9 Transitional Jackets to Take You From Summer to Autumn

Whatever the weather

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Words by Nicole Thomsen
August 27th, 2019

A new season is about to begin but before it does, we’ve got to manoeuvre that awkward period where it very much feels like autumn in the morning but by the time lunch rolls around, we’re back in the swing of summer.

With the weather in flux, getting dressed for the day can be tricky. How do you accommodate two seasons in one outfit? Enter the transitional jacket—lightweight outerwear that’s as easy to throw on as it is to carry around. The main stars this season are: utility jackets, classic trench coats and updated denim jackets, or for warmer days, a cotton blazer or shacket should do just the trick.


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But what exactly is a shacket, you ask? Is it a jacket? Is it a shirt? The truth is, no one really knows, but what we do know is that the shacket is essential this time of year, making easy work of casual layering. Or perhaps you prefer a more structured approach, in which case, a smartly cut blazer or convertible trench coat by Tibi is a more suited choice (it transforms into both a cropped jacket and a dress). Whatever your style, discover the one for you in our roundup of the best transitional jackets to help you navigate the change in seasons below.

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