Casual Jackets for Women (Spring Edit) - une femme d'un certain âge

Style Hunt: Casual Spring Jackets

Spring casual jackets for women. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ve come to regard a lightweight, indoor-outdoor, throw-on-and-go jacket as Wardrobe Gold. ✨It’s the finishing touch on a simple outfit, and can fend off overly aggressive air-conditioning. But it can be challenging to find styles that are casual but not too rugged, and that combine ease with some structure. Spring collections often have the best options.

Yes, there are plenty of (good) blazers out there now, and they can be a workable option. But for this edit, I wanted to show some styles that aren’t blazers or standard denim jackets. And I tried to find options that are versatile, but not too generic.

Spring Fashion Blogger Linkup! Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Today I’m joining some awesome bloggers in a roundup of Spring Fashion! Please go visit their blogs (linked below) for more ideas and inspiration…

Utility and Chore Jackets

Alex Mill linen-chambray worker's jacket. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Inspired by the French worker’s jacket, “Chore” jackets continue to be a popular style. This linen-chambray version gives a nice nod to the original. (Other neutrals available too.)

Madewell chore jacket in pink. Details and more casual jackets at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s one that’s offered in some unexpected colors, up to size 3X. I like this soft pink, which creates a nice masculine/feminine balance.

Everlane chore jacket in Bone. Details and more casual jackets for women at une femme d'un certain age.

Offered in both Black and Bone, this one’s a budget-friendly option. (I have this one on order to try, will report back.)

J.Crew tailored utility jacket in red. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s one you could wear to the office. This (lined) jacket has a bit more structure, but isn’t stiff. I’ve seen in person and it’s SO cute! Also offered in Navy, sizes XX-Small to XX-Large. (I tried on a Small and found it ran true-to-size.)

Banana Republic utility jacket in Peach. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Utility jackets have been a casual wardrobe staple for many years. If you like the style but want to get away from “army green,” this one’s available in Peach and ivory as well.

Habitual Kassidy cotton jacket in Plus. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

The mandarin collar on this cotton style gives it a neat look. Misses / Plus.

Rails utility jacket in ivory. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

The gathered hem on this shorter style is a fun detail. Offered in XX-Small to XX-Large.

Neat & Clean

Kettlewell Colors Chloe knit moto jacket in Aqua. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

If you prefer a more streamlined look, this cute knit jacket from Kettlewell is offered in over a dozen colors! If you know your seasonal palette, you can filter to just show “your” colors too. It runs TTS, and I found the Small was my best fit. (See how I wore mine HERE.) I like my red one so much I’ve ordered this Aqua color for Spring.

Faherty reversible bomber jacket with blue floral print. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s a cute bomber jacket that’s reversible! There are prints on both sides. The colors look like they’d work for you Summers.

Eileen Fisher stand collar knit jacket in Storm. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This lightweight knit jacket has a flattering fit, and would be a travel-friendly option that you could wear out to dinner.

Women’s Casual Jackets for Spring…

What’s your favorite casual jacket style?

Stay in touch.

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  1. Susan Thompson
    March 12, 2020 / 4:29 am

    Do you ever wear Flax Designs? They have several styles and sizes

    • Rita
      March 17, 2020 / 6:39 am

      I have several Flax jackets, I love them.

  2. Rita Prangle
    March 12, 2020 / 4:39 am

    I hate jackets that don’t have usable pockets.

    • Lagatta de Montréal
      March 12, 2020 / 3:18 pm

      Testify, sister. I don’t usually like pink (on myself) but the particular shade of the rosy jacket (a bit greyed?) would work for me.

  3. Kelly
    March 12, 2020 / 5:30 am

    A slightly fitted denim jacket is still my favorite, but close seconds are my navy utility jacket and my black sweater blazer (which I guess isn’t technically a “jacket”). I agree that I love adding that extra piece to finish an outfit. In the summer I carry a thin white or off white cardigan to keep warm indoors. In the southeast it will be 100 degrees outside and 65 degrees inside so you look silly carrying a jacket around. Look forward to checking out what the other bloggers have to say!

  4. March 12, 2020 / 6:56 am

    Hi Susan

    Thank you for joining us again. We always enjoy having you. You just did my shopping for me. I am on the hunt for a new Spring jacket and you have a couple that are just what I had in mind! Great selections. I hope you make it home safely and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

  5. March 12, 2020 / 7:43 am

    Such cute jackets!! My husband recently got a worker’s jacket that he ordered from France…now I want one! I love how these options are lightweight. Thanks for curating!! And for joining us. Safe travels, Susan!
    Mary Ann

  6. March 12, 2020 / 7:54 am

    Hi Susan, I love a good spring jacket, too. And I’m especially taken with the “chore jackets” we’re seeing this season. I haven’t bought one yet, but I just might! You’ve shown some lovely selections here.

    I hope you have a wonderful day here at your beautiful blog space! Thanks for sharing the day with me.

  7. Judy
    March 12, 2020 / 11:03 am

    The indoor/outdoor “third piece” jacket is my #1 favorite wardrobe staple, so I was excited to see your links in today’s post. I checked out the Madewell jacket and ended up ordering two of them (the pink you featured, as well as the bright green). Thanks so much for the wonderful job you do, keeping us linked up to some very cute clothing! I wouldn’t miss your blog for anything!

  8. mary holden
    March 12, 2020 / 1:29 pm

    where can one find the white bag on the girl coming down the steps at the top of the page????? !!!!!

  9. Cathy D.
    March 12, 2020 / 2:51 pm

    Susan, thanks so much for this post. The jackets you show are exactly what I need at this time and into spring, and I’m having trouble selecting just one. Stay well!

  10. Janet D.
    March 12, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    I was rummaging around the “coat closet” this week putting winter stuff away & reacquainting myself with my spring/summer jackets & realized I have a gap that almost any of the ones you show here could fill. I have a passion for leather jackets, especially motorcycle jackets with plenty of studs, pockets, flaps & zippers, but I have a closet full of them & could use a change, especially as I’m branching out a bit from jeans to skinny cotton pants. A classic utility jacket really suits my casual style — pushed up sleeves, high collar, lots of flaps & hardware — & I REALLY like the ones you’ve got here, especially the Kassidy Cavalry & white Collins Utility versions. Very stylish, very casual, very me 🙂 You’ve inspired me!

  11. RoseAG
    March 13, 2020 / 4:07 am

    I have a pale pink jacket jacket like the one you show. It feels fresh after a Fall and Winter of darker colors. I like to wear it with faded blue jeans or green/kakhi bottoms. If I’m feeling bold I pair it with a mustardy scarf and black straight pant. I’m not sure how much traveling any of us are going to be doing in the upcoming future, but it makes a good core for a Spring capsule should we all want to feel fashionable while walking the dog 🙂 That chore/utility style is very basic and will be good for a number of seasons.

  12. March 13, 2020 / 5:10 am

    I am obsessed with cute jackets for spring! Casual and with pockets for my phone:) I live in Atlanta so there is a short window between spring and summer….haha!

  13. Kay
    March 13, 2020 / 3:32 pm

    I have the EF cotton jacket in navy. The chore jacket style has always been my favorite.

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