The Stylish Lightweight Jackets for Unpredictable Spring Weather

These are the best spring jackets to wear right now.

The Stylish Lightweight Jackets for Unpredictable Spring Weather
A lightweight jacket is a key part of any spring wardrobe. Annie Sheehan for Observer

There’s a lot to love about spring, but surely one of the best parts of the new season is the warmer weather. Yes, spring can be rather fickle when it comes to rising and falling temperatures, but we’ve finally made it past the dreadfully cold winter days, which means you can officially pack up your parkas and down coats until next year, and bring back your long-lost spring wardrobe. That doesn’t mean you can go sans layers, though, as a stylish lightweight jacket is an absolutely essential part of spring dressing.

After all, printemps weather is notoriously unpredictable, and while it might look like it’s all sunshine when you walk outside in just a t-shirt or dress, don’t forget that you’re only a big cloud away from shivering on the sidewalk. Luckily, there are plenty of chic spring jackets that are ideal for this fickle transitional weather.

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Not only are these adorable lightweight jackets the perfect layering pieces, but they also add a whole other level to your ensemble. There’s a chic spring jacket for every occasion and style preference, whether it’s classic denim, a cool girl bomber, a trendy shacket or comfy utility topper. Below, shop all our favorite spring jackets for the season.

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  • Who What Wear Collection.

    Who What Wear Collection Noah Cropped Boxy Jacket

    Add a pop of color to your ensemble with this fashionable cropped utility jacket.

    $150, Shop Now
  • Halfboy.

    Halfboy Fringed Suede Jacket

    Fringed jackets are everywhere right now, and we’re loving this sophisticated suede version.

    $1,520, Shop Now
  • Garnet Hill.

    Garnet Hill Linen Trench Coat

    This pretty green linen coat is a perfect combination of a blazer and a trench.

    $199, Shop Now
  • Ba&sh.

    Ba&sh Mania Jacket

    This blush-hued shacket is so versatile.

    $295, Shop Now
  • Outerknown.

    Outerknown Women's Blanket Shirt Jacket

    For a more heavy-duty piece of casual outerwear, consider this on-trend plaid shacket.

    $248, Shop Now
  • Ami Paris.

    Ami Paris Buttoned Short Jacket

    This chic, cropped wool jacket is giving us serious French girl vibes, in the best possible way.

    $840, Shop Now
  • DL1961.

    DL1961 Vika Jacket in Droplet

    This classic jean jacket is a staple piece that you’ll turn to year after year.

    $199, Shop Now
  • Kes.

    Kes Collegian Jacket

    Varsity jackets are having a whole moment right now, but make sure to keep the look elevated with a more classic take on the silhouette, like this chic black version.

    $435, Shop Now
  • Blank.

    Blank NYC Run Free Long Shacket

    If you want a longer jacket, look no further than this cozy shacket.

    $148, Shop Now
  • Cuyana.

    Cuyana Classic Trench

    A sophisticated trench coat never goes out of style.

    $298, Shop Now
  • Barbour.

    Barbour Barmouth Quilted Jacket

    Barbour’s iconic quilted jackets are timeless preppy staples.

    $250, Shop Now
  • Saint Laurent.

    Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket

    You can’t go wrong with an edgy Saint Laurent leather jacket—yes, it’s a splurge, but you’ll wear this moto style forever.

    $4,990, Shop Now
  • Loeffler Randall.

    Loeffler Randall Emmett Light Denim Barn Jacket

    The feminine bows on this adorable baby blue quilted jacket are just *chef’s kiss.*

    $395, Shop Now
  • Totême.

    Totême Quilted Recycled Shell Jacket

    This olive green jacket is quilted and padded, for extra warmth on those rather brisk spring days.

    $580, Shop Now
  • Retrofete.

    Retrofete Leather Lo Jacket

    The unexpected puffed sleeves and elegant taupe shade are a fun twist on the leather jacket.

    $895, Shop Now
  • Loft.

    Loft Tweed Double Breasted Blazer

    A dependable blazer is a total savior during transitional weather, and this structured tweed style instantly pulls together any outfit.

    $140, Shop Now
The Stylish Lightweight Jackets for Unpredictable Spring Weather