19 Lightweight Spring Jackets to Pack for Your Next Trip
Spring is in the air, and with longer and warmer days finally ahead of us, now may be a good time to dry clean your bulky winter coats and hang them in your closet for the foreseeable future.
The season of lightweight outerwear has sprouted (pardon the pun) and has brought with it some seriously chic options that will carry you through the next few months of sun and, let’s face it, the occasional spring shower. And if you’re traveling this season, you need to be ready for any weather scenario nature throws at you.
If you ask us, there’s nothing more comfortable than a good old denim jacket — and it seems like designers agree. Opt for a classic trucker style with an oversized cut or a more fitted version with an artsy update in the form of floral embroidery.
Another springtime staple is the leather biker jacket. If you’re not a fan of wearing dark colors, though, go for a light beige shade or even white. And speaking of colors, pink is making a comeback this spring — but don’t worry, that doesn’t mean all of us are going to walk around looking like Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde." Instead of hot pink, designers are offering a variety of cool designs in pale and seashell pink that are surprisingly easy to pull off.
Check out our favorite springtime jackets that will have you looking your best rain or shine.
Maje 'Baltimore' Embroidered Denim Jacket
Maje wants you to show your joyful spring mood by wearing whimsical birds embroidered on your chest, and we agree with them.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $395
Gap Icon Denim Jacket
One way to stand out in a denim-loving society is to opt for a shade that not everyone would dare wear.
To buy: gap.com, $70
Gallery Hooded Knit Anorak
If you’re looking for something sportier and more casual, consider this cool anorak that features oversized front pockets and removable hood.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $130
Levi’s Oversize Cotton-canvas Trucker Jacket
Levi’s knows how to craft a classic piece of clothing. This trucker jacket has a boxy cut and a hidden front zipper.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $150
H&M Cotton Cargo Jacket
Pastel colors are always a good idea for spring. This jacket combines the edginess of the classic cargo silhouette and the elegance of the soft blue shade.
To buy: hm.com, $60
Blank NYC Camel Suede Moto Jacket in Coffee Bean
Everyone should own a classic biker jacket. Wear this one with a maxi dress for a cool boho look.
To buy: zappos.com, $160
J.Crew The Downtown Field Jacket
The metal snaps of this military-inspired waxed cotton jacket prove details can elevate a piece to a new stylish level.
To buy: jcrew.com, $148
Lauren Ralph Lauren Double-Breasted Trench Coat
If there’s a piece of clothing synonymous with spring, that’s the trench coat. Ralph Lauren has created his version of it in a water-resistant cotton blend that will keep you looking stylish and dry from unexpected spring showers.
To buy: macys.com, $100
Topshop Moto Oversized Denim Jacket
Headed for the vast Midwest this spring? Topshop’s oversized denim jacket will keep you comfortable, and your style on point.
To buy: topshop.com, $90
French Connection Ellesmere Drape Drawstring Utility Jacket
This relaxed utility jacket is the perfect travel piece — versatile, lightweight, and comfortable.
To buy: frenchconnection.com, $238
Field of Flowers Kimono
Kimono-inspired jackets are the perfect go-to Spring outwear piece for travelers. Aside from the beautiful prints, they are extremely comfortable due to their signature loose silhouette.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $98
KUT from the Kloth ‘Helena’ Jacket
Don’t let anybody tell you bleached-out denim looks outdated or too retro. It doesn’t and this jacket proves it.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $79
Tularosa x Revolve Vanessa Coat
Spring calls for bold colors. Jazz up any outfit with this bright trench coat with front flap pockets.
To buy: revolve.com, $100
Vince Camuto Floral Lace-appliquéd Cotton Anorak
Beautiful lace appliqué details along the shoulders of this casual jacket add an elegant vibe to it.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $220
Halogen Short Trench Coat
Classic trench coats are usually knee-length but Halogen has created a shorter version of this wardrobe staple that features tie sleeves.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $129
Dra 'Marlo' Trench Coat
This jacket is so much more than your average trench. It consists of three detachable layers, so you could wear it as a cropped jacket and as a vest, too.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $228
Madewell Surplus Jacket
Madewell’s version of the classic utility jacket comes in a bright yellow hue — perfect for spring.
To buy: madewell.com, $118
Badgley Mischka Trench Coat
This soft pink trench coat is just so elegant with its epaulets, faux leather trims, and relaxed, belted silhouette.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $130
Free People Flight Line Bomber Jacket
This bomber comes in a pretty mauve shade and features oversized front pockets and beautiful embroidered trim details on the sleeves and collar.
To buy: macys.com, $148