Rising temperatures, longer days, warmer nights: however, what kind of jacket should you wear when you're out late in the evening and the temperatures do drop a little? When the weather is lovely and warm in the summer, you want to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the fresh air, whether in the garden, out and about in the city or at the seaside.
To make the most of the summer months, you want to stay out as late as possible. However, once the temperatures drop in the evening, a soft summer breeze can quickly turn into an uncomfortably chilly draught. You therefore need to add a suitable summer jacket to your outfit. We show you the perfect jackets for chillier nights.
A blouson – the all-rounder amongst summer jackets
Traditionally speaking, a blouson is a jacket that is shaped like a light and airy blouse or a shirt thanks to elasticated cuffs and an elasticated waistband. Blousons first appeared in the early 20th century, and were originally inspired by flight jackets. The cuffs and waistband protect the inside against cold air coming in from the outside; at the same time, the cut ensures plenty of room to move.
Blousons are genuine all-rounders as they can be worn by men as well as women and with a sheer endless variety of outfits. In plain colours, they go with everything; in bright colours, they add that certain something. Made from thin fabrics, they are not too warm in the summer yet still protect you from a chilly draught. A blouson with small details such as reflective stripes or zips or in a trendy quilted look finish will upgrade your outfit even more.
The perfect cardigan
Knitted jackets are not too thick and not too thin, and are therefore perfect for chilly summer nights. They combine comfort with a stylish look. Quickly throw on a cardigan, and even a light, chilly breeze won't bother you. Plus,
cardigans offer a wide range of combination options, as they are available in many different cuts. Particularly trendy are designs that feature several materials. The excitement created by the contrasting materials makes a cardigan a real eye-catcher. The old college style is also being revived – you will increasingly see colourful stripes at the college collar as a fashionable highlight.
A jacket or a blazer as the focal point of your outfit
Often, you simply throw on any old jacket in the evening – after all, it's dark and no one can really see your outfit. But why not integrate your jacket into your summer outfit right from the start?
For women, a blazer is the ideal choice. It looks smart, and blazers are usually not too thick, so they can also be worn comfortably in warmer weather. A blazer worn with an otherwise quite casual outfit creates an exciting look. Combined with a skirt or short trousers and a top, it creates a fashionable outfit that has already been seen on the designer catwalks.
Reflective clothing is also a particularly exciting trend this year. Of course, it does not tend to come into its own during the day. In the evening, on the other hand, you will attract everyone's attention, because when the light falls on you, you will literally light up your surroundings.
AirSeries: The airy way to get through the summer
Our AirSeries range includes jackets, waistcoats and coats, all made from an ultra-light fabric. The pieces are also easy to care for and keep their shape. Pack them into your rucksack or bag, and they'll be completely uncreased and ready to wear when you take them out. They are therefore ideal for when you're on the go and the perfect companions for an evening away from home. So if you tend to be on the road a lot and want to be equipped for drops in temperature, an AirSeries jacket is the perfect companion for a summer evening.
Conclusion: The perfect summer jacket has many faces
There is no one jacket that is the perfect companion for chilly summer nights - in fact, you can take your pick from a huge choice. Depending on the kind of look you want to create, you can choose between a waistcoat, a plain jacket, a blazer or a striking eye-catching design. The different fabrics give you the option of choosing a jacket that matches your outfit whilst also creating a visually exciting mix of materials. Reflective details or summery colours prove your sense of style. So: which jacket will keep you warm this summer?