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Nicole Parise wearing a dusty pink duster jacket from Topshop, and vintage Levi jeans

The Summer Jacket You Need

The Summer Jacket You Need

Nicole Parise wearing a dusty pink duster jacket from Topshop, and vintage Levi jeans

Welcome to summer! We were granted a few beautiful days of sun and heat before the gloom returned to Holland, with lower temperatures in tow. The weather does not seem to be cheering up anytime soon, making this post oh-so-relevant to those of us who are only given a few nice summer days each year. I have found that light jackets are the key to handling the cooler days, and they allow you to wear your warm weather favorites with a bit of a safety net. As I have mentioned before, denim and t-shirts are my true go-to, but sometimes that combo tends to become uninspiring. Simply throwing on something trendy overtop takes your outfit from unremarkable to chic in a snap!

Nicole Parise wearing a pink duster jacket, a Zara crop top, and vintage Levi's
Nicole Parise wearing a pink duster jacket from Topshop and & other stories mules, in Amsterdam
Nicole Parise wearing a pink duster jacket from Topshop, in Amsterdam

In my books, the 80’s trend is still hot, and this long duster jacket from Topshop is the best layering item I have purchased this year. I am obsessed with the dusty pink shade, and the material is perfectly light for these irregular summer temperatures. The buttons and lapels elude to a much heavier coat, but these details only elevate the look while keeping you comfortable. I especially love the rounded 3/4 length sleeves; this cut has become a personal favorite and I know I will grab a few more tops with this style before the trend loses steam.

I hope your summer has started off spectacularly!

xx nicole

Shop This Look

Jacket : Topshop

Jeans : Levis

Shoes : & Other Stories

Top : Zara (Similar)

Lipstick : Bite Beauty

Nicole Parise wearing a duster jacket from Topshop, & other stories mules, and vintage Levi's in Amsterdam


  • June 26, 2017

    Such a cool pink jacket!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Ray
    June 26, 2017

    That’s a really pretty jacket. I can imagine styling it in different ways. Great post.


  • June 26, 2017

    Great jacket! Its duster-length gives it visual appeal.

  • June 26, 2017

    This jacket is very fashionable and I love the color!

  • June 26, 2017

    You are right, for sure. I do need this summer jacket!!

  • June 26, 2017

    I wish I was living in Holland right now, I live in South Texas and a jacket no matter how cute is just not all that feasible. This was such a great post, thanks for share.

  • June 27, 2017
  • June 28, 2017

    Your jacket is pretty! I hope for one cool night when I can wear a jacket!

  • June 30, 2017

    What a great jacket! Wish it was a bit shorter since I am petite but super cute on you!!
    Joy at The Joyous Living

  • August 9, 2017

    I completely agree. Wearing a light jacket during warmer months is a nice way to stay warm and look great!

  • August 15, 2017

    Your pink trench coat is so adorable. I always have a light jacket or a huge scarf with me.
    Have a fantastic week.

    Love, Esther

  • August 16, 2017

    love this jacket, it’s so chic!

  • August 18, 2017

    Nice LOok..

  • September 3, 2017

    Love this look, love your blog dear! x