Hello, Spring! It’s been a while since we last saw you. And what’s a better way to celebrate you than talk about the most important winter-to-spring transition piece: Spring jackets 2022 edition. It doesn’t matter if you bring along those April showers ‘cuz we love May flowers. And we also love milder temps, blue skies, longer days, and sunshine. Then there are all those Spring celebrations you generously host:
So, yes, it’s more than okay if we have to battle crazy weather in the short term. No problemo! Especially when you have Spring jackets on hand. Come on in Spring and enjoy your stay.
It’s Sunday, ladies, which means it’s time for one of our epic roundups taken from the archives. Today, we’re talking about essential Spring jackets that help transition the season in style. My tried-and-true Classic Spring jackets are:
You know the name of the game: for each jacket type, I’ve put together a widget you can shop directly. Today’s retailers include:
Per usual, denim makes my list. Look for dark rinse, light rinse, oversized or fitted. For summer, add a denim vest for variety. Honestly, a traditional denim jacket is the perfect third layer all through Spring and Fall. Jean jackets also come in other colors and patterns.
Style tip. Wear your jean jacket with a graphic tee or white denim and roll the sleeves for a casual look.
Of course, an iconic trenchcoat makes my 2022 spring jackets. It’s an iconic statement piece. The classic khaki trenchcoat hails all the way back to WWI. Trenchcoats receive lots of love and updates from fashion designers every year. An easy way to update your closet and stay modern and relevant is with a fresh spin on the traditional trenchcoat.
Style tip. A classic way to wear a trench is unbuttoned with the belt cinched at the waist. Or tie the belt in the back for variety. Who doesn’t like choices?
This little baby is a hard-working transition piece in those early days of spring or fall when the weather can be unpredictable. Wear it with a feminine skirt. Opposites always attract. It’s the yin and yang of fashion.
Style tip. A long-sleeve stripe tee looks fabulous with a utility jacket, as do graphic tees. Don’t forget to add a colorful scarf if the weather is chilly.
A moto/biker/leather jacket works just like a blazer but with an edge. Y’all know I love a good moto jacket, which is why it always lands on my Spring jackets list. Or Fall, for that matter. It’s an iconic classic that helps span the seasons.
Style tip. Drape it over a dress for the evening or wear it with your favorite pair of blue jeans in the daytime.
Rain, rain go away. The classic raincoat, ’cause sometimes in Athens it just rains for a week straight.
Style tip. Get colorful and have fun!
One reason I always reach for a lightweight jacket is that they add warmth without the bulk. Nowadays, a lightweight down jacket can easily slip into your tote or handbag when not in use.
Style tip. Lightweight jackets are the perfect choice when traveling, especially by air. They’
Who remembers windbreakers? As a young girl and teenager, this was my jacket of choice. Even as an adult, I’ve had an affinity for windbreakers that slip over your head with kangaroo pockets.
Years ago, I had an orange windbreaker from Talbots that I wore non-stop. Mr. Style finally intervened and asked if I had any other jackets I could possibly wear…
Style tip: Much like raincoats, have fun with this jacket. They’re an easy way, low-stakes way to incorporate color into your wardrobe.
Some of you may be scratching your heads wondering why a blazer made my Spring jackets list. But blazers are the perfect third layer on a mild Spring day. A tailored blazer will always bring spit and polish to any outfit. But a deconstructed blazer has a looser fit and feels like you’re wearing an oversized sweater.
Style tip. If you’re a prepster like me, nothing beats a blazer and jeans.
Last week was easy on the wallet week as they say. We welcomed in Spring with
both from Scoop at Walmart.
We just posted a new DAILY LOOK, so make sure to check it out. Daily Looks is a really simple feature: a dedicated photo feed of my daily outfits. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
speechless. Can not tell you witch I like best!!!
happy spring, gloria!
Great looks, Beth! Tell me about the pink sweater and pink/green dotted scarf shown with the green utility jacket. I love the scarf. Where is it from? Is the sweater pink cashmere? I also like looking at the handbags. Where/when did you purchase the Louis Vuitton speedy bag? It will never go out of style. Thank you.
I always look forward to your posts and this did not disappoint. You always look great no matter what you wear. I have all but a lightweight puffer jacket. In fact I did buy the blue Scoop moto jacket after you posted it a few weeks ago. You said I’d love it and I do.
You are the jacket queen! Endless array. Some really great ones.
Beth, I love everything you wear and style and have very similar taste! Your hair is fantastic and inspired me to go gray with a little assist from my stylist. I will turn 66 in April and still work full time so I enjoy fashion as much as I did when I was teenager. I remember reading the same magazines from cover to cover multiple times and have never been afraid of color. Talbots is my go to store. Thank you for showing women that they can continue to care!!! P.s. I too am on the verge of knee replacement and am inspired by his well you managed your journey❣
You’ve chosen all my favorites! And I love those lightweight jackets for travel because you can wear them under a trench/raincoat and have a warmer alternative on a cold day. Great post!
You’ve given me lots of ideas Beth on how to wear several jackets that I have! Thank you so much for this post. Happy Spring! 🐣
What a terrific post!So many great classic combinations with your usual elegance and simplicity. These ideas are inspiring for outfits for the milder Autumn/Winter season in Australia too.
What a great post, Beth. So many cute options! I especially like the lavender gingham denim jacket. I might need to add one to my collection of many jackets! 😀
love all your jacket options. Love the plaid raincoat as I need to update mine.
So cute! From the picture it looks like it is blue, brown and white? Hope so I ordered it.
Wow – I love all these looks. I own one of each of these – accumulated over a few years. I consider all of these to be true classics and when you buy good quality and with good care they will last years. I wore a red quilted jacket the other day that I told my husband I had owned about 15+ years! It is still on trend and looks like new. After working in a very conservative profession for years and wearing mostly suits and heels, I have revamped my entire wardrobe and I’m enjoying fashion more than ever. I throughly enjoyed this post.
I love the Pi Phi arrow pin!
Me too! Is it an official pin? And If not—where did you get it?
Pi Phi love
Hi! No, it isn’t an official Pi Phi pin but I’m always on the lookout for angels or arrows. Unfortunately, his pin is quite old. Ring Ching!
I really like your hair in green utility jacket with the pink sweater and scarf. Love the whole outfit.
Where oh where can I get some medium weight graphic tees? I love the yellow one with the green jacket you wear in one picture. I can’t wear thin or light weight ones. Help!!! 😬
I love your daily emails but I wanted to let you know that I may unsubscribe because of the number of ads I have to scroll through to see all your info. The new small ad in the upper right corner is especially irritating. I know this is probably how you’re making additional money but just thought I would share my feedback. I love the photos and information you share. Thank you for that!
completely understand. it takes quite a bit of manpower to run a blog of this size, including the email subscription. ads are commonplace these days to subsidize free content. but we will roll out a subscription model sooner rather than later this year, where you will have the choice of ad-free content.
In your top picture, you show an arrow pin… I am a Pi Phi and an arrow is our symbol… May I ask you where you bought it… I love he size…
Ring Ching! Iowa Zeta here. Unfortunately, the arrow pin is quite old and I don’t have a similar to link.
I’m a jacket freak, so this is nirvana for me 🙂
Great job and round-up, Beth!
I keep coming back to this post. Great inspiration for our approaching Autumn. We have a mild Mediterranean style winter climate and layering is key. I love a short trench coat and have a variety in purple suede, red and chocolate brown. I’ve never been drawn to the denim or Moto jackets and having worn blazers at school for years, I avoid them too. You look amazing in these items but there are plenty of other options that I love and feel comfortable in. Thank you for such a comprehensive post.
I particularly enjoy how you style these items with the colour combinations and attention to the accessories including belts, bags and shoes.
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