Sun’s out, fun’s out. Spring is here and we have left behind a meek winter to bask in some Vitamin D and warm breezes. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This isn’t exactly tank top and shorts weather. We still feel a nip of cold here and there, which means although it’s time we retire our winter coats, whom barely made an appearance this year, we still need something kept drawn over our shoulders for the cooler spring days ahead. We’re sure you’ve got a few tucked away in your closets or sprawled out on your furniture (guilty), but expected black leather and light wash denim jackets are being shamed by all of the way cool styles that have sprung up this season.
So what did we do? We sifted through the piles and heaps of options to select and curate a list of our favorites that will take you everywhere. From date night to the gym, we’ve got your ultimate guide to light weight jackets that you can sport from spring to summer and beyond.
We love when cool classics are reimagined and Rag & Bone has done just that with their Range Bomber in a silver moon shade that will turn heads and can take you from day with denim to night with a black slip dress. This is the quintessential versatile statement piece.
Denim jackets are a spring staple, but sometimes seeing the same cropped, fitted jacket in a light or dark wash gets, well, dull. But as devout denim wearers we can’t just simply write off our favorite fabric. That’s why we love this Helmut Lang trench made from Japanese denim. It’s the perfect marriage between two classics but with a total edge. With high side slits and a medium worn-in wash, this unique piece will turn heads and induce envy.
Masculinity meets femme to create this beautiful and soft luxe linen jacket from beloved Canadian store, Artizia. Inspired by men’s military silhouettes, this great layering piece still maintains feminine appeal in a blush hue and waist belt to cinch and define our womanly figures.
We may assign suede as a material fit for fall, but let us attest that it’s no stranger to spring. When cut into a super lightweight jacket, it will protect you from cool nights while keeping you luxe and stylish. We love this romantic and whimsical drop waist jacket from Free People in a beautiful crimson color, open front and tie closure, and wispy flare cuffs.
April showers bring May flowers, which is why you’ll need something to wick away those pesky raindrops that we’re sure to see this spring. Ditch boring, bland raincoats though and shoot for something with design deets that are sure to standout. We dig this water-resistant Hunter vinyl smock that is semi-transparent and oh so cool with black leather leggings or everyday denim.
We’re sure sure you’ve already got your brown and black leather jackets that are your go-to once it’s too warm for the wool coats but too cold for bare arms. But sometimes something that strays from the usual suspects is the next best neutral. Try this Acne Studios “Mock” moto in pale lavender. It’s got all the edgy details of a regular moto jacket but with soft spring vibes in a muted color.
As the warmer weather makes way we’re more conscious of getting bikini body ready, which means upping the kickboxing and pilates classes. But don’t forfeit the cute factor while you sweat. Stay stylish in this poly blend floral bomber from Adidas by Stella McCartney while you venture to and from your regular workouts.
feature photo via Vogue