The answer to the between-the-seasons dressing predicament? Why not try a lightweight duster jacket that’ll provide just the right amount of warmth, give or take a few layers. The longer length of the coat is a nod to the ladylike looks we’ve seen on runways from Gucci to Chanel this season, but don’t get it wrong—the duster coat is anything but demure. Paired with the right proportions (think a miniskirt, platform sandals, or a pair of kick flares and block heels), it instantly adds a wallop of louche flirtatiousness that will warm any spring day.
For a modern look this spring, look for a longline coat in a flowing fabric that hits anywhere from the midi to long range for your hemline. And while we do encourage you to take a chance with a pattern or a brightly colored coat, somehow a neutral duster in an ultra-luxe material feels effortlessly fresh. Here, 16 ways to style a duster jacket this spring—and if you’re feeling so inspired, shop the ones we’ve selected below.