9 Spring Jacket Trends Fashion People Are Championing

Correct me if I'm wrong but, but we may have just had the first day of the year you can go out without your winter coat. Filled with positivity, you breeze down the street, blue skies and sunshine above you, cloaked in only a light spring jacket. It’s certainly a feeling I look forward to every year, and although we had a glimpse of it a couple of weeks back only to be plunged back into minus temperatures, rest assured real-life spring is on its way, and it’ll soon be time to vacuum-pack all those wool coats for another season (for real this time).

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When that time comes, you won’t want to waste a minute shedding those layers, so preparation is key. That’s why today, I’m here to round up the best spring jackets for women out there right now and report on the nine key trends already showing signs of becoming the most popular for 2023. Whether there’s a gap in your wardrobe and you’re looking to invest in a new style this year or you just need some good old inspiration to shop your own closet, this edit should help either way.

Easy classics like blazers and leather jackets are still going strong, you’ll be pleased to hear, but there are some fresh entries for 2023 that feel really exciting too—like the joyful patchwork trend, chic bouclé and the return of the denim jacket. Whichever style you choose, all of the jackets below are guaranteed to add interest to any simple spring outfits and elevate all your looks in an instant. Keep scrolling to see and shop.

1. Blazers

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Style Notes: Liv proves that blazers aren't just for the office, and as soon as the weather warms up, there's nothing smarter than a structured jacket with shorts and a pair of sandals. (Just make sure you opt for linen over wool).

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2. Bouclé

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Style Notes: A good bouclé jacket can make any outfit look expensive, take it from Julie Sergent Ferreri. This Parisian styling staple has been in the wardrobe's of the best dressed and influential since Coco Chanel and it never goes out of style.

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3. Quilted

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Style Notes: The popularity of the quilted jacket shows no sign of slowing down, and spring is the perfect season for this lightweight style.

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4. Utility

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Style Notes: Utility jackets make for the perfect layer all spring and into summer, too. Dress them down with jeans or up, like Frann did, with a midi skirt.

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5. Denim

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Style Notes: Double denim is back for spring 2024 in a big way—jackets, shirts, jeans, skirt you name it. Wear your faithful jacket with black cigarette trousers, or better yet, why not wear them all at the same time?

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6. Leather

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Style Notes: Francesca Saffari proves that leather jackets work just as well thrown over smart shirts as they do over dresses. Pair with maxi skirts like she's done here for an easy yet polished spring look.

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7. Barn Coat

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Style Notes: A light and easy barn jacket gives off such a cool, relaxed vibe for spring. Whether you live in the country or the city, if you're a fan of elevated basics, it would be rude not to have one in your collection.

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8. Suede


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Style Notes: Whether you opt for fringing or a more tailored blazer style, a suede jacket instantly brings your wardrobe into spring but you'll want to keep it on hand for autumn too.

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9. Patchwork


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Style Notes: Looking for something to jazzing up a simple jeans and T-shirt or vest outfit? You've come to the right place. A kaleidoscope patchwork jacket is made for spring, and you'll feel instantly happier by putting this on in the morning.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.