The Manual’s Guide to the Best Spring Outerwear is Here

best spring outerwear

It seems tough to believe that it’s already time to talk about the best spring outerwear for the season ahead — right?

The days of recommending stylish winter boots — and trekking through the snow — are hopefully behind us … soon enough, anyways. And that means there are all sorts of seasonal style transitions to make, starting with your spring outerwear game. Shop our picks below, and look forward to breezy days, patio bar crawls and all the fun that spring brings.

Fisher + Baker Anorak [$498]

Lest we forget what spring brings … you’re going to need a rain jacket, truly (see: the photo at the top of the page). And Fisher+Baker is just the brand to pick up. With an emphasis on versatility, functionality and fashion, the waterproof Ventile cotton shell of this anorak is perfect for taking on spring showers in style — more than worthy of a spot in our rundown of the best spring outerwear. Pick up the bright red version for eye-catching, slightly retro style, or grab the black option for a sharp, commute-ready look that should also nicely complement slim light wash denim.

Taylor Stitch Beach Jacket [$138]

Taylor Stitch

Leave it to Taylor Stitch if you need a jacket for your next spring weekend outing — or any other time, really.  Made with 10oz. Halley Stevenson waxed cotton-nylone fabric — they’re the oldest provider of the stuff in the U.K. — the latest iteration of the Beach Jacket is a stunner in Indigo Chambray. It’s fit for pairing with pieces like a slim chambray shirt or a white Oxford, knit tie combo at the office — it’s got the durability to go all around town and then some.  It’s a jacket that’s inspired by California’s beach vibes, and yet functionally ready for adventures inland.

Abercrombie & Fitch Bonded Mac Jacket [$138.60]

Abercrombie & Fitch

Ahh, the classic mac jacket. A reliable, easy-to-wear and sharp outerwear style that should be a staple in your closet going forward — if you don’t have one already. The well-documented Abercrombie & Fitch revamp looks set to continue for the near future, and pieces that mix the technical and the classic are a big part of the brand’s winning formula. Wear this with light stone chinos and suede Chelsea boots for versatile style to go from the office to the bar (even in the rain).

Bridge & Burn Tamarak Field Green Jacket [$154]

Bridge and Burn

Founded by former software developer Erik Prowell and based in the Pacific Northwest, it should come as no surprise that Bridge & Burn knows a thing or two about functionally grounded outerwear for inclement weather. The waxed shell should more than ably stand up to spring rain, and its classic jean jacket silhouette is going to stylishly offset everything from leather chukka boots to laidback canvas sneakers.

JackThreads Munro Leather Biker Jacket [$249]


Not every spring jacket in your rotation has to stand up to rain. Sometimes, you want style that’s a bit edgier (and rock-inspired, to boot) — that’s where the very accessible Munro Leather Biker Jacket from JackThreads comes into play. It’s affordably priced for a leather jacket at under $250, and the sleek silhouette works with all manner of stylish concert-going gear, including slim black denim and Chelsea boots.