Even though I no longer work in an office, I count jackets among my wardrobe essentials. They can add polish and structure to a casual look, as well as being focal point if desired. (Think color, pattern, texture, shape, details.) And, they can be a lifesaver when the a/c gets cranked up!
Finding workable jackets for Fall and Winter is usually relatively easy. It can be a bit more challenging finding options for warmer seasons. I’m always on the lookout for Spring jackets that aren’t:
- too corporate
And that are:
- lightweight, comfortable, and breathable
- versatile (can dress up or down, can be worn indoors and out)
- travel-friendly (nice, but not a deal-breaker)
Lightweight Spring Jackets
Starting off on the casual side, I’ve found utility jackets to be a practical, easy-to-wear style. But if olive feels too heavy or drab, here’s a nice option in chambray.
If you prefer a more cropped cut, this is a cute style in a linen-blend fabric. (Though personally, I’d trim off or shorten those dangly bits on the front.)
It’s hard to go wrong with stripes, and I’m seeing a lot of striped blazer style jackets this season. I like the subtle stripe on this double-breasted jacket.
On the bolder side, this jacket also incorporates a bit this season’s color trend: yellow. The simple design of this jacket balances the high contrast stripe, and keeps it from looking too busy. Also offered in Plus.
Bright pinks are another big color trend this Spring. This topper adds a fun pop of color, and could be worn casually with jeans, or over a simple dress for a wedding or other event. Also in Misses/Petites.
If neutrals are more your preference, here’s another long jacket in a linen blend. While it might appear iridescent from the image here, it actually has an interesting textured finish. Plus-size here.
I love jackets with a shawl collar, and find them flattering and easy to dress up or down. This one-button style in stretch linen is lined, so it will have a bit more structure, but may also be a bit warmer. Offered in four colors and up to size 20.
The last tweed moto jacket I featured sold out in a heartbeat, so I’ve been keeping an eye out for more like it. Above, a soft, subtle tweed that can go from the office to a weekend movie date.
Here’s a simple, classic style in a travel-friendly knit.
What style of jacket do you wear most often?