5 Lightweight Jackets That Are Perfect For A Rainy Summer

Stay sharp with these affordable solutions to another classic British summertime

What you need in this August lull of grey skies, showers and occasional bursts of sunshine is what they call a transitional jacket.

Lightweight, breathable and dry on the inside, they also happen to be bang on trend. So check the forecast and stay stylish out there.

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Relive your days of ruling the playground in this retro Nike shell jacket, with ribbed cuffs for staying dry and a mesh lining so you don't overheat.

£70, Mr Porter

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Norse Projects

This dyed shell jacket is perfect for wearing between seasons and its deep green hue will sharpen up monochrome outfits.

£340, Mr Porter

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A waterproof cotton jacket with elasticated cuffs and a drawstring waist to battle wind and rain. Plus we never say no to a bit of millennial pink.

£155, Mr Porter

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Samsoe & Samsoe

For a more neutral waterproof, try this stylish pick from Danish designer Samsoe & Samsoe. The drawstring hood will see you through even the wettest of 'summers'.

£99.95, John Lewis

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This zip-up jacket from British masters Burberry is made from a weatherproof shape-memory nylon that's lightweight and fitted. A little extra to part with, but you're guaranteed to look the business no matter what.

£395, Matches