6 Coats for Spring

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Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee / Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hayes Wash / J. Crew Perfect Rain Jacket / Madewell Transport Tote / Seychelles Total Relaxation Slide / Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Mesh Strap Watch in Rose Gold / Ray-Ban Original Aviators

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Chilly mornings, warm afternoons. The spring season is always such a weird time weather-wise and figuring out what to wear when it’s 40 degrees in the morning and 65 degrees by lunch is no joke. The key to staying comfortable, no matter the weather? Lots of layers. From timeless basics and comfy denim to lightweight jackets, you’ll be prepared for any weather spring throws at you.

And if you’re like me, warm winter coats are more important to you and the lightweight transition coats are always something that gets put on the back burner, making it ten times more difficult to be prepared for the moody AF spring weather.

Are you ready to ditch your heavy coats and replace them with lighter-weight options? Here are the six coats that will get you through the weather spring throws your way.

1. Trench Coats

The quintessential spring jacket, the trench coat is timeless and will elevate any outfit. Pair yours with sweats for a chic athleisure look, with your favorite dress, or with your favorite t-shirt and sneakers. 

2. Rain Jackets

Let’s face it: spring is a wet season. Having a good rain jacket that will keep you dry during the rainy months is a non-negotiable. I love this one from J. Crew — it comes in a bunch of different colors and is a good lightweight coat to wear even on sunny days!

3. Denim Jacket

Another timeless jacket, denim jackets are a great option to get you through spring, summer, and fall. They’re easy to style, go with everything, and there are now other trendy denim jacket styles, making the classic jacket that much better. 

4. Utility Jacket

I don’t know about you, but I am a sucker for a good utility jacket. They’re casual, perfect for the weekends, and look better and better with more wear. I’ve had this J. Crew one for a few years now and I’m thinking of updating it this spring!

5. Quilted Jacket

I’ve seen more and more quilted jackets lately and I have to say – I’m obsessed! Cozy and lightweight, they’re the perfect jacket to pair with a cotton sundress, your favorite jeans and a classic pair of sneakers, or with leggings for early morning errands!

6. Moto Jacket

Moto jackets are typically more of a fall piece, but when you pick the right fabrics and colors, they’re a great option for spring! I love that they elevate a casual outfit and are a little edgier than your typical spring jacket.

What are your favorite jackets to wear in spring?

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Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee / Madewell 10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hayes Wash / J. Crew Perfect Rain Jacket / Madewell Transport Tote / Seychelles Total Relaxation Slide / Daniel Wellington Classic Petite Mesh Strap Watch in Rose Gold / Ray-Ban Original Aviators

Photography By: Molly J Photography

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  1. 3.18.20
    Lizzie said:

    Love all of these coat styles! I think my favorite is the trench. I just got a cute pink one that wear all the time!


    • 3.18.20
      Rachel said:

      Ouuu! Love pink coats for spring!

  2. 3.18.20
    rebecca said:

    Spring here has been SO insane!! 80 degrees one day and 50 the next! all the spring coats just keep piling up inside my car lol. I am definitely in the market for a new rain jacket, though – love your picks!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com

    • 3.18.20
      Rachel said:

      The weather makes it so difficult to shop for!

  3. 3.18.20
    Lee said:

    Great finds! Ive been looking for a new trench coat for spring so Im definitely checking some of these out!

    • 3.18.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Lee!

  4. 3.19.20

    Love layering and having all the options…great resource and love the lineup! xoxo, Sarah

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Sarah!

  5. 3.19.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    Six fabulous styles that are definitely needed! I tried the Everlane quilted jacket and wanted to love it but it made me look like a sumo wrestler haha. Need to try out some of the other ones you shared.

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Oh no! That’s the worst! I’m ordering a few today and will keep you in the loop with the best ones 😉

  6. 3.19.20
    Stephanie said:

    I realized the other day that I have a utility/rain coat in the back of my closet aht I had no clue existed hahah! It was quite the discovery! Now, I just need to get myself a good puffer/quilted coat and I think I’ll be 100% set. So many great options here!

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Yes!! Love a good clothing discovery. I need to order a few coats that aren’t olive green, I already have too many!

  7. 3.19.20
    Rach said:

    Totally into all 6 different types of Spring coats! I especially love a good trench coat. They always look so chic!


    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Aren’t they the best!? They make any outfit look FAB!

  8. 3.19.20
    Diana said:

    I love the coat you’re wearing in these photos! Denim jackets are a favourite of mine, I just thrifted one and am so excited to wear it.


    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Diana!! Denim jackets are definitely a must-have, they last FOREVER!

  9. 3.19.20
    darleen said:

    Every one needs a utility jacket and love the one you are wearing! The best Spring staple piece. Such a good line up of coats!

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Darleen!!

  10. 3.19.20
    Ellese said:

    Quilted coats are some of my favorite jackets for Spring! Love this round up babe. XO, Ellese


    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      They’re so cozy and chic!

  11. 3.19.20
    Em said:

    I love your utility coat – I love mine too & wear it all the time, especially in spring!

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Emily! I love the masculine feel they add to an outfit!

  12. 3.19.20
    greta said:

    I need a good rain jacket for spring! It’s rained here for the past two weeks!

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Even though they’re not as comfortable, a heavy rubber rain jacket is the way to go!

  13. 3.20.20
    Helen said:

    I LOVE those trench options, thanks so much for sharing some great finds!

    Stay safe!

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Helen! I hope you’re staying safe and healthy!

  14. 3.24.20

    Yes indeed we all need one of each of these!

    Allie of

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Right!? So perfect for spring!

  15. 3.26.20
    Jamaria said:

    These are all such stylish jackets! Perfect for spring transitioning because we definitely have some cooler evenings. Xo

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Right!? The spring weather is always so unpredictable and all of these jackets are SO needed!

  16. 3.26.20

    Love the coat you are wearing 🙂

    HUgs from NYC

    • 3.29.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Monica!

  17. 3.31.20
    Chelsea said:

    Love using a light rain jacket; but it’s already up in the 80’s here in Texas! I’ve brought out the tank tops and shorts haha.