6 Casual Cotton Jackets: Summer Nights to Autumn Days

Sheri Reed

cotton slicker hoodedDepending where you live, the word "jacket" might throw you into a state of horror right now. However, it never hurts to be ahead of the fall fashion game, does it?

Lightweight cotton jackets -- also called parkas, field jackets, slickers, military jackets, and half trench coats -- are hitting the stores by the dozens and in tons of cute styles -- yes, already this summer.

Toss one in the car for the beach after sundown or for breezy evenings at the state fair. And just think, you'll be all set come that first fall day, too.

Check out our casual cotton coat picks after the jump!

Coat shown above:

Hooded Cotton Slicker ($128) at J.Crew

ruffle collar jacket

Kimchi Blue Ruffle Collar Jacket -- also in grey and navy ($68) at Urban Outfitters

field jacket Gap

Solid Ripstop Field Jacket -- also in bronzed twig ($98) from J.Crew

rose jacket

Cotton Faille Jacket With Ruffle -- also in black ($98) at Ann Taylor LOFT

belted trench white coat

Coffee Shop Twill Cotton Trench Button Down Belted Coat -- also in black and red ($12.24) at Target

white parka

Edun Cotton-Canvas Short-Sleeved Parka ($500) at NET-A-PORTER.com

Have you invested in a coat for fall yet?

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