I’ve been getting some requests for spring jackets and coats, so I decided to put together a Spring Coat Guide for 2022. Spring jackets add an extra layer of interest to your outfits, so it’s nice to have a few if budget and closet space allow.
If you think about it, a lot of times people don’t even see what’s underneath your coat, so it doesn’t really make sense to spend all your time putting an outfit together just to cover it up with the same coat everyday. For that reason, I like to have several coats and jackets for various purposes.
I always make sure to have something appropriate for dressier occasions that might crop up, and then I like to have a few casual options for my daily life. Some spring jackets are worn as outerwear that I remove when I go indoors, and some are part of my outfit. I keep the ones that I consider “outfit completers” in my bedroom closet, and I keep the outerwear downstairs in a coat closet.
Spring Coat Guide 2022
Here are six types of spring coats you may want to have in your closet this year and what styles and colors are trending.
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers… and in most areas of the country, we equate spring with a decent amount of rain. We certainly get our fair share here in Pennsylvania, so having something appropriate for wet weather is essential.
I love a trench coat, but it can feel cumbersome. An anorak or raincoat is the perfect casual alternative. My best tip is to make sure it has a hood so you aren’t obligated to carry an umbrella.
#2. Trench Coat
A classic trench coat is my solution for dressier occasions when it’s raining or I need a light layer, but it can be worn as casual wear too. Don’t be afraid to pull out your trench and throw it on over jeans and a casual t-shirt, or even your gym clothes if you want to elevate your look to run errands after your workout.
I’m still looking for the perfect beige trench. I have a grey one that I like, but I really want a tan one that isn’t too yellowy. Maybe I should just go for a black one and call it a day. Also, be aware that a double breasted style may not be the most flattering. While it’s a little more traditional, I find that I look better in single breasted styles.
#3. Utility Jacket
A utility jacket is great for casual wear when you don’t need rain protection, and it can be outerwear or part of your outfit. These look amazing with jeans and a tee or sweater, but you can throw them on over a casual dress as well. Utility jackets are traditionally olive green, but you can find them in other colors too. I have the one pictured above in black from last year that I wore a lot.
The military style with the drawstring waist is more traditional, but I actually prefer the shorter versions like the one pictured above. These days there are lots of military-inspired styles that aren’t quite as rugged as the originals.
#4. Moto Jacket
I usually think of a moto jacket as a fall or winter jacket, but I love all the softer knit options available right now. Some of these are more moto inspired than others, but I think they’re all great options for spring.
#5. Denim Jacket
A denim jacket is useful all year-round, but I probably wear mine most in the springtime. I don’t usually wear my blue denim jackets with blue jeans, but I’ll wear them with white jeans or any other color.
I also like to have a white denim jacket to wear with blue jeans, and it also lightens up black jeans for spring. And of course there are colors as well. I had a yellow denim jacket last summer that I loved.
#6. Shirt Jacket
Often called a shacket, the shirt jacket is a newer style that has been on the rise over the past few seasons. This is another nice layering option for transition season, and I’m seeing a lot of variations on this theme that aren’t quite so lumber jack as the originals.
I hope this is helpful! Of course not everyone needs all of these, but these are all good styles to consider if you’re feeling like you need another jacket or two to round out your spring wardrobe.
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