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Lightweight Jackets That Will Keep You Warm—but Not Too Warm—This Spring

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

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Spring is the best season to travel to so many of our favorite destinations: Charleston, New York City, Paris, Santorini... the list goes on. Mild temperatures, flowers in bloom, cities coming alive, and beach towns not yet inundated with the crowds of summer.

But spring is a transitional season, and that means weather can be unpredictable. It's the rainy season in many parts of the world (see: packable rain boots), and it also tends to bring drastic temperature changes from day to night. TL;DR: Even for warm destinations, you need to pack a jacket.

Jackets take up their fair share of suitcase real estate, even if they're lightweight, so it's vital you make your selections count. Depending on your style, destination, and how far into the season you are, there are plenty of types to choose from. These are the best lightweight jackets for women, from bomber jackets and trench coats to windbreakers and denim.

Leather Jackets

Cute with an attitude, perfect for New York or your favorite European city. You can pair a leather (or vegan leather) moto or bomber jacket with just about anything, from leggings to a dress, and it'll never go out of style.


Practical, yes, but in a world living for athleisure, also a style statement. Look to your favorite workout brands, like Alo Yoga and Girlfriend Collective, for options you'll love.

Trench Coats

Trench coats are everywhere in the spring—and there's a good reason for that. A belted trench will always make you look sophisticated, even if you're wearing leggings and sneakers.

Denim Jackets

Cropped or oversized, dark wash or light wash, it's an all-American classic that translates all over the world.


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