Spring jackets are tricky business. How do you find one that’s not too thick, but will still protect you during those breezy evenings? Are you more of a trench coat or light leather jacket type of gal? We picked the brains of some of our favorite outerwear designers (Veda, Confezioni Crosby, Gryphon and more) to bring you some tips on how to find and wear the perfect spring jacket for you–and came up with a handy little guide to find the best ones.
So what does make the perfect spring jacket?
Benedetta Antonelli, designer of Confezioni Crosby, which is sold at stores like Opening Ceremony describes says this: “The perfect spring jacket is easy and light, preferably water resistant, versatile and could be used as a fun accessory to give your outfit an extra styling piece.” As a styling trick, she suggests mixing categories: “A classic jacket can bring a casual look to the next level, so if your wardrobe tends to be on the casual side why not spring for a really smart mac? Similarly, why not pop a sleek, elegant wardrobe with a cool leather jacket.”
We’ve scoured the market to find the best in five iconic spring jacket styles: the trench, the leather jacket, the denim jacket, the utility jacket, and the rain jacket (we already covered bombers, fyi).
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