These are 4 must-have timeless spring jackets you need to have in your collection

Investment-worthy pieces you can wear for years.

How to dress for transitional weather? A million-dollar question no one knows the answer to. Okay, we are exaggerating, but seriously you can never get it right. So sometimes it’s better to stick to one fail-free piece.

And during the transitional season, a lightweight spring jacket is that one.

A perfect spring jacket is functional, endlessly versatile and easy to throw on – a staple that can make an entire outfit.

The key piece? More like 4; all classic essentials that never really go out of style. Although we could probably add a few more to the list, we decided to keep it mindful and only include timeless investment-worthy pieces you can wear year after year.

So when we finally get the proper change to leave the house and enjoy the season, we want to be ready. Here it is:

A neutral trench

Think nudes and beiges are only reserved for fashion non-risk takers? Think again. These neutrals deserve a bit more credit as often being underrated; they might be basic but they definitely have a lot of character, especially a classic trench coat.

How to wear it?

Bring neutrals back to life by pairing it with just about anything really. Black tailored trousers and white trainers seem like a perfect smart casual combo for the office, while jeans or a midi skirt add a bit of playfulness to a rather classic, yet so versatile piece of outerwear.

Black biker jacket

Surely, black is pretty much a failsafe option you can’t go wrong with. So what is it in a classic biker jacket that makes it so exciting and iconic?

Its versatility and the fact that you can wear it day-to-night, for start. Also, it’s so timeless that you can wear your mum’s old biker jacket without anyone noticing that isn’t brand new.

How to wear it?

Jeans to start, paired with some ankle boots or neutral flats. But smart wide-leg or high-waisted trousers are a no brainer too as a polished and sophisticated work-friendly alternative.

Tailored blazer

Technically not a jacket, still, a good old blazer deserves a title of a true timeless essential that needs to be in your wardrobe all year long.

Single or double-breasted, look for structured design (with or without padded shoulders) that won’t easily lose its shape so it’s suitable for multiple occasions. If unsure which colour is the right for you, stick to black and beige – both shades are super wearable and versatile no matter the season.

How to wear it?

Blazer is perfect for layering – it looks good on its own paired with a feminine top, as well as layered under a trench coat or biker jacket.

Worn over a dress, it can be a great (and chic!) cover-up for chilly spring nights, not to mention a sophisticated part of a wedding guest outfit. If thinking casual, style it with jeans, leather looking trousers or flowy midi skirt and trainers. 

Denim jacket

Denim has always been a classic of a casual style, and a denim jacket is nothing but a leader in this trend.

If looking for something that is as versatile as timeless, you should look for either a dark or light vintage wash and slightly oversized design. It always stands the test of time.

How to wear it?

The blue denim will work wonderfully with neutral tones – go for beige bottoms paired with a plain top and comfy white trainers for a casual look. If in need of a smart office or event-approved outfit, mules or simple pair of black loafers never disappoint.

Denim on denim is an option too – if you don’t want to go over the top, stick to basics such as plain white or black tee and similar colour jeans.

Alternatively, you can mix dark and light, but try to avoid distressed or too trendy denim in order to get that endlessly charming Parisian-inspired look.

Finally, a good wardrobe is all about balance. Take the most out of your existing collection. If needed, invest in one good jacket instead of many. Play around with colours and prints to give your pieces a breath of fresh air every time.


Editor’s note: Feature image via Tim da-Rin/Flaunter.