Transitional Jackets To Help You Shift Into Spring Spirit With Ease

Lightweight layering is key.

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Helena Cuesta in transitional spring jacket

In fitting with the current maximalist tone of fashion, 2022’s outerwear trends thus far have been fabulously bold. Winter saw an uptick in popularity for candy-colored parkas and dare-to-be-touched textures like faux fur and shearling. But now, spring is poking its tepid head around the corner, which means not only are your statement puffers fit for sub-zero weather and snow squalls no longer needed, but it’s time to make space for a new crop of styles. Enter: transitional jackets. The lightweight outerwear is ideal for the awkward, in-between seasons interim, where a coat of some sort is still required lest Mother Nature decides for the temperatures to take a sudden dip.

Fortunately, several of the dominant outerwear trends from winter will trickle into the coming season, meaning you should already be acquainted with the soon-to-be-everywhere styles. For example, you’ll find patchwork and quilted coats take on a lighter, less padded look — while remaining true to their signature eclectic, craftcore vibe, of course. And, in what should come as no surprise given how popular gorpcore’s become, practical, nature-proof outerwear will prevail throughout spring 2022. And, utilitarian jackets will adopt more lively colorways throughout the warmer season — like Pantone’s spirited Veri Peri shade.

Below, you’ll find 15 versatile jackets that will help you master the springtime art of lightweight layering. Whether you identify as a streamlined minimalist or an out-there maximalist, the spring outerwear trends run the gamut, so you’re guaranteed to find outerwear that speaks to you.

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