24 Spring Jackets You Can Layer Now—and Wear on Their Own Later

Ahhhhh! [inhales theatrically] You smell that? That’s spring, springing. Which means it’s time for you to get right emotionally with the idea that you won’t have a damn clue what the weather’s doing on any given day until summer arrives. Sure, it might be freezing in the morning. But who knows? By lunchtime, it might be a balmy 50 degrees, and you’ll want to go outside, and unless you want to suffer some self-induced heat stroke, that big, burly puffer you’ve been reaching for these last few months isn’t ideal for the job.

So, yeah. You need a spring jacket. This is great news, because you have an absolutely enormous amount of options to play with. Denim? Sure! Something more technical, that can pull double duty for a coffee run and an actual run, wicking sweat and moving with you through your workout? We’ve got those, too. We’ve also got lightweight parkas, chore coats, bombers, leather jackets, fleece zip-ups, car coats, and even more. So give that puffer a well-deserved rest and get yourself something you can layer now, wear on its own later, and enjoy till the temperature creeps so high that you have to put it aside and wait patiently for the cool weather to come back. It’s light outerwear season, baby! Let’s get it.

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Denim Jacket

Uniqlo uniqlo.com

$29.90

At this price, you can stock up. Get a lighter wash to get ready for the warmer months, and keep a darker one on deck so you can start cheffing up some serious fades.

Cotton Parka

Uniqlo uniqlo.com

$49.90

Or, if you’re more of a (lightweight, spring shower-friendly) parka guy, Uniqlo’s got one of those, too.

Track Jacket

Ben Sherman bensherman.com

$53.40

A track jacket is the quintessential casual layering piece when the weather starts to warm up. Ben Sherman’s is a slightly elevated, more tailored cousin of the one you’d wear to the gym. 

Long Sleeve Shacket

River Island riverisland.com

$74.00

Esquire loves a shacket, and this dusty pink color is really glorious for spring.  

Chore Shirt Jacket

Everlane everlane.com

$78.00

Everlane’s chore jacket is a great everyday, workwear-inspired option. Easy to dress up or down, durable, and very cool. 

Bowens Patch Pocket Jacket

BLDWN Nordstrom Rack

$79.97

BLDWN’s oatmeal canvas jacket is lightweight, airy, and perfect for layering on warmer spring days. It’s also highly discounted right now—down from $278!—so act fast. 

Type III Sherpa Jacket

Levi’s amazon.com

$98.00

$79.99 (18% off)

On extra-brisk mornings, opt for a certified icon with Levi’s fleecy take on the Type III Trucker.

Denim Chore Jacket

Lee Nordstrom

$89.99

This Lee denim chore jacket might invite you to its band’s intimate indie show later.

Denim Jacket

Everlane everlane.com

$98.00

Everlane’s take on the denim jacket is made in a factory that recycles 98 percent of its water. That’s something—other than how good your denim jacket looks—to feel good about.

French Terry Shirt Jacket

Banana Republic bananarepublic.gap.com

$98.50

You can never have too many shackets, because of course, they serve your wardrobe in two ways! This oatmeal color is great for spring and fall. 

Jersey Twill Shirt Jacket

COS cosstores.com

$125.00

When it comes to elevating the everyday, COS is king. Case in point, this pared-down, low-key, goes-with-absolutely-everything shirt jacket.

Teddy Zip-Up Jacket

COS cosstores.com

$125.00

Of course, if you’d rather get a little loud, COS has you covered there, too. 

Nike All Conditions Gear Rain Shell

Nike nike.com

$150.00

If you’re more of a sporty spice, snag a nylon Nike jacket. This one is both windproof and waterproof, with plenty of storage to keep your gear close and secure when a spring shower pops up. If you’re really going to be out in the elements, cop the matching pants for head-to-toe protection. 

Striped Chore Jacket

Todd Snyder toddsnyder.com

$174.00

Todd Snyder’s striped chore jacket adds a bit of fun to your spring wardrobe. If you’re normally a solid basics guy but looking to expand your range, this is a good first bet. We’re not asking you to wear cheetah print—yet. Plus, if you need a little extra motivation to shop, it’s half-off right now (regular price is $348!).  

Keating Quilted Shirt Jacket

18 East 18east.co

$215.00

18 East’s taslan shirt jacket expresses an assured sense of style, but subtly. Like all of their offerings, the magic is in the details: wide quilted panels, deep pockets, a textured patch. If flashy cool isn’t your vibe, this oversized shacket is perfect for you. 

Drivers Coat

Lululemon lululemon.com

$248.00

Lululemon’s riff on the car coat is water-repellant, for wetter spring days. It is mature in style, but also stretchy and comfy, in classic Lululemon form. 

Wool-Blend Trucker Jacket

Scotch & Soda scotch-soda.com

$275.00

This wool trucker jacket from Scotch & Soda is not necessarily an everyday jacket, but it is a great statement piece to add to your pre-existing spring or fall jacket collection, if you’re looking to expand it. 

Rain Car Coat

Cole Haan bloomingdales.com

$295.00

A pared down mac is a necessity for more formal (and informal) spring days. 

Ruched-Sleeve Bomber Jacket

Daily Paper farfetch.com

$359.00

Behold, the classic aviator’s jacket, of Daily Paper. Your search for the perfect bomber ends here. 

Cotton Printed Denim Jacket

Sandro bloomingdales.com

$370.00

If you already have a solid denim jacket in your closet and want to mix it up, this laser-printed option from Sandro is an eyecatcher that still, surprisingly, goes with everything.

Houndstooth Jacket

Atelier New Regime ateliernewregime.com

$446.00

This bold take on the classic houndstooth jacket from Montreal-based Atelier New Regime is for the trend-setters among us. It’s complete with the brand’s signature logo emblazoned across the back. 

Tyson Leather Biker Jacket

AllSaints Nordstrom

$459.00

A good leather jacket is essential for cooler spring days and nights. This AllSaints biker will stand the test of time (and make you appear just a little edgier than you actually are). 

Maize Bomber Jacket

Nobis nobis.com

$595.00

Nobis’s high-end, technical take on the bomber jacket isn’t just slick as hell—it’s also windproof, waterproof, and machine washable. Pretty nice combo, no? 

Stripe Knit Bomber Jacket

Tokyo James thefolklore.com

$830.00

This knit bomber (yes: knit! bomber!) by Nigerian-British designer Tokyo James is made for those early-spring days when you’re oh so ready for sunshine, but there’s still a chill in the air. 

Westminster Heritage Trench Coat

Burberry burberry.com

$2,190.00

If you’re looking to really invest in springtime outerwear, Burberry’s classic Westminster trench is a beautiful, timeless piece. 

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Source : Esquire