Lighten Up With 20+ Spring Jackets

We know that warmer climes are somewhere on the horizon, but right now, the only cozy ray of light we're catching is the one emanating from our iMac screens. Because of that, we're going with a Field Of Dreams-type psychology here, that if we begin our pursuit of all spring's most-wanted essentials, then maybe winter will at long last take its leave. And, well, if your trusty parka is beginning to trigger the same hideous gag reflex as ours, you'll be happy to know we're kicking off the new season's shopping list with coats, glorious coats. From a spruced-up trench to a little leather bomber, each one is light, fun, and ready to make that transition from cold-gray to the sun-shiny days that, hallelujah!, do indeed await us.
1. Denim Blazer—As much as we adore our well-worn jean jacket, the new denim blazer is a touch more fun and feminine.
Above, from left: Rebecca Taylor Dotted Denim Jacket, $325, available at Net-A-Porter; Alice + Olivia Denim Cropped Military Jacket, $495, available at Singer 22; Gap Denim Blazer, $84.62, available at ASOS; Lauren Moffatt Denim Blazer, $294, to order call 212-465-0839.
2. Weathered Brown Bomber—Like the little leather jacket you wish you could find at a vintage store but never can, our faves are broken in but still utterly luxe.
Above, from left: Levi's Leather Moto Jacket, $298, available at Urban Outfitters; Madewell Cropped Suede Biker Jacket, $298, available at Madewell Stores; Mackage Cataline Jacket, $575, available at Ssense; Vince Cropped Leather Motorcycle Jacket, $675, available at Shopbop.
3. Fresh Floral—Whether it's baby buds or big blossoms, we're having a major love affair with spring's floral options.
Above, from left: Free People Floral Blazer, $128, available at Free People; Topshop Floral Kimono Jacket, $90, available at Topshop; Lucca Couture Cropped Jacket, $58, available at Urban Outfitters; ASOS Floral Print Blazer, $94.02, available at ASOS.
4. Army Fatigues—Pretty much the basic, indestructible topper we'll be wearing all spring, summer, fall, and probably forever after that.
Above, from left: Rag & Bone Ohara Jacket, $520, available at La Garçonne; A.P.C. Quilted Parka, $390, available at A.P.C.; Ecote Cropped Surplus Jacket, $68, available at Urban Outfitters; Madewell Utility Cargo Jacket, $98, available at Madewell Stores.
5. Reinvented Trench—Our picks still pack all the polish of the classic trench but updated details give them a younger vibe.
Above, from left: Alexander Wang Trench With Sweatshirt Sleeves, $795, available at Opening Ceremony; Topshop Spotty Double Bow Trench Coat, $160, available at Topshop; Theory Akilan Trench, $395, available at Theory; A.P.C. Orange Trench Coat, $390, available at A.P.C..
6. The Captain's Jacket—Part school-boy blazer, part maritime overcoat, we love the sharp lines and bold details of these cadet-inspired jackets. spring-coats-jackets-captains-nautical
Above, from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Captain Jacket, $575, available at La Garçonne; Theory Blinn Sea Captain Blazer, $415, available at Theory; Derek Lam Double-Breasted Twill Jacket, $1,190, available at Net-A-Porter.