The #1 Item on My Spring Shopping List Is Actually Something I Can Wear All Year

best lightweight jackets


Aimee Song

Summer refuses to get here any faster (annoying, I know), so I've decided to fully embrace this weird in-between weather where it's not exactly freezing out, but I'm also not hanging out on my best friend's awesome rooftop drinking rosé yet either (again, annoying). This is about the time my shopping priorities usually shift toward layering, meaning I'm on the hunt for ideal third pieces.

A good jacket is practical while the evenings remain chilly, yes, but don't underestimate its ability to take an outfit from "whatever" to "wait, wow" in a matter of seconds. I like to think of them as the superheroes of spring, and after seeing this awesome leather jacket from cool-girl brand L'Agence on Aimee Song, these nine are currently topping my list. (Sidenote: I'm also a big big fan of the brand's dresses for reasons that will be obvious upon clicking here.)

A leather jacket, skinny jeans, and a T-shirt is pretty much the L.A. girl's uniform year-round. However, in spring, it's a lifesaver for making any daytime outfit instantly evening appropriate.

I love this unexpected version of a tuxedo blazer. It would be so chic with this particular pair of ultra-dark straight jeans, don't you think?

Dark denim is a major trend for spring, and I recommend starting with this.

A classic black blazer is a must in any wardrobe (not to state the obvious), but lately I've been into modern iterations that feature just a single button for my everyday looks.

This slightly longer military-style jacket has all of the coolest details: stripes, zippers, gold buttons, and pockets.

And should you desire to give your everyday black leather jacket a much-deserved break, this powder-blue suede one should do the trick.

Another black blazer I'm eyeing that I'd argue is anything but "basic."

Here's a cool cropped version of that other white jacket I've now convinced you is a spring must-have. Decisions, decisions…

This blazer only looks like denim; it's actually a really chic tweed material.

The rough hem and soft color are a welcome juxtaposition on this fun denim jacket I can't wait to wear over a maxi dress.

If you're thinking But that's a wrap dress, you're right—but it's also a really chic duster when worn open.