“How on earth do you wear a jacket in this heat?!” I raised quite a few eyebrows with my last outfit post, but lets face it… we need jackets even in a UAE summer! With the air-conditioning blaring indoors, I’ve always carried a spare pashmina in my bag.
And look around you… the fashion shelves are heaving with absolutely gorgeous jackets screaming to be worn! The trick is choosing the right kind of material. Ofcourse we’re barring the merinos and padded wool! Take for example this gorgeous peasant-style jacket I’m wearing, one of my latest finds from Zara:
This jacket caught my eye for its bright, chirpy pink color. It’s bright, yet so wearably so. And then I spotted the sleeves, and had to bring it home with me! The billowing sleeves with the elastic edging gives the jacket such a romantically bohemian appeal, and look at all that intricate embroidery!
The fabric is a thick, breathable cotton that is ideal for the summer months. This ‘jacket’ can easily be a top, had it not been for the front opening.
The jacket has tie-ups for buttons, and this adds to its boho charm. I’m wearing it over a basic black vest and fitted denims, but it can easily work with a mono-toned dress, or over summer shorts.
This statement jacket is more versatile than it looks, and the billowing sleeves actually add more protection from the sun without being intrusively hot. I know I’m going to get a good deal of wear out of this one, and will be looking for more similar jackets for the upcoming months.
Photo Credits: Rafael Roxas from www.dubaifoodie.com