Transitioning between seasons can be so hard. What am I supposed to wear when it's freezing in the morning and hot by the afternoon?! Luckily, there are some great solutions to life's biggest fashion problems. As the weather starts to heat up finally, we're getting into that spring state of mind. But, we don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves. There is still a chill in the air and some blustery days ahead! That's where spring jackets come in. A great transitional jacket to bring you from the doldrums of winter to the brisk days of spring is a must-have for anyone.
We've compiled a list of spring jackets that can fit any style. From more casual picks to dressier fare, these different spring jackets will cover you for any occasion. Plus, most of them combine function and fashion flawlessly and will actually keep you warm during those windy spring afternoons or rainy April days (but hey, they bring the May flowers!). We're all about things that look great but also serve a purpose! Oh, and did we mention that they're all under $100?! Affordable, adorable, and practical are three things you don't usually see together! Here are all the spring jackets you need this year!
Two things in life are essential: Forever 21 and raincoats. Sure, as you get older the fast-fashion retailer feels a bit more foreign, but they are still the go-to for cheap basics and unique finds. Case in point: this rain jacket is under $35 and completely clear, which is definitely an outside-the-box look! Thinking about it, what's the worst part about wearing a jacket? That you can't see the fab outfit underneath! Now you can protect yourself from the rain while still showing off the perfectly curated lewk you have going on. Find it here.
Old Navy is no longer the place to get graphic Fourth of July tees for the entire family, Bermuda shorts, and moderately-priced jeans. They're tackling fashion head-on and truly upping their game! This twill moto jacket comes in a variety of colors — black, tan, and powder pink — so it can be a perfect match for any wardrobe. The cotton twill material makes this lightweight, comfortable, and relatively easy to clean (because we get it, life's messy). It's a perfect alternative to a traditional leather moto jacket for someone whose style just doesn't match up with that look! Find it here.
This jacket is definitely for bold fashion-oriented girls! It's probably the least functional on this list (ya know, that "semi-sheer" thing) but it's arguably one of the prettiest! This thin, black bomber boasts a plaid design with the traditional bomber shape. It's classic yet still a little daring. Perfect for those dreary spring days where all-black-everything is the move. At less than $40, it's worth it for a jacket that may not keep you super warm but will look chic AF! We're huge proponents of comfort and fashion going hand in hand, but sometimes you gotta sacrifice just a little! Find it here.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from the ZARA bomber is this casual and cozy H&M jacket. Sometimes basic is better when it comes to spring jackets! This under-$30 jacket comes in a variety of colors and does everything you need it to. It has a hood, a drawstring waist for adjustments, plenty of pockets, and a comfortable jersey lining. It may be one of the simplest offerings on this list but those are the best kinds of spring jackets for everyday wear! Once again our fave is the powder pink color. It's the color of Spring/Summer 2019! Find it here.
Most girls have a denim jacket or two floating around their closet, but this spring offering strays far from the classic. The acid-wash design harkens back to the '80s, while the ripped up parts feel like the '90s. Fashion is cyclical, after all! The lighter denim makes this easy to pair with spring's pastel color schemes while making it feel just a bit more elevated. Since it's from Target, it's also affordable AF — only $32! It may not be an everyday staple but for that price, you can bet it's worth it as a statement jacket! Find it here.
Suede can be a bit of an alarming word. It's an expensive fabric and, more importantly, hard to clean. So that's why faux suede reigns supreme! This stylish faux suede jacket features a drop front that forgoes traditional structure but makes the wearer look effortlessly cool! It's still a little pricey — $78 to be exact — but compared to actual suede, that's a total steal. It also comes in a ton of different colors, from olive green to a bright lilac. Luckily, it comes in plenty of neutrals to make this purchase worth it. Who doesn't love spring jackets that you can wear with anything?! Find it here.
We love a self-aware brand, and ASOS is definitely that. In the description for this jacket they note, "This jacket isn’t built to withstand torrential rain. It’ll see you right if you’re caught in a brief downpour, though." Hey, at least they're honest! This raincoat is super lightweight, perfect for a bit of spring rain, and — best of all — actually pretty. Raincoats get a bad rep. If they're not a little different like the clear vinyl one we noted earlier, they're seen as ugly, shapeless, and probably bright yellow. They can be so cute, though! This one has a color block design made up of shades of purple and grey that feels like a statement without being too wild! Plus, it has an obvious function. We love to make our spring jackets work for us! Find it here.