8 chic spring jackets to buy now
Yes, the weather right now is abysmal for May, but look on the bright side: it's the perfect excuse to purchase one of these gorgeous spring jackets.
If you tend to steer away from bold prints but want to step out of your comfort zone, then this lightweight printed jacket from Oxford-based Vanilla is happy medium in muted cream with a subtle floral design. Pair with gold bangles and layered necklaces to nail boho chic.
Rain, rain, stay!
April showers have rolled on into May so a rain jacket is a must. Available in various designs, lengths and 16 colours (plus leopard print if you really want to stop traffic), this Flotte anorak is ultra-light, windproof and perfect for the unpredictable British weather. Available from Henley-based Fluidity2.
Parisian chic? Yes please! Get two looks for the price of one with this quilted reversible jacket from hush in pretty paisley print. Style with neutrals and denim to make the pattern pop.
The checked shacket is ubiquitous on the high street right now and we’re loving this longline take on the trend from Henley boutique Cara, plus it hits all the right style notes with it’s sage threads.
Hey, cowgirl! From Sandro Paris, this short fringed coatigan will instantly add interest to your outfit with its Western-inspired exaggerated fringe detail. Yes, it’s an investment, but do we need it? Hell yeah!
This relaxed fit kimono with dropped shoulders and flared sleeves can be thrown over shorts and t-shirt to instantly add the chic factor on a breezy evening. And the clincher? It’s part of Mango’s Committed range that uses sustainable fibres in production.
Pretty in pink
Faux leather in spring/ summer? Yep, it can be done if you invest in a shacket (shirt + jacket, obvs). We love this dusky pink option from chic, Scandi brand Monki.
A trench is a wardrobe staple and this one from Uniqlo will stay in style for years to come with its classic cut and colour.
A sweet, summery update on a classic denim jacket, this patchwork-style number from Free People will look great thrown over a summery dress or – *gasp* – paired with denim shorts. Double denim’s here to stay people, get used to it! Available from Anthropologie.