By now, you've probably heard us mention the "third piece" more times than you can count. On the off-chance that you haven't, or if you need a quick refresher, a third piece is an added element to your outfit (aside from, say, your pants, top, skirt, or dress, and shoes) that gives it a little something extra and makes your look feel more styled. So why are we mentioning this again now? Because today we've rounded up 16 of the ultimate third pieces for spring in the form of light jackets. It sounds like a no-brainer, but if you don't have one (or a couple) that you love just yet, we highly suggest adding one to your wardrobe, because nothing makes it easier to look stylish this season.
Shop our picks below, and thank us later!
Swap your go-to blazer for a linen version this season.
Statement sleeves, still going strong.
Get the most out of this jacket by also wearing it as a top.
White is the perfect spring upgrade to the denim jacket.
Patent leather is one of our favorite trends of the season.
J.Crew knows good outerwear.
For those who like everything to have a feminine touch.
No words for this beauty.
Get the Leandra Medine–inspired tweed look by way of this Veronica Beard stunner.
Everything is better in pink this spring!
If the full robe trend is too out-there for you, try a kimono.
This seemingly simple blazer is rife with details, starting at the sleeves.
Wear this with all-white for maximum impact.
Fact: Every girl needs a great trench.
This is how you transition velvet into spring.