9 lightweight jackets to never leave the house without

The unpredictable weather can make it tricky to know what to wear; thankfully, these mid-season jackets make it a whole lot easier. 

Navigating the days between bright, glorious sunshine and seemingly never-ending rain can be sartorially tricky. Picture the scene: it’s a sunny day and your spring wardrobe is screaming out to be worn, but stepping outside you realise it’s just not warm enough to get away with a white shirt or a T-shirt sans jacket.

Thank us later, but we’ve got the answer to your wardrobe dilemmas: enter the mid-season jacket. 

In other words, a lightweight extra layer that will give you warmth and much-needed adverse weather protection during unpredictable spring days. They’re also perfect thrown in a tote bag for sunny afternoons that extend into crisp evenings – whether that be a brisk walk or a picnic in the park.

From chic denim throw-on styles to crisp and cool shackets, Stylist has found a mid season jacket fit to transform any spring wardrobe. 

Best mid-season jackets

  • Warehouse jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Warehouse

    For an effortless update, this popper style with double pocket detail is the one. The classic, neutral hue will go with everything in your existing wardrobe. 

    Shop Western jacket at Warehouse, £59.25 (previously £79)


  • & Other Stories jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: & Other Stories

    How dreamy is this jacket? & Other Stories has created the perfect cropped style that’ll work just as well with jeans as it will over a printed floral frock. Expect to see this one all over Instagram for spring. 

    Shop buttoned patch wool jacket at & Other Stories, £120


  • H&M jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: H&M

    Lighter than the average padded coat but thicker than a shirt, this quilted shirt jacket is a style saviour. Add it over any outfit for the right amount of warmth at this time of year.

    Shop quilted shirt jacket at H&M, £34.99


  • Asos jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Asos Curve

    Update the leather jacket we all know and love with this beige puff-sleeved style. Available in sizes 16-30, leave it undone or belt at the waist depending on the weather. 

    Shop faux leather jacket at Asos Curve, £45


  • Baum und Pferdgarten jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Baum Und Pferdgarten

    Vinyl outerwear is not only a key trend this year, it’s also practical, too. Style this cropped version with your favourite dress and sandals for the perfect transitional outfit. 

    Shop Bracca jacket at Baum Und Pferdgarten, £199


  • Mango jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Mango

    Double denim gets a thumbs up this season so naturally denim jackets are a staple. Update the classic style with this panelled, oversized iteration with puffed sleeves. Well done, Mango.

    Shop panels denim jacket at Mango, £49.99


  • Cos jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Cos

    For a laid back look that also manages to make you look like you’ve made and effort – meet the utility jacket. The more pockets the merrier with this one, just keep it in clean, simple colours to make it work with everything you own. 

    Shop belted utility jacket at Cos, £99


  • Arket jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Arket

    The shacket has been around for a while now and its popularity grows each year. Arket’s lilac, checked style will look so good over a slip dress with heeled sandals. 

    Shop oversized wool blend overshirt at Arket, £89


  • Weekday jacket

    Best mid-season jackets: Weekday

    If you’re not ready to ditch your handy hooded style just yet, this Weekday jacket is for you. The cropped length will make it easier to wear for spring showers. 

    Shop Byron jacket at Weekday, £70


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