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Splurge or Save: 5 Spring Jacket Styles You Need

Your spring jacket options are endless, but there are five styles you're sure to need this season: a leather jacket, a varsity jacket, a denim jacket, a tweed jacket, and a military jacket. We found amazing splurge-or-save options for each so you can rock the spring jacket trends no matter what your budget!

Splurge: Free People Studded Leather Jacket

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Luxurious light grey leather, distressed details, and mixed studs make this leather jacket a worthy investment. It’s perfectly fitted to compliment your more feminine outfits—how about an eyelet lace dress?—or to go with more casual looks, like boyfriend jeans and a graphic tee. 

Save: Goldie Leather-Look Biker Jacket

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Get a similar look with this ivory faux leather jacket, minus the hefty price tag. The spiked studs on the collar and sleeve trim add just the right amount of edginess to the design. Wear it with a black dress or romper for a cool contrasting look.

Splurge: Rag & Bone Cambridge Floral Bomber Jacket

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This spring staple is all about taking a traditionally sporty piece and making it stylish, something this floral print varsity jacket does flawlessly. The vibrant florals with the black leather sleeves make for a chic jacket with just the right amount of sportiness remaining. Wear it casually with light-wash denim or black leather shorts.

Save: ASOS Varsity Sweat Jacket

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This varsity jacket could have come straight out of your high school days—and we mean that in a good way. The burgundy body and contrasting leather sleeves are what this trend is all about. Instead of team patches or school letters, pin on a few brooches to add a personal touch. Pair it with tailored pants for a playful, professional look.

Splurge: J Brand Stretch Denim Jacket

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Denim jackets have been a recurring warm-weather must-have but there are finishes—ombre, embellishments, studs—that go in and out every season. A classic denim jacket, though, will last for years to come. This light-wash version will go over anything this spring: white denim jeans, graphic printed dresses, floral print skirts, you name it.

Save: Tommy Hilfiger Hope Denim Jacket

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If you’re more of a dark denim wearer, this ‘save’ is the jacket for you. It’s subtly distressed front gives it a slightly vintage feel. Roll up the long sleeves and wear it with colored jeans for an easy laid-back, casual outfit.

Splurge: Rebecca Taylor Neon Tweed Jacket

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A carefully created balance of sophistication and trendiness make this neon tweed jacket quite the spring piece. We love the raw tweed edges, casual fit, standout back seams, and white leather zipper pulls that pop against the bright pink jacket. Dress it up with a coral fit-and-flare dress or down with white boyfriend jeans.

Save: J. Crew Amanda Tweed Jacket

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Get a similar polished, fashionable look with this less expensive tweed jacket. With a classic shape, the pale pink color and coral trim on this jacket make it modern rather than stuffy. Wear it to the office with a patterned pencil skirt and on the weekend with skinny jeans.

Splurge: Current/Elliot Infantry Jacket

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A military jacket is great for adding a tough element to more feminine looks, or interest to casual outfits. Wear it over a blush pink dress with embellished sandals or with printed shorts and cute flats. This basic army jacket will go with tons, plus the cropped sleeves and muted green tone are perfect for spring! 

Save: River Island Jacquard Detail Army Jacket

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Try the trend for under $100 with this ‘save’ option. The pink-and-burgundy jacquard back panel on this distressed army jacket adds a stylish element that you’re sure to love. You can wear it on vacation, to music festivals, and with trendy, casual looks this spring.

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