The clocks go forward this Sunday which means it’s basically summer.

And with the summer comes the packing away of winter overcoats, finally. This year it’s come about 15 years too late but hopefully sometime soon we can stash away the wool for the winter and embrace the lighter options.

Here’s 3 alternatives to your overcoat…

THE DENIM – Sandro denim jacket – Shop now

Having personally ditching the idea of a denim jacket at the age of 10 and vowing never to return, I’m as surprised as you are (probably not at all) that a denim jacket is included. The difference with this seasons offerings is the slimline cut. This one from Sandro is shorter in length and slimmer around the waist, making it feel less bulky and more spring appropriate. Wear just as the model does with navy chinos, fresh white sneakers and a blush sweater.

SUEDE – Ted Baker suede harrington jacket – Shop now

A harrington jacket is the ideal alternate to last seasons ‘I need to wear a bomber 24/7’ trend, and whilst we still love a good bomber jacket (I mean, we sort of have to, we have 35 of them now), this update in navy suede from Ted Baker will work perfectly now, layered with a shirt and jumper and with a light t-shirt in summer.

FIELD JACKET – Superdry military field jacket – Shop now

We first spotted field jackets becoming big at Fashion Week 17 and from then on we’ve seen ever incarnation of the trend. For SS18 take it back to a casual but classic version in green. Wear it with jeans and t-shirt and then throw it over a textured suit for instant street style points.