As weather conditions reach peak ridiculousness, we’ve rounded up the best jackets to shelter you from the storm.
Without trying to trivialise the obviously incredibly serious topic of climate change, it’s really messing with my wardrobe. One minute it’s 18 degrees and I have more than just a ‘glow’ on my morning commute and the next minute a harsh wind is whipping around my now-bare legs and setting my core body temperature to sub-zero.
The problem is, we have surpassed the time of big wool coats (with heat tech jackets underneath). They just don’t feel ‘seasonal’ any more – the clocks have gone forward for goodness sake – but our heavy knits alone just aren’t cutting it, especially when freak hail storms rear their aggressive heads.
To quote Miss Congeniality’s Cheryl Frasier, “All you need is a light jacket”, and we’ve rounded up the ones set to keep your temperature warm and your aesthetic cool.
Protects you from a hail storm (and any other kind of precipitation, to be honest) and offers serious cool points.
Hooded shell jacket, £270, Ganni
Tick off the linen trend, the beige trend and the ‘keep cool’ trend in one with this Simply Be number.
Cream stripe linen jacket, £35, Simply Be
Add a little yee-haw to your spring wardrobe with this Topshop cropped vinyl jacket. Wear with light wash denim and cowboy boots, naturally.
Black leather western jacket, £169, Topshop
Take on a classic with Warehouse’s caramel trench coat; light enough to be worn in the day but chic enough to take you well into the evening.
Soft trench coat, £79, Warehouse
Update your workwear staples with this Equipment blazer, perfect with a black slip skirt and jumper and equally perfect worn with jeans and a T-shirt come the weekend.
Oversized Prince of Wales checked blazer, £580, Equipment + Tabitha Simmons
This vintage-style faux leather jacket from Low Classic takes on the utility trend in a simple but stylish way.
Belted faux leather jacket, £355, Low Classic
A feminine take on the sometimes masculine bomber jacket, opt for this J Crew number to see you through the coming April showers.
Ruched cotton jacket, £130, J Crew
It’s not spring without an array of pastels, and this H&M jacket is hitting the lilac sweet spot.
Oversized denim jacket, £24.99, H&M
Take on the beige and utilitarian trends in one fail-safe swoop courtesy of Hunter’s perfect trans-seasonal piece.
Waterproof garden jacket, £265, Hunter Originals
& Other Stories
Taking note from the hourglass shape that peppered the catwalks, high street hero & Other Stories has come through with this shapely blazer. Pair with tailored trousers and a silk slip top.
Hourglass houndstooth blazer, £129, & Other Stories
Stylish and carefully considered to protect you from the elements, this coat is cut from water-resistant, matte PU and fitted with a visor-style hood to protect your hair and face from the rain.
Hooded raincoat, £90, Rains
Your go-to for the weekend and beyond. Wear with a ditsy floral print dress and trainers for laidback luxe.
Relaxed denim jacket, £99, Cos
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