Let’s Get to It: 6 Spring Jacket Trends You Need To Know in 2022

As tempting as it is to jump directly to the no-layers stage of the year, we’re not quite there yet. The fact is it’s still cold—or at the very least chilly—so while your puffer coats get a much needed timeout, it’s time to bring some lighter alternatives into the mix, aka jackets. And like most bits of fashion, jackets too go through the trend cycle, with certain styles waning and others gaining momentum. It’s been hard to ignore the sudden explosion of the bomber jacket, with celebs including Hailey Bieber and Rihanna backing the trend in a big way. Logo-embossed denim jackets have also been brought into focus with a lot of help from designers Balenciaga and Versace. Other jacket styles have similarly been buzzing on the scene, so let’s get down to counting them down. 

With endorsements from some of fashion‘s favorite It-girls, there’s no way the leather bomber jacket could not be a thing. And indeed it is—more and more brands have come out of the woodwork with their own takes on it in the past month alone. This time it’s about going for a slouchy, oversized fit, reminiscent of the kind of jackets your dad used to wear in the 90s. 

It’s on sale!

A more fitted silhouette, this pairs well with skirts and dresses.

Who said you can’t shop from the men’s section?

From the texture to the shape, this one looks practically vintage.

I already touched on the increased attention bright, saturated shades have been getting lately, and that certainly also translates for jackets. Prada’s purple bomber jacket quickly became a cult favorite among the fashion crowd last year, spawning a slew of equally colorful toppers. Opting for bold hues feels unexpected and fresh, which may explain why it’s been such a hit this year.

This color is so unique.

A stunner—especially for less than $50.

Pure Prada vibes.

Pink is arguably the shade of the year.

“Dad” jackets seem to be the main theme here, and I’m not mad. Another entry in the “types of clothes your dad used to wear but also ironically cool right now” is the humble moto jacket. While leather jackets are a bonafide wardrobe staple, this take features a  motocross-inspired spin. 

Pastel green for spring.

So sleek.

Classic black never fails.

A smart investment piece.

Riding the sporty wave, varsity jackets are another big trend of the season. It teeters toward fashion‘s preoccupation with all things oversized, so it’s no surprise that it’s found fans with tastemakers and celebs alike. 

Style this with skinny jeans and heels.

Yup, this will be in my cart soon.

For the minimalists.

Hard to pass up.

Just by looking at this trend, it’s pretty self-explanatory why it’s been a frontrunner of the jacket game. Fashion people (myself included) tend to go crazy over logos, and when you add a classic staple to the mix, it’s bound to get people’s attention. If you’re privy to streetwear looks, it’s definitely a trend worth investing in. 

I own this and wear it all the time.

Wear it as a set for a statement look.

The slouchiness is so cool.

Logo to the max.

Back for another round in the spotlight is the quilted jacket. Soft, plushy yet lightweight, it’s the ultimate layer for people who hate to walk around in heavy, bulky layers. A popular way to style them seems to be with athleisure-inspired pieces or casual separates, and fashion people have been eating them up.

An essential.

This is selling out fast.

Green can definitely be a neutral.

Obsessed with the floral quilted pattern.

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