Perfect for slipping on over a floaty dress or short-sleeved shirt, a lightweight denim jacket has always been a summer staple.
But if you want to add a splash of color to your wardrobe this season, ditch the classic denim style and try something in a brighter hue.
From buttery soft stripes and neon pink to slouchy tie-dye and bold leopard-print, there are plenty of options to brighten up your summer style.
To help you find the most fun, fashionable jackets – that also won’t break the bank –¬† we spoke to stylist Travis Alexander Walls who shared his top picks for under $100.¬†¬†
Travis says: ‘This is such a great piece. I really can’t get enough of it. The pink cropped trucker jacket is not only one of the most flattering cuts I’ve ever fitted, its also so versatile. I’ve gotten this one for a lot of my clients and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t own one myself. Surprisingly, it’s also very flattering on men.’¬†
Travis says: ‘This is a perfect spring/summer jacket. The oversized crop fit is flattering for all body types and the pastel stripped pattern in soft peach makes it a perfect addition for summer outings. Pair it with white linen dress for a perfect summer evening ensemble.’¬†
Travis says: ‘Animal prints are in and this jacket does the trend justice. You can pair it with a sexy little black dress for night out on the town, or with light wash shorts for a more subdued day look. Bonus points – it comes with a matching skirt.’¬†
Travis says: ‘A great contender for the summer go-to jacket. It has a classic shape with modern fit that comes in two great colors. Try pairing it with beach attire for when the sun sets and summer night’s festivities begin.’¬†
Travis says: ‘Welcome to the jungle in this fierce leopard-print jacket. Another on-trend and fun way to spice up any look. Pair this with black leather shorts for a chic edgy look or with the matching skirt to really make a statement.’
Travis says: ‘This is another one I’ve pulled for a number of clients. The checkerboard pattern is a fun way to play with patterns while still keeping the look refined. This one can go from street to chic with ease and is unbelievably soft as well. A new favorite with flare.’¬†
Travis says: ‘White denim is a staple of summer, as is a Levi’s denim jacket. It features the relaxed fit of your boyfriend’s jacket but with a more flattering tailoring. It’s perfect for any summer occasion and can be paired with anything.’¬†¬†
Travis says: ‘Denim meets bomber jacket in this urban chic number. It’s great for an all black urban look worth of a few insta snaps. Pair this one with black jeans or try combining it with a sports wear-inspired look for extra street credit.’¬†
Travis says: ‘The color of this one just screams summer camp and s’mores by the fire. It’s fun and edgy with a raw hem crop that will get better with wear. Pair it fun tie-dye colors or go for an all pink look to really set the mood.’¬†
Travis says: ‘I love the playful nature of this cropped jacket. The slouchy cut of the sleeves and torso make it ideal for draping off the shoulders, and the tie-dye print makes it fun. Pair it with jeans or a fun colorful dress and sandals for a Sunday stroll through the farmer’s market.’¬†¬†
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