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11 Lightweight Spring Jackets Perfect for Weird, In-Between Weather

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Being able to leave the house without being bundled like the Michelin Man is arguably one of the best things about spring. Yes, it’s finally time to ditch your parka for a lighter option that you can wear with all of the spring trends, like lug sole boots, sleek tights and comfy denim. But, of course, not just any old coat will do; we need something that’s still heavy enough to keep us warm on chilly mornings, but not so heavy that we’ll be sweating buckets come noon. Here, 11 spring jackets and coats that strike that perfect balance.

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Free People

1. Free People Brooke Blazer

Best Oversized Leather Blazer

Whether you find yourself drawn to a dark academia vibe or you're a monochrome minimalist, an oversized leather blazer transitions beautifully from outfit to outfit. This one was made with recycled leather and is available in three colors.

Size range XS to XL

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Madewell

2. Madewell Larsen Blazer

Best Pastel Linen Blazer

Pastels are a spring classic, and this blazer is even more April-ready because of the cotton-linen blend. The material is very breathable, and we're loving the subtle but impactful windowpane check pattern.

Size range XXS to XXL, Standard and Plus

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Canada Goose

3. Canada Goose Cypress Vest

Best Lightweight Down Vest

A cute vest to pop on over a long sleeved top or light sweater will add some warmth and dimension to your look. This one is available in seven colors and is down-filled. Perfect for days when the temperature fluctuates a lot, this neat style can be folded up and packed away into a tiny pouch you can store in a pocket.

Available in sizes XXS to 3XL

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Madewell

4. Madewell Quilted Crop Jacket

Best Quilted Jacket

We want to layer this jacket over truly any of our tops, whether they're blouses or graphic tees. The material is light and soft for a subtle bit of warmth and the patch pockets add a cute vintage touch. Wear this cropped silhouette with high-waist jeans to fake miles-long legs.

Size range XXS to XXL

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Nordstrom

5. Bb Dakota The Trench Culture Coat

Best Pastel Trench Coat

The trench coat has become the ultimate spring jacket for good reason—the longer length covers your torso, bum and your upper leg for added warmth, while the cotton fabric is breathable enough to prevent overheating. Plus, they're effortlessly chic whether paired with jeans and a T-shirt or a swingy dress. This soft, pastel take on the British classic has just enough weather resistance to get you comfortably through a few unexpected sprinkles, but don't count on it to see you through a true rainstorm.

Size range XS to XL

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Nordstrom

6. Gallery Hooded Rain Jacket

Best Water-Resistant Jacket

For every beautiful spring day, there's an equally gray, wet one, so we highly suggest investing in a rain jacket you can wear all day without compromising your outfit. This easy hooded coat will go with just about everything in your wardrobe and is incredibly comfortable. Plus, the wide swing cut drives rain droplets away from your legs even past the hem.

Size range XS to XL

north face floral lined fleece
The North Face

7. The North Face Cragmont Fleece

Best Floral-Trimmed Fleece

Ask any regular hiker and they’ll tell you that a good fleece jacket is one of the absolute best layering options to get you through those random spring cold snaps in comfort. But even for those who don’t plan on exploring the great outdoors, the textured fabric both looks and feels great. The neon touches on this snap-up jacket make it feel more city-appropriate, and it’s also thin enough to layer under another topper if you want some additional warmth.

Size range XS to 3XL

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Everlane

8. Everlane The Renew Mac Coat

Best Swing Coat

The ReNew Mac is one of Everlane’s best-selling jackets year after year. Its comfortable, chic silhouette works with everything from boyfriend jeans to floral frocks to tailored trousers, and it's water-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about getting caught in a drizzle unprepared.

Size range XXS to XL

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L.L.Bean

9. L.l.bean Mountain Classic Anorak

Best Colorblocked Anorak

Sometimes we want a neutral jacket that can blend in with the rest of our outfit and our surroundings, but other times we prefer something that truly pops. This multi-colored anorak is fun and fresh (and comes in two other color combinations) and was made to stand out. It was also, technically, made for outdoor adventures, offering both wind and water resistance, but we’d be just as happy wearing it for a stroll through the park or to sit outdoors at our favorite local coffee shop.

Size range XXS to XL, Regular, Petite and Plus

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Nordstrom

10. Volcom Wind Stoned Jacket

Best Athletic Jacket

Slip into this sporty-chic anorak on windy days or wear it to and from the gym without sacrificing style points. As an added bonus, it’s also weather-resistant and can be folded up and fit into a small pocket in your purse or gym bag if you suddenly find you want another layer.

Size range 12W to 20W

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J.Crew

11. J.crew Denim Jacket In Brilliant Day Wash

Best Classic Denim Jacket

No spring jacket list would be complete without a classic denim topper. They go with literally everything in your closet—jeans, floral frocks, tailored suits, you name it—and don’t require any special care or keeping (just toss ‘em in the wash every now and then and lay flat to dry). It may not be the most exciting choice of outerwear, but a good denim jacket will never let you down.

Size range XXS to 3X