Here’s the thing about spring. It’s not that I’m ungrateful for the end of winter (although winter in LA is more of a rainy season than a snowy one). It’s just so…unpredictable. What starts off as a cool, breezy day can be warm and sunny by the afternoon–and then chilly again after sunset.
As you’re putting away your winter coats, it’s a good idea to be thinking about your spring jacket needs. Are you looking for something that’s more polished, or a style with rugged workwear roots? Consider your existing wardrobe so you can mix and match with the items you already own. (For some outfit inspiration, check out our Spring Capsule Wardrobe.)
We’ve rounded up 25 jackets that will keep you warm without overheating, and look great with boots or a fresh pair of canvas or leather sneakers. So pick one up and feel confident that you’re ready to sail through transitional weather in style.
Goodthreads Fleece Bomber
This cozy zip-up fleece updates a classic style with an unexpected material–to great effect. Part sweatshirt, part cardigan, part bomber jacket, it has all the comfort of your favorite hoodie, but the collar and fit nudge it just a step closer to smart casual on the style spectrum.
Brunswick Rain Jacket
When April showers arrive–which they will–show them up with a waterproof jacket that looks good enough to wear even when the skies are clear. It’s roomy without being baggy, so you can layer up on chillier days. And it packs down small enough to stash in your bag, so you’ll never be caught out by a surprise spring storm again.
Is this the season of the chore coat? If it is, it’s with good reason. This modern twist on a classic French workwear jacket was made with incredible attention to detail. The brass ring-back buttons have a vintage feel, but it’s the hard-wearing organic cotton sateen that gives this piece its great lived-in character. And it will only get better with wear.