The Jacket Trends That Will Keep You Stylin' All Spring

Spring is on its way to thaw the wintertime freeze and bring a little more sunshine to your days — and that means it's time to stock your transitional wardrobe with jackets that'll keep you warm on nippy mornings and dry during surprise April showers.

The Spring 2023 collections offered several exciting trends, many of which combined utilitarianism and comfort with experimentation, such as Altuzarra's seamless incorporation of easygoing denim or Sandy Liang's structured take on balletcore. This season's poppy colors, 3D textures, and athletic details are not only fun but super wearable. Still, if you're not ready to jump into the trends with both feet, outerwear is an easy way to give them a try (while staving off goosebumps, of course).

Whether you prefer soft and feminine, sporty and casual, or dopamine-dressing hues, there's something for everyone this season. Here are the top jacket trends to add to your spring closet.

Racing jackets

While the classic leather motorcycle jacket is always in style, celebrities and influencers can't get enough of its sportier cousin, the racing jacket. These outfit toppers are covered in patches, stripes, and logos, similar to the jackets worn by professional moto racers. Depending on your personal style, grab one that's boxy and oversized, cropped and fitted, or anywhere in between.

Go-big-or-go-home denim

Jeans may be the staple piece you grab when you're not sure what else to wear, but this year, denim is ready to move into the spotlight. Expect to see denim trends taking over your wardrobe, including your outerwear. Though denim jackets are a must every spring, this year they're bigger and better. Look for oversized styles and long trench coat versions that are easy to throw on over literally anything.

Vibrant leather

Black leather (or faux leather) jackets are great and all, but if yours is feeling a bit stale, swap it with a bright and bold one instead. Vibrant colors like fuchsia, lime green, and purple bring the standard leather jacket into springtime while freshening up any neutrals you may be wearing underneath. Or, alternatively, play with poppy jackets by combining them with equally vivid bottoms and tees, as Teen Vogue's Aiyana Ishmael did in the look seen here.

Bomber jackets 2.0

The bomber jacket might just be one of the most versatile jacket styles around — which could explain why it was rated the top outerwear trend in a recent Glam survey. And with new iterations making the rounds in fashion, it might be easier to pull off than ever, no matter what aesthetic you gravitate toward. Scroll through Instagram or browse clothing stores and you'll find bomber jackets that are cropped, puffy, furry, embellished, and brightly colored. The only problem is deciding which one to add to your closet.

Tailored menswear-inspired vests

Vests have been having a moment for a while, starting with the sweater vest trend a few seasons back. Now vests are growing up and moving into more tailored territory. This shift began in 2022, when style influencers (fashion editor Eliza Grace Huber is one example) were regularly seen rocking fitted, menswear-inspired vests. Expect to see more of these borrowed-from-the-boys pieces worn alone as tops or layered under blazers on chilly spring days.

Cotton candy jackets

Fluffy outerwear may be most appropriate during the winter, but it deserves a place in your spring wardrobe, too. Jackets in faux fur and teddy textures are perfect for transitional weather days, adding just the right amount of warmth. To protest the lingering chill and overcast, opt for candy hues like soft pink and baby blue. Even if the flowers aren't unveiling all their colors just yet, that doesn't mean that you can't.