14 Jackets You Need to Transition Into Spring
Through rain or shine, spring is easily one of the most confusing seasons. With the weather transitioning from the cold of winter into the warmth of summer, anything can happen—it can be freezing one day and a few days later it seems like summer. Add springtime traveling into the mix, and you never know what type of weather you are going to get. The best way to handle indecisive Mother Nature is to always carry a lightweight and transitional jacket.
When thinking about great spring outerwear, the first style that most people think of is the iconic trench coat. This military inspired staple has become a traditional favorite all over the world because of its durability and flexibility within the wardrobe. But a different kind of jacket is making its way to become the must-have item have this season—the anorak parka. This sportier style of outerwear was seen all over the spring runways, and many brands have created their own version. While each style varies in in its own way, some of the features that these jackets have are drawstrings for syncing, lightweight breathable fabrics (great for a hike or other outdoor activities), and the ability to move freely and get active during this time, when the weather can't seem to make up its mind.
Of course, one of the best features that a spring jacket could have is waterproof or water repellant properties. Whether you get caught in a surprise thunderstorm, or are sailing and want to shield yourself from the ocean spray, a jacket with GORE-TEX®, which makes waterproof and breathable fabrics, will have you covered.
Adidas by Stella McCartney
The brightly colored floral print on this lightweight jacket gives this sporty style a feminine touch.
A light colored nylon jacket like this one by DKNY Pure will get you out of the winter blues.
This waterproof duster is great transitional piece that can take you from season to season.
This sleek and simple jacket is specially engineered to keep wind and rain out with its GORE-TEX® technology.
Rag & Bone
Great on its own during the transitional months or layered with a thick sweater during the winter, this Rag & Bone parka is a classic for springtime as much as it is all year long.
The cinched waist on this fashionable Protagonist anorak accentuates the middle, giving the wearer a more flattering figure.
The North Face
Great for a hike or an outdoor activity, this North Face jacket will endure the elements because its shell is crafted with GORE-TEX®.
The dynamic botanical print on this Hunter jacket gives it a fun pop, and the light, crease-resistant fabric makes packing the jacket easier than ever.
The relaxed fit, lightweight design of this semi-sheer mesh anorak gives off a sporty yet cool vibe.
3.1 Philip Lim
The ultra-chic design of this parka hybrid by 3.1 Phillip Lim is unexpected, with an eyelet outer and removable blazer inner.
A lightweight pinstripe rain shell like this one by Lucas Hugh will put some spring in your step during this changeover season.
Woolrich designed this lightweight coat with travelers in mind. Its fabric is engineered to be wrinkle-free, meaning it is ready to wear even after being crammed into your luggage.
The subtle contrasting shades of navy and blue on this lightweight GORE-TEX® jacket may give a fun twist, but it is also built to endure some serious conditions.
The hood on this GORE-TEX® designed jacket by Hagl Ornas is removable and adjustable, making this jacket versatile and stylish.