How to Pick the Perfect Women’s Spring Jacket

 With Spring in the air and the lighter nights upon us, it’s finally time to pack away the duffel coats and swap the heavy padded jackets for something lighter.

Finding the ideal jacket to take you from Winter to Spring can be challenging—you’ll need something transitional that is warm enough for those chilly mornings, but not so cosy that you’re too hot when the sun shines through.  And of course, it needs to look stylish and bang on trend!

We’re here to help you pick the perfect Spring jacket with a selection of styles that can be dressed up or dressed down—and keep you dry when the April showers rain down.

Look delightful in denim

For the ultimate in style and versatility, choose a hard-wearing denim jacket to see you through the Spring months.  A denim jacket will go with just about everything, from a pretty spring dress to jeans, trainers and a simple white t-shirt.

We love this wardrobe-staple with a classic cut from Lipsy. It’s available in either pale or mid-blue denim and has a subtle stretch to the fabric as also it contains elastane. If blue isn’t your colour, why not embrace the pastel trend this season and invest in this relaxed-fit dusky pink jacket by Joules, which features a cute embroidered bee on the cuff.

Team your denim jacket with this cerise floral-print dress, which will add a pop of colour to your Spring attire, giving you an instant fashion hit this Easter.

School run style

Now the kids are back at school, you’ll need a jacket that provides warmth for any chilly mornings on the school run. We like this classic parka-style coat, which has been given an edgy makeover with biker-style faux-leather quilting. It has a hood at the back and a drawstring tie at the waist to keep you warm and dry, whatever the weather on the school run throws at you!

Cotton Trader has a colourful choice of jackets to ensure that even the greyest of mornings need never be gloomy. It has a pretty floral lining and large pockets to keep your hands warm—or to store your keys and phone safely.

Come rain or shine…

Don’t let April showers dampen your style. Simply choose a jacket that keeps the rain out, yet still oozes effortless chic, like this ditsy-patterned raincoat from Joules which is perfect for those unpredictable downpours!

We also love this packable raincoat which ticks all the fashion boxes with a pretty polka dot print. It can be folded away neatly into a pouch and stored in a handbag—ready for the next unexpected shower.

A ‘Blazer’ glory

From March 29, we will be able to meet up with another household outdoors—and if you have been living in a lockdown uniform of joggers and hoodies, it’s time to update your wardrobe to meet up with friends and family.

This navy La Redoute fitted blazer can be teamed with jeans and a crisp white shirt and is ideal for a garden-gathering, keeping you warm (and smart) while you catch up on all the gossip.

For a country look, a tweed longline blazer can tie an outfit together stylishly and is an easy jacket to wear in the transitional months or on a long weekend walk. It also doubles as a smart workwear jacket if you are returning to the office after working from home during the pandemic.

Terrific trench coats

The classic trench coat is not only for the cold Winter months, as with a little imagination it can be worn to match the weather. Try a traditional trench coat, such as this M&S staple that’s made from a blend of cotton and recycled fabric which will look great over a denim skirt or skinny jeans. If you’re feeling daring, you can even wear a trench coat as a dress – just as Audrey Hepburn did as Holly Golightly in the final scene of Breakfast At Tiffany’s!

This Ted Baker trench coat is a thigh-length version that is ideal for Spring. At £259 it’s not the cheapest jacket we have featured, but it’s an investment piece that can be worn year after year without going out of style.

Leather jacket allure

A leather jacket will outlast almost every other wardrobe staple for timeless style and durability. And whether you’re looking for real leather or a vegan alternative, you can rest assured the leather jacket will never go out of fashion.

For an edgy look, a biker jacket is a must-have in your Spring wardrobe. We love this soft sheep Nappa leather jacket with a satin lining and tasselled zip. Wear with skinny jeans and knee-high boots and unleash your inner Hells’ Angel!

If you’d prefer a faux-leather look, there are plenty of options to choose from, such as this vegan leather-look blazer that is machine washable and will take you from Winter to Spring year after year.

Fleece jackets for hiking

If the warmer weather has inspired you to start walking, this Sherpa jacket from Sweaty Betty makes a great hiking companion. It’s breathable, stylish and has a contrasting zip pocket on the chest. Or why not snuggle up in this soft fleece jacket from Weird Fish, which has a full zip and two pockets and can be worn on long walks, or for getting cosy on the sofa.

Roll on Summer…

We’re all waiting for those Summer days when we can ditch the jackets and embrace sleeveless dresses and shorts—but until then a stylish Spring jacket is a must-have for keeping the goosebumps at bay!