Scorching temps combined with frigid air conditioning often means you need a topper to go along with all those summer dresses and sleeveless tops you’re running around in this time of year. When your cardi gets tired, there’s always the fabulous and underused option of a blazer or jacket in a light summer hue to keep you comfortable. Far from the 80s looks the term “pastel blazer” may conjure, these jackets are less Golden Girls and more fashion girl.
RD Style Pastel Leather Moto Jacket
A leather or faux-leather jacket may be your go-to in the winter, but does the style feel a bit clunky and out of season in the summer? Enter the RD Style Pastel Leather Moto Jacket ($98) in shell pink to combine tough-girl style with a sweet and summery shade.
Vince Camuto Two Button Foil Blazer
We love the styling of this look. Everyone and her sister has a pair of colored jeans this summer. Slip on yours with a crisp white shirt and this Vince Camuto Two Button Foil Blazer (on sale for 59.99) for unstoppable office style.
Theory Delaine Silk Blazer
Silk can be a fabulous summer fabric, and this Theory Delaine Silk Blazer ($425) proves the point. In a lovely lavender and a casual one-button stance to balance out the dressiness of the fabric and cut, this could be a very versatile piece in your wardrobe. It's great with white jeans or a light floral dress.
Anthropologie Ruffled Calin Blazer
Combine pastel pink with delicate ruffles for an ultra feminine look with this Anthropologie Ruffled Calin Blazer ($118). The shrunken fit keeps the look from feeling frumpy.
ASOS Premium Blazer in Floral Print
We've been sticking with solids but this ASOS Premium Blazer in Floral Print ($110.31) is an irresistible statement piece for your wardrobe. It has the look of far more expensive Roberto Cavalli and Nina Ricci pieces for Spring/Summer 2013 at a fraction of the price.
Modcloth Pastel Destinations Jacket
The pastel moto is a bona fide trend this summer, and this mint green Modcloth Pastel Destinations Jacket ($79.99) typifies the style.
NastyGal Savannah Striped Blazer
Seersucker says summer, and this NastyGal Savanna Striped Blazer (on sale for $34) takes the staple from country club to city chic. Pair this with an all-white look.