Take your pick (Picture: Asos/Urban Outfitters/Monki/H&M )
Sitting in the sunshine with friends and an Aperol Spritz was the vision that kept most us going through winter lockdown.
And now pubs, restaurants and bars are back open for al fresco dining, it feels like we are slowly edging our way closer back to ‘normality.’
But the unpredictable British weather means we’ve pretty much encountered every single season over the past few weeks. So if you’re heading to the pub gardens this week, it’s a good idea to layer up in case it gets a little chilly.
The good news is that the high street has come through with fashionable-yet-practical spring jackets.
Whether you want to make a statement with a vibrant spring pastel colour, or keep things traditional with a denim jacket, there’s something for everyone.
So, you can finally put away your puffer coat for another year and look forward to the warmer days ahead.
Lilac is everywhere right now (Picture: H&M)
This eye-catching number from H&M comes in one of spring’s most sought-after colours – lilac. The shirt style jacket features lots of lovely extra details such as the collar, buttoned-down front and large chest pockets.
It’s also super lightweight so is ideal for carrying or throwing into a bag if things warm up a bit.
The perfect transitional piece (Picture: Boohoo)
Checked jackets are all over Instagram at the moment and this khaki and white trucker style one is great for adding an extra layer of warmth, while still looking put together.
Something different (Picture: ASOS)
This Topshop number, available at ASOS, is a twist on the traditional leather jacket with its boxy style and padded quilting. The neutral taupe/beige colour also means it pairs easily with all kinds of outfits.
Stand out (Picture: Urban Outfitters)
If you can’t go bold after five months in lockdown, when can you?
This splash tie dye effect jacket will turn heads for all the right reasons – plus you’ll be easy to spot by your friends in pub gardens.
Go neutral (Picture: Mango)
An ecru denim jacket is good for pairing with blue or black jeans – for a more contemporary double denim look. This one from Mango comes with a belt tie, to add shape and to keep you warm if need be.
Keep it simple (Picture: Monki)
Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic. This simple black denim jacket from Monki is timeless and looks perfect paired with all sorts of outfits, whether it’s popped over a dress or with a midi skirt and trainers.
Such a gorgeous shade (Picture: Weekday)
This oversized padded cotton jacket will deliver on warmth on spring evenings when the sun goes down, but the two-way zipper also means that air can be let in easily, when needed. Not to mention the lovely baby blue shade is perfect for this transitional period.
A different way to do leather (Picture: Monki)
A leather jacket is a wardrobe staple for all year round, but this faux variety is the perfect 2021 update on the classic style. The tie-waist belt also works well for giving definition to the slightly oversized fit.
A shorter trench (Picture: ASOS)
In many ways, this ASOS jacket is a miniature version of a trench coat – complete with the tied waist. The puff sleeves add drama while the faux leather gives the piece an expensive feel to it. Any outfit will look instantly smarter with this detailed addition.
An alternative colour choice (Picture: Zara)
Keep it simple yet effective with this light tan jacket – which is a lovely option if you already have blue and black denim ones in your wardrobe.
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