So, it's officially spring. And while we may wish the weather system flipped like a switch according to formal calendar dates, it doesn't. Which is to say, it's still cold. But not, like, cold cold, and therein lies the conundrum: What the hell kind of coat do you wear in this weather?
You definitely need something lighter than the wool or down number you've been wearing like a sleeping bag during the polar vortex (couldn't resist -- this may be one of the last opportunities to name-check it in a story!). But at the same time, it's not like you can just strip down to a mere cardigan and T-shirt and not get goosebumps.
Enter the "transitional jacket" -- pieces that work perfectly in this kind of in-between weather. We've rounded up the best options for spring -- from of-the-moment anoraks and parkas to moto jackets with a twist -- that are sure to get you through the next couple of months, when tank top season hits (the start of which is not officially on any calendar, but should be). And if for some crazy, inexplicable reason you can't find anything you like here, please note that the jean jacket is totally on its way back, especially oversized ones. Just something to keep in mind.
Click through to see all of spring's best coats.