Updated: May 4, 2019
If you’re anything like me, you’re (im)patiently waiting for warmer weather and are counting down the days until it’s finally warm enough to break out your summer dresses again. Unfortunately, winter is still winding down and springtime in Canada still requires a certain degree of dressing for warmth.
Enter the transitional jacket – the perfect piece to wear as a layer under your warmer coats now and on its as the temperature rises. To help give you a head start on your upcoming spring wardrobe, I’ve put together a list of the newest and best of these versatile jackets to wear now and into the coming season.
Hacked Off Denim Cropped Jacket
Questionable name aside, this updated denim jacket from TOPSHOP would make the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Its raw edge and boxy cut can be worn over a chunky knit now, and over a flowing sundress once the warmer weather hits.
This candy coloured puffer is just the right shade of pink to add a pop of colour to any dull grey day. It’ll keep you warm now and keep you looking stylish in the early days of spring.
Faux Suede Coat
This wrap coat is the epitome of chic, and provides just the right backdrop for a winter white outfit. It’s lightweight and versatile enough for multi-season wear, so you’ll be sure to get a lot of use out of this coat.
Acne Studios Nylon Oda Bomber Jacket
Proof that Millennial Pink isn’t going anywhere, this bomber jacket is giving off total 90’s J. Lo vibes. Pair it with some hoop earrings and you’ll be feeling like Jenny from the block in no time.
Embrace your inner Meghan Markle in this chic beige jacket. It’ll look great with a monochromatic outfit as a layering piece throughout the rest of the Winter and into Spring.
Zip-Front Colourblock Windbreaker
This retro-inspired jacket incorporates Spring 2019’s it colour, lime green, to ensure you stand out from the crowd. Its sporty vibe would look great with a knit beanie now, or with a baseball cap to shield you from the sun.
Maryse Leather Jacket
Canadian outerwear company Mackage definitely knows its way around our fickle weather, and their Maryse jacket has a removable fur collar for added versatility.
Another trend to get in on now is animal print, which this coat from H&M fully embraces. Its collarless silhouette and zipper detail set it apart from other similar coats on the market, and its price can’t be beat when it comes to outerwear.