Ah, springtime. ‘Tis the season for April showers, May flowers, and transitional temperatures that can stump even the wisest fashion guru when it comes to dressing for the weather. Stylish, easy layers make all the difference, and spring is the perfect time for a good jacket to shine. But, the best jackets for spring are more than just an extra layer. Rather than cover up your style, both men and women should choose jackets that are a fun and practical addition to an outfit.
A hooded jacket is good to have during those spring rains. Depending on its cut and fit, the style of hooded jackets can range from sharp and tailored to quite casual. If you prefer the casual look, just remember -- a hooded jacket doesn’t have to look like you’re on your way to the gym. Be sure to choose a hooded jacket that fits your body well, or your look will quickly slide from laid back to sloppy. Find one with just enough weight to keep you warm, but light enough to flatter the body. This women’s lightweight hooded jacket comes in a fresh, light blue with brass details for interest.
A traditional bomber jacket is most recognized for its sleek body and zippered front, along with its ribbed collar, cuffs, and waistband. You’ll typically find bomber jackets in a shinier finish like satin nylon, but other materials and finishes are certainly available. Choose a lightweight version in a color and finish that reflects your personal style. Ladies (and guys!), don’t be afraid of a fun floral or gingham pattern to brighten the look even more.
A trucker jacket in a soft denim will easily become your favorite extra layer on chilly spring or fall mornings. Classic trucker jackets will have a button front closure, two chest pockets, and two front/side slit pockets. Whether you stick with tried and true blue or a flashier color or pattern, be sure to choose a soft, lightweight denim for comfort and wearability.
A leather jacket is a timeless classic. The details can vary widely, but our favorite leather jackets keep it simple: nice hardware, a slim profile, and just enough pockets. Find one made with a quilted interior and soft leather like this men’s leather jacket, and you’ll stay extra cozy while still adding a fun edge to your look.
The best jackets for spring are not only practical, but they’re also an opportunity to show your style and personality—not just cover it up. Have fun with it, and rest assured that a few well-chosen jackets will be worth the investment for many seasons to come.