Did you say the J word?
Light jackets are far from out of the equation for the coming months. What's the use in going out on the town if you don't feel comfortable in your own skin - let alone your clothes? That's the purpose of light jackets and shirts that can serve as jackets (aka shackets).
For the sake of this post (and my clothing budget) we'll focus on man's favorite lightweight jacket - the bomber. The masses are blowing tens of dollars on t-shirts and shorts that'll either be over-distressed or thrown away due to being worn wayyyy too much. You, my stylish friend, are in the rare majority that knows the power of layering that can still be used in the cooler months.
When would I wear a bomber?
Once the sun sets, a lightweight jacket or some form of long sleeve top is always mixed into the equation. What's the difference between a 70 degree lunch break and a 70 degree 8pm dinner? Obviously, the sun is gone. This leaves a larger margin for great things to happen sartorially by adding a light layer to your look.
The bomber jacket is a military-inspired piece that was originally created for military pilots. The synthetic fabric makes it not-too-breathable, but the lightness of the fabric makes it a great choice.
Where to start
Disclaimer: This is my first bomber jacket which is why I opted for a neutral green. The three reasons why:
Green is trending this summer in menswear, but the tone of this jacket will transition well into September, October...well, it'll be in rotation all year long.
2) Start neutral
Any time you're investing in t-shirts, button downs, jeans, or shoes - start neutral. They'll go with everything in your wardrobe and its a philosophy for shopping without having to ask the famous question "But what will I wear this with?"
3) I mean...
It was the coolest color in the store.
Loafers: Cole Haan
This is not a post in affiliation with Zara. This bomber jacket was a purchase I made on my own as Zara is a brand I believe in.