The best spring jackets to add to your shopping list

Best jackets for spring
Editorial Team

Welcome the new season with a lightweight cover-up in one of these key shapes

Spring… is that you? Lighter afternoons and milder temperatures suggest that it’s almost time to do away with the down-filled coats and umpteen layers required to leave the house.

So what’s in? Everything from quilted jackets to classic trenches – we love the stylish ANYDAY cropped version. Just remember clever layering is your secret weapon at this time of year, so don’t do away with the fine-knit cashmere and thermal vests just yet. They’ll look great under whichever new jacket you invest in.

Heavy-duty denim jackets

You can’t go wrong with a classic denim jacket – the proof is in the fact that boxy, pocketed styles have been weathering trends for decades. An oversized silhouette is just the ticket when it comes to layering. Great thrown on over maxi skirts, silky slip dresses and even jeans for a double denim hit.

John Lewis ANYDAY Cropped Trench Coat, Stone £65

Trench coats

Another stalwart in the coats lexicon, a simple trench will instantly help you feel put-together. This season, our in-house designers have created two fuss-free styles: one cropped for a modern take and one longline ANYDAY trench coat, which we’ve styled three different ways

John Lewis Oversized Cotton Twill Military Jacket, Khaki £109

Cosy shackets

What did we do before shackets? The shirt-jacket hybrid’s new generation comes in thick wool and felted finishes, offering the warmth of a coat minus the bulk. If you’re impatient to get back into your printed midi dresses, a shacket is your ideal top layer. 

Quilted jackets

As in a super-slim, almost coat-liner-esque quilt, not the chunky, filled style you’re about to pack away until autumn. The silhouettes to covet in quilted jackets now are boxy with relaxed fits.

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