When the weather is still changeable, it’s always smart to bring a lightweight coat for any sudden shower or nip in the air
To paraphrase a pivotal speech in Miss Congeniality, when the weather is not too hot and not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. This sums up the transitional period between spring and summer in Ireland perfectly.
However, it’s not always easy to find the ideal one that will suit your needs and your budget. With that in mind, here are some great options if you’re on the hunt:
Penneys: Denim jacket – €19
Every summer wardrobe is better with a denim jacket. This one from Penneys is easy on the purse and is the perfect colour to wear over summer dresses and t-shirts if it gets chilly.
M&S: Showerproof hooded packaway raincoat – €42
If you’re worried about getting caught in the rain but don’t want to wear a coat, having one that packs away is brilliant; and especially handy for hikes or long bike rides.
Oasis: Lightweight parka – €53.50
We love the freshness of this lightweight parka from Oasis – it’s practical but its pastel peach shade also makes it stylish.
H&M: Tie-belt bouclé shacket – €69.99
Bouclé is having a moment this year. If you want to be on trend, this long-line jacket from H&M is notching up serious style points with large pockets, full collar and the option of a belt to cinch in your waist.
Carraig Donn: Long beachcomber jacket in navy dot – €94.99
We adore the nautical stripes on the lining of this pretty jacket from Carraig Donn. If the weather is mild, this one will see you through the start of autumn as well!
Arnotts: Part Two Safiapw Short Sleeve Quilted Jacket – €159.95
When it’s warm, you won’t always want a long sleeve in your cover-up which is why this light, quilted but roomy piece from Arnotts makes the list.
Divine boutique: Stefania trench – €215
There is something so chic about a good trench coat and this lightweight one is a stunner. Perfect for throwing over your shoulders at an outdoor wedding.
Magee 1866: Molly Irish linen jacket in raspberry stripe – €375
A statement blazer will always work hard for you – especially if you wear it as an outer layer for your spring/summer outfits. This raspberry striped number from the Donegal-based brand is an investment piece that you’ll have forever.