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 What are the most noteworthy spring coats?

Answer: After months of bitter cold, it’s finally time for us to shed the bulky coats of winter and opt for a transition jacket. Before anything else, let’s define what a transition jacket actually is: a jack-of-all-trades staple to any wardrobe. It effortlessly guides us through chilly spring days—and isn’t thick and bulky. The transition jacket does just what its name suggests: transitions you in the most fashionable way. Spring weather can lead to awkward fashion decisions when it comes to what type of jacket to invest in. The perfect spring jacket needs to meet quite a few criteria: it must be light, somewhat water proof (after all, April showers do bring May flowers), and versatile. It should work for both daytime and evening events and must be fashionable as well.

The stylish trench

It’s impossible to go wrong with a trench coat. This classic coat screams spring and meets every requirement of a great transition piece. Whether you love the tried and true classic trench or prefer an updated version (try this shiny waterproof version by Terra New York), there are plenty of silhouettes and styles.

Motorcycle jacket

Even if you don’t consider yourself bad to the bone, every woman should have some variation of a biker jacket in her closet this spring. Not only does leather (or faux leather) look edgy when paired with both jeans and dresses, but it also creates the illusion of longer-than-life legs and radiates sex appeal. This season, the moto silhouette is popping up in new and exciting colors. If you’re used to black on black on black, this Cotton Moto Jacket will effortlessly lighten up your look.

Cropped coat

If you follow Fashion Week like I do, you may be surprised that we’re recommending shorter coats this spring, especially after the long coat trend spotted all over the catwalk. We’re not all 5’10”, and all that length will swallow us up. Like the moto jacket, cropped coats do wonders for our silhouettes. Not all of us can have Heidi Klum’s gams (boy, don’t I wish I did!), but a great cropped coat gives instant length to our lower halves. Our choice for spring? This Perforated Lambskin Leather Jacket by Milly. While it’s a splurge, just look at how cute it is!

What coats are you rocking this spring?