My Top Picks for a Stylish Spring Transition: Jackets

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably itching to ditch that heavy winter coat. I’ve been wanting to leave it in the closet since the very first few daffodils popped up – but I’ve lived in England long enough to know better. While there are still bound to be some chilly days ahead of us, it does feel like spring sunshine is just around the corner.

After months of wooly jumpers, gloves and boots it can be difficult to make the transition. The shops have out their spring collections but I find this time of year it’s best to only add a few new pieces and get the most out of the clothes you already own.

The easiest way to do that? Add a few new jackets into the mix. From classics to trendy seasonal updaters, these pieces will allow you to wear your winter clothes on chilly days, summer clothes on warmer days but still look stylish and chic until autumn!

1) Choose Blush

It’s one of the best colours this season, in my professional opinion! There’s a shade of blush that will suit everyone and it goes so well with the neutral basics you should already have in your wardrobe.

There are plenty of different styles you can choose from – keep it simple with a cardigan; for smarter occasions a blazer can’t be beat; a duster jacket or mac is a timeless option; or my personal fave – a textured jacket.

Shop (from left to right): Zara, £69.99; H&M, £29.99; Topshop, £85; Zara, £79.99; ASOS, £40


2) The Leather Jacket

A classic that you can justify investing in. Chances are you already have a biker jacket in your closet, but if like me you don’t, take your time to find the perfect fit.

I highly recommend going for a simple real leather one. It’s a style that has lasted through the test of time and quality leather will only get better with age.

For a new spin on the classic, stay away from black. 

Shop now (left to right): Zara £99.99; Topshop £165 ; Warehouse £195 ; Whistles £350 ; Warehouse £59


3) Bombers

This is the trendy choice of the season. All the high street shops (and high end designers) have them so it will be easy to find one that suits. From a simple solid colour to a chic satin print – there are tonnes of options!

What I love about this style is how it can really add to a basic t-shirt and jeans combo. Plus it works well on all ages, case in point, bomber jacket super-fan, Mary Berry!

Shop: M&S, £59; Ted Baker, £259; Banana Republic, £64.99; New Look, £34.99; Zara, £39.99


4) A Khaki Shirt

Another classic. This one can be a little trickier to pull off… there’s a fine line between looking effortlessly cool and looking like a quirky art teacher.

How to avoid the latter? Keep clothing simple and accessorise with finesse – cool trainers and one piece of statement jewellery. Avoid chunky wooden beads and support shoes! The good news? This piece will literally go with your entire wardrobe.

Shop: Topshop, £39; H&M, £24.99; Zara, £39.99; Boden, £79.50; Hush, £65


5) Blazers

Once again, a classic! (Noticing a trend here… like how easy it is to update your wardrobe?!) But don’t just go for black or navy – ‘spring-it-up’ with a bright colour, textured fabric or stripes!

Shop: Jaeger, £150; Banana Republic, £150; ASOS, £18; Maison Scotch, £150; Oasis, £45

All these styles are classic enough to become staples in your wardrobe for seasons to come. Choose a couple jackets based on your personal style and what you already own then have some fun and experiment. 

If you need any help getting your style up to scratch this season, I’d love to help. Check out my personal styling website for the services I offer or get in touch to discuss.

My final tip for the spring transition… don’t forget the brolly!