The importance of a good lightweight transition jacket cannot be overstated. These are the outfit add-ons you grab anytime, when there’s a change in the forecast you didn’t anticipate, during those confusing weeks when it’s no longer summer but the cold of fall hasn’t fully set in – or when you get that first sunny spring day that makes you forget the cold months that came before it. They can live in your wardrobe for years and years, thanks to simple silhouettes that don’t age (think trench coats, denim jackets and blazers), as faithful staples that adapt to your style or to your mood. And it’s never a bad time to buy them.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer-fall transition jackets that you can wear during the change of season as well as in winter (with a few extra layers, of course). Shop them all in the galleries below.
Raincoats and windbreakers
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