05/15/2014 09:16 EDT | Updated 05/19/2014 08:59 EDT

Summer Jackets: 25 Looks That Will Heat Up Your Wardrobe

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You would think that dresses are the ultimate summer fashion staple. Not so.

Summer jackets, in fact, are just as essential to a woman's wardrobe during the hot months as any flirty mini-dress, maxi or clubwear.

Don't believe us? Think about the cool nights when you wished you were wearing a jacket to cover your bare shoulders or the times in your air-conditioned office when you wished you had a cute jacket to stop your shivering. (Plus, if you ever want to give your an outfit some edge, a jacket will do the trick.)

The good news is that summer jackets come in all shapes, sizes and fabrics. Think jean, leather, linen and crepe which can come in mini, bomber, long and blazer.

So, take some money out of your dress budget and send it the way of the jacket. You won't regret it.

Here are 25 jackets that are perfect for the summer:

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