12 Statement Jackets For Spring To Upgrade Your Transitional-Weather Looks

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If you’ve ever watched Miss Congeniality, chances are you know the line on Miss Rhode Island’s perfect date — April 25. Nearing the end of the month, the weather isn’t too hot or cold, and the only thing you need is a light jacket. Perhaps the character was onto something, because there are tons of statement jackets for spring that will give your transitional-weather ensembles an extra boost for the rest of the season.

At this point, you’ve probably started to experience slivers of sunshine and warmer temperatures. However — because spring weather is inevitably unpredictable — for every forecast that calls for blue skies, there seems to be two more anticipated overcasts. And while cloudy spring days barely compare to the entirety of winter, to forgo an outer layer completely might seem a little ahead of the curve.

Though you could always opt for a classic trench coat or a lightweight blue jean jacket, a chic statement piece will take your spring ensembles to the next level. Whether it’s an eye-catching color, a bold print, or even standout embellishments such as fringe or studs, these jackets will give you an added layer of warmth in the most stylish way.

Scroll down for four statement jacket trends that provide the perfect way to make a statement and simultaneously help you survive the worst of this season's unpredictable weather.

Fringe

If you’re looking for a new way to take on the western trend without feeling like you’re heading to a rodeo, opt for a chic fringe jacket like the $368 Braided Fringe Suede Jacket from BCBGeneration. You'll be embracing one of the biggest trends of the year, and depending on your mood, you can wear it with other layers or just on its own.

Braided Fringe Suede Jacket

$368

BCBGeneration

Along the back panel, this jacket has an intricate braid detail that makes it so much cooler than your average spring staple.

Heavy Fringe Leather Jacket

$730

GANNI

You can wear this jacket fully buttoned as a top with a pair of jeans, or open and layered over your favorite blouse and skirt.

Fringed Faux Leather Jacket

$1,875

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney has become known for her faux leather pieces, and this fringe jacket will give extra movement with every step you take.

Color

For those on the more minimalist side, incorporating a bright statement jacket into your wardrobe is the perfect way to wear color without gravitating too far away from your style. This STAUD Maura Coat, $275, comes in one of the most popular colors of the year and can be easily thrown over any look you wear.

Maura Coat

$275

STAUD

A lime green jacket like this one will easily brighten up any ensemble, such as a pair of jeans and a graphic T-shirt.

Trucker Jacket

$360

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS EST. 1978

As the weather gets warmer, dress this jacket up with a pleated midi skirt and a pair of ankle boots.

Harley Jacket

$398

Sosken

This cropped faux leather moto jacket feels perfect for spring in a bright yellow hue. Sport it with your favorite jeans or spring dress.

Bold Prints

On the other hand, if you want to try a funky print for spring, opt for a vibrant tie-dye jacket such as the $458 Gene Denim Jacket from Veda. If you prefer subtler patterns, you can’t go wrong with Nanushka’s Fluid Trench with Tie Cuffs, $959, which features a neutral-hued paisley print.

Gene Denim Jacket

$458

Veda

If you can't get enough of the tie-dye trend, this denim jacket, which has a cropped fit, is the perfect layer over any dresses or high-waisted skirts.

Fluid Trench with Tie Cuffs

$959

Nanushka

For a cool bohemian feel, wear this lightweight trench coat — with its neutral color palette, it'll go seamlessly with everything you own.

Floral-Print Denim Jacket

$495

Kenzo

This denim jacket is an homage to one of Henri Rousseau's painting, "The Jungle," featuring a floral print that stands out while remaining versatile.

Studs

Just in case you want another show-stopping embellishment, studs will give your jacket the perfect amount of edge for spring. This Understated Leather Denim Western Dome Studded Jacket, $375, will look great styled with tailor trousers and a basic tee.

Denim Western Dome Studded Jacket

$375

Understated Leather

This stonewash denim jacket features dome studs that were hand placed and hammered for a more rugged look.

Love Jacket

$1,180

DanCassab

Handmade in Mexico, this suede jacket will easily become a part of your regular outfit rotation.

Contrast Lapel Studded Leather Jacket

$4,990

Saint Laurent

Incorporate this jacket, which is made with Italian calfskin leather and features star-shaped stud details, into your outfits every time you go out for the night.