31 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

Lindsey Lanquist
31 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate
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April is here! Which is simultaneously exciting and upsetting. Exciting, because it means spring is basically here. Upsetting, because it clearly doesn’t—it snowed in New York this weekend, leaving my April duds skewing more puffer coat than sundress. In times like these, it’s crucial to flesh out our wardrobes with items that delight as much as they serve. Coats, jackets and pants are all on the sartorial menu, because they have to be. So the least we can do is shop spring coats, spring jackets and spring pants—you know, pieces that actually feel spring-worthy despite being totally transitional weather-friendly.

Spring is a weird season for outerwear, because it doesn’t feel like there should be any outerwear involved. Spring means sunny days spent at the park, weekend getaways to the beach, spring breaks, spring flings, spring formals and any other warm-weather activity you can think of. When we think of spring clothes, we call to mind woven wedges, breezy dresses and slinky mini skirts; outerwear doesn’t enter the picture, because it’s been way too involved in the picture for the last five months. Aren’t we done with coats and jackets and cardigans and sweaters already? Damn.

But the truth—whether or not we choose to accept it—is that spring is a fairly chilly season. Every year, long after the technical equinox strikes, lower temperatures manage to pervade (or more precisely, invade) our lives for weeks on end. When a chilly day strikes, won’t we be happier in a coat that feels like spring, even if the weather doesn’t?

I know it feels counterintuitive, but at this point, it’s pretty damn necessary to stock up on spring coats of all kinds. The silver lining? While shopping for cozy, spring-friendly pieces, we can also look ahead and shop lighter-weight, very spring-friendly ones. Warmer temperatures are just around the corner, but until then, we plan to stun in the cutest spring coats on the market.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

1. Quilted Shell Trench Coat, $190 at ASOS

Camel trenches already feel a little spring-y, but they feel even spring-ier when covered in vibrant colorblocks.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

2. Feather Look Jacket, $39.90 at Zara

Because if you have to wear a fuzzy coat in the middle of spring, it better be pink.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

3. Curve Coat, $111 at ASOS

Such a pretty shade of periwinkle you might not even care it’s 40 degrees outside.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

4. Chesterton Trench Coat, $265 at Anthropologie

So you can stay looking sunny even if the weather doesn’t.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

5. I.AM.GIA Pixie Coat, $110 at Revolve

OK, teddy coats are so cute they deserve to transcend seasonality.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

6. Flowy Trench Coat, $89.90 at Zara

The perfect go-to, no matter what you’re wearing.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

7. Leaf Snap Button-Front Rain Coat, $119 at Urban Outfitters

Prepare yourself for all those April showers you keep hearing about.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

8. Rustic Coat, $69.90 at Zara

Especially great for offices that are somehow always too cold.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

9. Belted Trench Coat, $149 at Zara

A trendy trench in one of 2019’s favorite shades.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

10. House of Sunny Faux Patent Crocodile Coat, $260 at Urban Outfitters

Croc-embossed textiles are having a major moment.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

11. Curve Plisse Textured Coat, $95 at ASOS

If cold weather means more time to wear this adorable coat, we’re kind of on board.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

12. Long Printed Coat, $119 at Zara

Maintain your carefully curated spring bohemian aesthetic while staying weather-appropriate.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

13. Hooded Drawstring Parka, $149 at Zara

Looking for your next go-to? We think you’ve just found it.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

14. Colorblock Puffer Jacket, $129 at Urban Outfitters

A little conflicted about the idea of wearing a puffer coat in April. But if you’ve gotta, might as well have something this colorful on hand.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

15. Colorblock Coat, $95 at ASOS

This trench feels distinctly spring-y—catch us in it for the next month and a half.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

16. Mango Faux Fur Jacket, $180 at Anthropologie

Faux fur is totally on the spring sartorial menu—especially when its rendered in such a fun, spring-friendly shade.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

17. Capulet Danna Gingham Belted Trench Coat, $249 at Urban Outfitters

OK, you probably won’t be able to bust this one out for a bit. But it’ll pay to own something so lightweight (and so adorable) once the snow’s gone for good.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

18. Urban Renewal Recycled Patch Jacket, $39.99 at Urban Outfitters

This quilted jacket looks warm—but not overwhelmingly so. Perfect for changing seasons.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

19. River Island Faux Fur Coat, $135 at ASOS

Because when it’s spring, it’s basically impossible to argue against pastel anything.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

20. Belted Frock Coat, $89.90 at Zara

All but guaranteed to energize you every time you look at it.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

21. Dolman Quilted Knit Jacket, $198 at Free People

A quilted jacket fit for beach wear? We can’t imagine anything spring-ier.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

22. Boss Casual Quilted Coat, $504 at ASOS

Another quilted coat that doesn’t feel too quilted for warmer weather.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

23. Fluorescent Menswear Coat, $199 at Zara

At this point, bright colors feel like the easiest way to remain in denial of the cold weather.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

24. Plaid Coat, $129 at Zara

In case you prefer notes of fluorescence to all-fluorescent-everything ensembles.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

25. Quilt Padded Satin Jacket, $71 at ASOS

This would look perfect tossed over your favorite florals.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

26. Faux Suede Double-Breasted Trench Coat, $89.90 at Zara

Suede trenches are ill-fit for winter—because you’d never wear them in the snow. So whip out this beauty and usher spring right on in.

spring coats 17 31 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather Appropriate

27. Jordan Denim Puffer Jacket, $129 at Urban Outfitters

It’s literally a denim puffer coat. Does anything scream “spring” louder than that?

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

28. Longline Lightweight Parka, $64 at ASOS

More striking color, please.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

29. Piccadilly Striped Coat, $230 at Anthropologie

From the cut to the print to the palette, this coat is ready to accompany you everywhere you go this spring.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

30. Harley Faux Suede Trench, $178-180 at Anthropologie

Suede is always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | 23 Spring Coats That Are Equal Parts Stylish and Weather-Appropriate

31. Oversized Textured Pastel Coat, $95 at ASOS

If you won’t give us consistently warm weather, at least give us pastel pink everything.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in March 2019.

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