The snow has melted, the evenings are getting brighter and the temperature is finally starting to creep above 0°C. This can only mean one thing – spring is finally here!
And with a new season comes a new excuse to top up your wardrobe. However, spring fashion can be hard to master. The British climate means that you're likely to experience sunshine, rain, wind and snow all in one day, so your wardrobe needs to be able to multitask like a pro. That means chic layers, waterproof fabrics, and a truly versatile jacket.
READ ON FOR OUR PICKS OF the best women's spring jackets for 2018 AND beyond…
+ Wear with… high-waisted jeans and a cropped t-shirt
The 'It' Biker JacketPrettyLittleThing has a knack for merging trends to create something truly unique, and this suede biker jacket is no exception. Mustard yellow was all over the catwalks during fashion week, and it's a great way to transition from the dark tones of winter to the brighter hues of summer. Combined with faux suede material stands, this jacket will really stand out in a sea of identikit leather.
+ Wear with… a midi-skirt and cashmere sweater
The WindbreakerNormcore fashion is not going away any time soon, and this is set to be the year of the windbreaker. Functional and colourful, this Topshop jacket will keep you warm and dry during rain-showers, and won't look out of place at a hipster bar after hours.
+ Wear with… acid wash jeans
+ Wear with… a crisp white shirt and a mini skirt or jeans
The New KhakiKhaki was a big theme of 2017, and it's getting an upgrade for 2018. The 'new' khaki cover-ups channel S/S18 Gucci with stylish embellishments and embroidery, making it a great transitional jacket to take you from the office to the bar.
The Statement PufferPuffer jackets are undeniably cozy, but they have never exactly been cool. Until now. Boohoo's velvet puffer demands your attention, whether you opt for emerald green or topaz pink. Throw it over your skimpiest outfit and stay warm no matter what the weather.
+ Wear with… a vest top and leggings
The Kardashian Cover-UpThe 'nude blazer/cape over a dress' look has been a Kardashian staple for months now, and the High Street is finally catching up. This Missguided cape blazer looks a LOT more expensive than it actually is, particularly when you wear it with similar colours, and keep the rest of your look simple.
+ Wear with… a nude shift dress and extra high heels
The Belted BlazerYou can't beat a classic mac in the springtime – especially when it is as versatile as this one. Made from a blend of wool and silk, this Cos coat is warm enough to see you through those freezing April days, but light enough to shoulder-robe when the weather heats up.
+ Wear with… cigarette pants and a monochrome colour palette