If you can make one investment this spring, I’d highly recommend a lightweight jacket. It’s honestly a piece I’d never owned, until the thrifted green jacket this fall. Having a jacket with a light material that can easily layer with a sweater or be worn alone is key. Spring in Vancouver is difficult to navigate when it comes to clothing. One minute it’s 5 degrees and raining, the next it’s sunny and 16. Being able to wear a jacket with layers is perfect. If the weather warms up I can easily take something off.
I found this jacket at a secondhand store on our Seattle trip. It was a little pricey at $15, but worth the investment. I’ve worn it most of the time since spring arrived. It feels like a modern take on a trench coat. Works well with my spring transition wardrobe and easy to dress up.
If you need a lightweight jacket for spring, set a budget and save some inspiration photos of what style you’d like. When you know how much you can spend and the style you’re looking for, it makes shopping a whole lot easier. I started a Pinterest board for pieces I want to thrift.
Spring Must Have: Lightweight Jacket
Investing in a quality piece for your wardrobe is always a good idea. Last fall when I found the lightweight green jacket, I realized how essential that type of jacket was for Vancouver. I wanted a trench coat for so long. When I tried on this jacket, I liked that it was loose fitting with oversized pockets, no collar and a button detail on the back. Although I had a camel trench coat on my wish list, when I saw this jacket I knew it was a better option and it was the right price! I guess the lesson here is to have a plan, but be open to something unexpected.