Light spring jacket

Light spring jacket outfit with striped tee, skinny jeans, gold flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell Outbound light spring jacket casual outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual spring outfit with army green utility jacket, skinny jeans, gold flats — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Army green utility jacket spring outfit with red and blue striped tee — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Gold flats casual spring outfit with light spring jacket — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

My favorite aspect of the transitional seasons (spring and fall) is the opportunity to add outer layers to complete my outfits. The 60 to 70°F temperatures are optimal for cardigans, blazers, and light jackets. Layers keep outfits from feeling stale, even if I’m re-wearing the same old pieces in new outfits. I look forward to layering after a winter filled with simple sweaters and denim (which are then covered by a heavy coat to keep warm…ha).

This outfit is all about the light spring jacket. I love a good light jacket, and I have four that I rotate through regularly depending on the outfit, the weather, and my mood: an army green utility jacket as shown here, a short tan trench coat (last seen here), a charcoal grey suede moto jacket (last seen here), and a black faux leather jacket (last seen here). Other popular light spring jacket options include the trusty denim jacket (always wanted one but have yet to find the right one), bomber jacket, tweed jacket, and knit jacket. If you’re in the market, I included a widget below featuring some light spring jackets worth browsing, including four that are similar to the jackets I wear the most.

My army green utility jacket is old from Madewell but I still love to wear it at this time of year when the weather allows. I paired it here with my multicolored striped tee (the perfect basic-with-a-twist), grabbed a comfortable pair of skinny jeans, and finished the look with my metallic gold flats. This would also go well with my kick crop jeans in bone (creamy white) instead of the skinny jeans, but I opted to go with the slimmer leg to balance the jacket on top.

Are you all about the light spring jacket? What’s your favorite style to wear?


Madewell jacket / old; similar (last seen here)
Uniqlo tee / old; similar short sleeve options by H&M or & Other Stories
Madewell jeans / old; similar
J.Crew flats / old; similar by Sam Edelman
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact