10 Spring Jackets for When the Weather Suddenly Turns Cool (or Rainy)

Your mood will stay sunny in an unexpected storm with one of these light coats.

Global warming, we curse you. Saturday, we’re in shorts and a tee, and last night our teeth are chattering on the walk home. What kind of topper do we don when a heavy winter jacket seems ridiculous but it’s not quite warm enough to go coatless? The sensible solution is a light spring jacket. We love boxy looks (the roomy fit makes it easy to layer underneath when the temperature really dips) and anything with bright colors or patterns (helps us forget the icky puddles we’re dragging our new flats through). If you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, consider yesterday’s chill and today’s showers all the excuse you need to go shopping. Here are ten fun options to get you started.

More Spring Wardrobe Essentials: 

Bow-tie Blouses
Watercolor Florals

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.