While the spring season may conjure up images of floral sundresses and sandals, the early-March weather doesn’talways cooperate with our fashion dreams. Depending on what climate you happen to live in, the temperature can fluctuate from “Where is my Canada Goose?” to “I really wish I were wearing jean shorts”—all in a single day. As such, when getting dressed during this transitional season, layering is a must. And it’s no secret how much we love layering. An opportunity to style multiple pieces we’re currently obsessed with, all at the same time? Yes, please. Creating an outfit around our favorite piece of the season in a totally different way for every day of the week? Sign us up. And, as women on the go, we need to roll with the punches when it comes to our wardrobe—taking off and adding layers as necessary—as we run from a day at the office to drinks afterward; morning brunch with friends to a late-night party—without batting an eyelash. One of our favorite spring layers? The leather jacket. Classic as it may be, the style options are endless. Choose an edgy motorcycle shape to pair with a cocktail dress when heading out at night; a clean, colorless style when slipping into that pencil skirt for the office; or more casual cropped bomber when reaching for that perfect spring jacket to go with your slouchy off-duty denim. Lightweight and cropped, but warm enough to keep you toasty warm as the wind begins to whip, a leather jacket in your spring wardrobe arsenal is a must if you don’t already have one. Real or faux, leather can get expensive, but there are some great options out there that won’t break the bank. In all shapes and sizes, this spring wardrobe essential is not only totally easy to style, but it’s more affordable than ever.
Rag & Bone/Jean Corrine jacket, $295, farfetch.com
Zipped biker jacket, $120, mango.com
Leather pilot jacket, $299, hm.com
Quilted faux-leather biker, $90, topshop.com
Faux-leather badge jacket, $129, zara.com