The Spring Switch Up

Caitlan Moneta -

Much like the emergence of winter’s padded puffers, spring’s jaunty jackets warmly welcome the new season. In fact, they are the truest sign of the seasonal switch, making their grand debut before the first bud bursts open and the red-bellied robin returns. 

A lightweight spring coat belongs in everyone’s outerwear arsenal. The trick lies in finding a style that feels both exciting and essential. Luckily, there’s no shortage of sophisticated options. 

When updating your collection of transitional coats, look to neutrals for their endless styling potential. At Mackage, their 2-in-1 hooded trench features a removable bib made from sustainable down to protect you from the elements on cooler days. Herno dips into the greyscale with a waterproof shell that is roomy enough to layer with thick knits until the weather warms up.  

Taking over where your warmest winter layer left off, Ilse Jacobsen’s sleek diamond and chevron quilting is miles away from jet-puffed padding. The same line of thinking applies at Max Mara Weekend, where their oversize hooded style comes in an enticing midnight blue.  

Elsewhere, Adroit Atelier’s hip-hitting ‘Noulie’ jacket, elevates everyday dressing with its funnel collar and peplum cut, while Mackage’s version has a sporty drawstring and zippered pockets for instant polish on pared back days.  

If you're looking to make a statement, consider Herno’s lipstick red taffeta topper. Shrugged over colourblocked brights or tempered with neutrals, this coat epitomizes the relaxed elegance the label is known for. Meanwhile, Ilse Jacobsen’s iridescent raincoats are sure to draw attention. With a feminine fit and a glossy finish, they are ideal for warding off inclement weather in high style.