The Only Outerwear Trend I'll Be Wearing This Spring

Sometime around 2011, I stumbled across a vintage mid-calf, lightweight black leather coat whose cuffs and collar were lined in faux fur. At the time, it was the furthest I could get from my daily uniform of Charlotte Russe sweaters and American Eagle denim. But there was something alluring about the coat (maybe it's the fact that it was the chicest looking thing I had ever encountered) that compelled me to buy it. I like to think it was that moment that cemented my style transition from a beach-going L.A. native to the more sophisticated New York style I've come to adopt.

As my style changed, so too did my opinions on leather jackets. Far too often we think of a leather jacket as your everyday classic moto, but this upcoming spring is proving that the material is so much more versatile than you might imagine. Leather blazers, leather shackets, leather puffer coats, leather trench coats… I feel like a kid in a candy store rifling through all of the leather outerwear options that are hitting the shelves.

Suffice it to say, this outwear trend is the only one I'll be wearing this spring. Not a bad idea considering there are enough iterations to last me until the summer solstice. Shop ahead to see the 25 leather coats you should start stocking up on, stat.

Puffers

This coat manages to look both cozy and chic at the same time.

Finally a puffer coat we're actually excited to wear.

Forget the moto jacket—the leather puffer is the new spring staple.

Blazers

This buttery soft blazer is the perfect lightweight jacket for spring.

We love a blazer that will look just as good paired with jeans and a basic white tee as it will in the boardroom.

This relaxed-fit blazer is crop top–approved.

Shackets

Anything Kendall Jenner can wear, I can attempt to wear better.

Excuse me while I just buy this entire head-to-toe ensemble.

Longline Coats

Longline leather trench coats are what fully sold me on the leather outerwear trend.

Can the upcoming The Matrix 4 film give Neo a chic white leather coat upgrade?

Belted Jackets

The ideal throw-on-and-go jacket for when the spring weather can't make up its mind.

Attention designers, please make more leather jackets in this color!

Cropped Jackets

I'm now convinced I need a cropped blazer in my life.

I could count the many ways I love this shearling trimmed jacket, but unfortunately, the word count would be too damn high.

I'll be wearing this cropped cutie with all of my miniskirts come spring.

Oversize-Fit Jackets

The classic moto jacket gets a modern upgrade.

I'm of the mind that Ganni can do no wrong. This faux-leather jacket just proves my theory.

This vintage-inspired silhouette is made cooler with the sleeve-tie detailing.