Lightweight spring jackets are versatile pieces that can get you from winter to summer, or summer to fall if you choose carefully. When springtime comes around it might seem like a drag to keep wearing coats because all you want is the warmth of summer, but that’s before you found your love of lightweight spring jackets. Layering always gives more depth to your outfit and allows more space for experimenting, which is what fashion is all about. Therefore, picking a great spring jacket to play with this season will elevate your style while also keeping you from catching a chill.
1. Workwear Chic
Inherited from menswear and classic French workwear cuts, this sleek and simple jacket will mesh with a variety of styles with ease. Black and beige make a classic, neutral color combination for any season, but when flashing an eye-catching sandal or shoe that shows off some skin, it’s clear that this will make an excellent springtime debut look. A perfect choice for casual looks, this springtime jacket has all those trench coat feels without the upscale vibes. Pair with mom jeans or sleek trousers: the style direction is all up to you.
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2. Plaid Trucker
A great choice of lightweight spring jackets for those who also want to wear this piece in the fall, a plaid trucker jacket is the perfect balance between warm and seasonal. Although the weight of the material you choose can easily make this jacket perfect for the fall and winter, thinner knits will give you just the right amount of breathability for the crisp spring air. Bright colors as shown in the photo below make for a more seasonally versatile piece, while a gentle pastel will fair well with the lightness of the spring.
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3. Classic Bomber
You can’t go wrong with a classic black bomber jacket. Bombers make for good lightweight spring jackets, but summer and fall embrace this piece just as much. Bombers generally make good windbreakers, so they’re perfect for brisk walks or blustery bike rides by the river. Wear with some cute printed pants and tennis shoes, and enjoy sitting at your first outdoor table in a while! Sporty and chic, you’re sure to feel comfortable and stylish in a bomber.
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4. Timeless Trench
Ah, the perfect tan trench coat. You can’t beat this timeless piece when it comes to lightweight spring jackets. Whether you style it like Audrey Hepburn, Alexa Chung, or Inspector Clouseau, you’re sure to look sharp when you step out during those spring showers. Trench coats come in an array of styles in varying lengths, so you’re sure to find one that suits you and your personal style with ease.
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5. Bright Metallic
Holidays are not the only time you get to wear something fun and bright! If you’re a person who loves a bit of shimmer and shine, choose metallic, lightweight spring jackets to upgrade your wardrobe. A fun accent piece such as a metallic jacket will surely become your favorite piece rather quickly, and you might not stop wearing it until November. Wherever you go, you’ll definitely stand out in a metallic jacket!
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6. Grungy Black Denim
A perfect pick for doing errands on a Saturday morning or taking an early morning walk, an oversized, grungy, black denim jacket will be that piece you grab on the way out the door. These days, black denim will literally go with anything, so don’t be shy about your experimentation. Of all the lightweight spring jackets you could choose, this piece is totally the most versatile of choices. Your favorite hoodie is a great compliment to the grungy vibe of this jacket!
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7. Sunny Leather
Leather doesn’t have to stay strictly a fall and winter fabric. In a beautiful, vibrant, sunny yellow color, leather makes a perfect staple jacket for the spring days and summer nights that you need some added warmth. A thick material, leather will make for an awesome windbreaker, so make sure to grab one before your long walks on the beach at twilight or chilly springtime rides. Easy to transition from summer to fall as well, yellow mimics both the springtime blooms and fall leaves!
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8. Intriguing Denim
Sure, a normal denim jacket will work, but isn’t it so much cooler and more fashionable in a different cut? Choose a thick, tunic-style denim shirt to use instead of things normally labeled as lightweight spring jackets, or go with a zip-up denim piece for extra jacket vibes. This head-to-toe denim ensemble feels quite springy in a light wash, especially when paired with white slide heels. A perfect compliment to this look is a bright red, springy lip!
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9. A Staple Oversize Blazer
Blazers are perfect lightweight spring jackets. With just enough warmth, but not very much coverage, an oversize blazer will look stylish with your jeans, dresses, and skirts. Choose a classic gray plaid to get you through every month of the year, or pick something undeniably springier like lilac or spring green. Whatever you pick, it’s what you choose to wear underneath that will define the seasonality of your whole look. Get styling!
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10. Flashy Trench
Springtime is the perfect time for wearing flashy, lightweight spring jackets. After a long, cold, hard winter, you’ll want to break out of the house in the most fun piece you can find. Bright yellow is a great choice, but there are a variety of flashy coats out there that can satisfy all of your blooming needs. The best part about this yellow, pleather trench coat is that you can throw on a little tank top and jeans underneath without getting too cold. This, and you can wear strappy little heels.
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Which of these fabulous, lightweight spring jackets is your favorite? Let us know how you’ll be styling them in the comments below!
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