The best transitional jackets for spring

Now that the sunshine has *finally* arrived, it's no longer pre-emptive to update your wardrobe for warmer weather. This may have us dreaming about slip dresses and raffia accessories already, but let’s face it - we do live in England and are under no illusion that a stylish jacket is a necessity. Not only is a lighter layer needed to help us through spring’s unpredictable climes, but a new coat is a sure-fire way to update your look for the new season in one swift purchase. Just so you don’t have to miss out on those aforementioned rays of sunshine for shopping purposes, we’ve done the leg work for you and collated the best of spring’s jackets to see you through this season and beyond.

 


1. Blaze the trail

Allsaints rowan lea blazer

 

From the runway to the high street, this smart jacket has cemented itself as a must-have wardrobe hero that works from boardroom to bar. This checked number is definitely one of our new-season standouts. Give a whole new meaning to the tried-and-tested jeans-and-tee combo by shrugging on a blazer of choice, or add a tomboy edge to a slip dress with an oversized style, cinched at the waist with a leather belt.

Allsaints

Rowan Lea Blazer

£258

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2. Return of the mac

Levis Kate Trench

 

The trench coat’s fashion reign is unstoppable, with utility styles and oversized silhouettes ruling the runways this season. We love classic styles rendered in spring's choice palette of classic fawn, biscuit and khaki. In an ode to the vintage tone of the new season, make like French girl icon Francoise Hardy and take your trench with a touch of mod by pairing the timeless outerwear with a black turtleneck and oversized white sunnies.

Levis

Kate Trench

£130

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3. Wax

Barbour Oulton Wax Jacket

 

The classic wax jacket gets a well-deserved update with Barbour international’s Oulten jacket – designed using rich cotton with a wax finish. Lightweight enough for brighter days and suitably splash-proof for those inevitable spring showers, this heritage-inspired piece conjures up images of post-Sunday roast strolls in the countryside.

Barbour

Oulton Belted Wax Jacket

£249

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4. Spring greens

LK Bennet Kaylee Trench

 

Every colour in the spectrum has had its time in the sun over the past few seasons, from ketchup red to Millennial pink, but this season, it’s all about green. For a real peacock piece like this, keep your base layers simple with black jeans and a neutral knit or grey tee to make the coat really pop and add a pair of western-style boots to keep the look contemporary. Onlookers will be positively green with envy.

LK Bennet

Kaylee Trench Coat

£295

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5. Biker chic

Allsaints Balfern Biker

 

We can't overlook a cult classic when it comes to our spring cover-ups. Our coat collection (and our hearts) will always have space for a classic biker. Edgy, simple and effortless, this piece goes with everything from floral maxis and trainers to vintage-style jeans, band tees and ankle boots. This style is all the proof we need that white leather can, in fact, be super chic.

Allsaints

Balfern Biker

£318

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6. Cosy quilt

Tommy Hilfiger Packable Down Lightweight Jacket

 

Puffer jackets have proved their worth this winter, and if you’re sad to see yours relegated to the back of your cold-weather wardrobe, then we have a solution. Fitted, slim-line and featuring a detachable hood - this lightweight gilet is perfect for sunny days with a nip in the air and will easily fold up into your tote if you start to get a little hot under the collar. Well, here’s hoping.

Tommy Hilfiger

Packable Down Lightweight Jacket

£165

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