12 Not-So-Basic Spring Jackets You Need Now
It’s impossible to get through the season without a proper spring jacket. That ideal topper is not only crucial to combat in-between weather, but it can also elevate and add a fashion-forward touch to your ensemble. Sure, your traditional bomber jacket gets the job done, but the ladies who've mastered their look are all about going for it right now with eye-catching silhouettes. Keep scrolling to shop 12 not-so-basic spring jackets that will get you through the next few months and beyond.
H&M Lyocell Trench ($60): You’d be hard-pressed not to find a street-style star that hasn’t embraced the animal-print trend lately. If you haven’t jumped on the look yet, now is your chance with this snakeskin stunner.
Frye Carly Moto Jacket ($398): Say hello to the next-gen moto jacket. Featuring multi-colored stripes in a unique burlap fabric, this beauty will bring even the simplest outfit up a notch.
AllSaints Helei Check Blazer ($350): Blazers aren’t just reserved for that nine-to-five life anymore. A slouchy plaid silhouette with playful details (like the removable badges on the lapel) brings a cool yet polished edge to a T-shirt and skirt pairing.
Who What Wear Duo Front Pocket Button Snap Detail Utility Anorak Jacket ($55): Layer this utilitarian anorak with light-wash jeans and block heels for an A+ look that’s equal parts fashionable and functional.
Zara Denim Jacket ($40): If you're feeling a denim jacket, consider a style with an exaggerated fit. This dark-wash pick with the lapel collar and topstitching is particularly modern.
Babaton Lawson Trench Coat ($248): Sure, Living Coral may be the Pantone Color of the Year, but a blush hue continues to be a fashion-crowd favorite in the outerwear realm.
LOFT Leopard Print Raincoat ($70): Why would you ever opt for a basic raincoat when leopard options like this exist for under $70? Enough said.
ASOS DESIGN Curve Pac a Mac Jacket ($40): Ideal for any girl on the go, this vibrant topper can be folded and packed away to be worn as a fanny pack. (Yes, you just read that correctly). Wear it as such with a T-shirt while running around on the weekend, and simply transform it into a jacket when it gets chillier later in the day.
Ann Taylor Doubleweave Long Peplum Jacket ($169): Any boss lady will so appreciate the structure and sophistication of this elegant peplum jacket. Bonus? It’s made of wrinkle-resistant fabric, making it tailor-made for business travel.
Harvey Faircloth Cropped Shirt Jacket ($425): The military trend continues to reign and this updated canvas jacket featuring unexpected contrast trim is the coolest way to give the look a whirl.
Mango Pocket Tweed Jacket ($120): Tweed doesn’t feel the least bit stuffy when it comes in the form of an unstructured design with cool-girl accents like frayed trim and a colorful-checked pattern.
Sam Edelman Reversible Solid/Plaid Trench Coat ($170): While there’s nothing wrong with a classic trench, this reversible style with plaid trim and a coordinating belt is hard to pass up.
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Bobby Schuessler is a contributing fashion writer at Brit + Co and has contributed to Who What Wear, Refinery29, Lucky, Glamour, Out, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. When he's not writing about style and shopping, you can find him catching up on the latest Housewives franchise and sipping his go-to drink, a vodka martini with a splash of cranberry and a twist.