modern alternative is the Bench Mens Jacket in chocolate brown and beige, with contrast colour zip and logo – wear with chinos or light washed jeans and a graphic tee for a cool, practical summer look.
We’ve got plenty more great menswear to choose from here on Littlewoods, including jackets, jeans, and some funky new summer tshirts and shirts. Why not check them out in time for your summer holiday?