Spring Lightweight Jacket Trends You’ll Love
The best way to take your style from winter to spring is with a chic, lightweight jacket. From blazers to trench coats to leathers, transitional dressing has never been easier. Shop next season’s biggest outerwear trends, including tweed, fringe and patchwork denim, then prepare to emerge from teddy coat hibernation. We’re right there with you.
Colorblocking alone reads retro, but add in a track jacket or windbreaker silhouette and you’ve gone full-on ‘90s. Embrace the throwback streetwear style with a more futuristic approach to the trend, like this high-sheen Puma TZ Jacket. Ditch the matching sporty bottom in favor of denim, and you’ll have spring casual-cool mastered.
Shop It! Puma TZ Jacket, $90; nordstrom.com
One of spring’s chicest outerwear looks is the tried-and-true belted trench. A dusty rose shade ensures that Moon River’s menswear-inspired classic has a feminine flair, while a drapey cut keeps things cool. Expect to see this blush hue in sleek blazers, leathers and more jacket styles for next season.
Shop It! Moon River Draped Trench Coat, $161; nordstrom.com
Patent and plastic raincoats go from practical to posh when done in Spring 2019’s coolest hues, like this ASOS Design iteration in mint. Not only is it light in color, which is right in step with next season’s pastel trend, but it’s also light in weight, too. Bust out this slicker come those April showers (or before). There’s no way we’d expect you to limit this fashionable find to just one month. That would be crazy talk.
Shop It! ASOS Design Borg High Shine Rain Jacket, $87; asos.com
A satin blazer is the perfect lightweight topper to take you from winter to spring, and day to night. Featuring a double-breasted cut, padded shoulders and notched collar, this classically elegant Halogen jacket is a must-have for Spring 2019. Don’t be surprised to see this silky style in next season’s pastel palette, too.
Shop It! Halogen Satin Blazer, $99; nordstrom.com
Patchwork Jean Jackets
The classic jean jacket is getting a heavy dose of ‘70s style for Spring 2019 thanks to patchwork. This DKNY iteration takes a subtle approach to the trend, with its minimal panels and understated stitching. Pro tip: The color variations make it prime for denim-on-denim looks. Wear alone on warm days or layer under a longer, mid-weight military jacket in cooler temps.
Shop It! DKNY Cotton Patchwork Denim Jacket, Created for Macy’s, $109; macys.com
Notched lapels and fringe trim elevate River Island’s multicolor tweed jacket from ladylike to fashion forward. Once a requisite for the prim and proper, this classic look has been reimagined by many a designer for Spring 2019. Choose from a plethora of stylish nubby options that are anything but staid.
Shop It! River Island Boucle Jacket in Multi, $95; asos.com
Oversize Plaid Blazers
While plaid blazers aren’t new for Spring 2019, the look is less bright tartan or black-and-white check and more classic men’s haberdashery. Take this oversize Mango style in a vintage-looking pattern and colorway, for example, which features strong shoulders (totally on trend for next season), flap pockets and buttoned cuffs. Who’s the boss? You are.
Shop It! Mango Checked Structured Blazer, $99.99; mango.com
Suede — a go-to for spring — makes for a great transitional jacket. Proof: This BLANKNYC number, which touches on next season’s western and hippie trends with its grommeted-fringe back yoke and sleeves. Classic moto styling, including an asymmetrical front, snap lapels and zipper pockets, lends a tough-chic aesthetic to the stringy style.
Shop It! BLANKNYC Fringed Suede Moto Jacket, $208; bloomingdales.com
With utilitarian fashion dominating Spring 2019, it should come as no surprise that the trend is big for transitional toppers, too. Enter the shacket (shirt + jacket), which is ideal for the season’s temperamental weather. This Topshop version, with oversize front pockets, features a cropped length, raw hem and horn buttons to ensure that your look isn’t all work and no play.
Shop It! Topshop Raw Hem Shacket, $75; topshop.com
Quilting is working its way onto Spring 2019 jackets of all styles — from classic Barbour-inspired coats to cool, cropped bombers, like Jack by BB Dakota’s cinched number. This trend will have you in stitches. Literally. And, unlike their winter counterparts, these versions are far from bulky.
Shop It! Jack by BB Dakota Girl Friday Bomber, $88; shopbop.com