Knit and leather are not just for colder climes.
I've been drooling over a leather gilet ever since I saw it on the men's section at H&M. The problem: it was $199! Thankfully, I saw this recently in the women's from H&M's Divided line retailing for a more reasonable $69. Went one size bigger to simulate the fit of the men's version.
Wear this with short skirts, midi pleated skirts, with chiffon dresses or as a stand-in for a blazer.
A gray knit has been on my wishlist for the longest time. I found a nice version at Zara TRF. The catch: it was still too thick. Found this thinner, more weather-appropriate version at H&M for a cheaper price too. Pair with printed skirts, over a dress, with pencil skirts. On colder days, you can tap your inner preppy by using as a layering piece with a button-down shirt.
You can even appropriate an old trench coat just like this DIY idea from one of my favorite blogs My Daily Style:
With all this wet weather we've been having lately, you can wear a sleeveless trench like a raincoat.