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Spring is almost the time to shine when it comes to showing off your outfit under your coat, but there’s a little way to go yet. In Ireland in particular, weather conditions each day can vary wildly from one day to the next. So while the spring’s sun might invite you to leave your thermal lined winter coats at home, the cool temperatures when it goes behind the clouds will ensure that you don’t bare your skin just yet!

The key to looking good in changeable weather is a carefully selected transitional jacket that is light enough for warmer days but you can always add a warm jumper underneath to protect you from the cold.


Here are 6 of our favourite transitional spring jackets this year.

Longline Raincoats

Longline puffers were a source of fashion gold this winter, it was finally the excuse we needed to dress cosy from head to toe and somehow it still looked really classy and ladylike. The great news is that the longline trend is here to stay for the spring, now taking a lighter form. Wear a longline raincoat when heading to your favourite cafe or out for a stroll at the beach. Pair it with a warm beanie and your favourite athleisure wear.


There is no jacket that strikes the “in-between” criteria better than a gilet. You can stay as warm as you want depending on what type of material you choose and wear with anything from a t-shirt to your warmest sweater. Wear a puffer style gilet for al fresco brunches or rock the Kate Middleton country estate vibe with a Barbour gilet.

Light Padded Jackets

Just a stone throw away from winter’s quilted coats, a light padded jacket is the perfect solution for those who still feel the cold but don’t want to find themselves sweating under heavy outer layers.

Denim Jackets

When has a denim jacket ever not been a great idea? Dress it up or dress it down, layer it up or layer it down, it’s the perfect lightweight jacket option.


Coatigans are a gorgeous way of looking smart in all kinds of weather. Usually made from wool, coatigans are a blend between cardigan and coat which results in the perfect jacket for spring. Coming in different shapes and colours, choose one that matches your unique tastes.

Waterproof Jackets

If you are going to be out in all weather this spring for hikes, exercise or day to day tasks, a sporty waterproof jacket is a wardrobe essential to combat the spells of rain that will inevitably appear.

For more stylish spring jackets, shop our womenswear collection on Kilkenny Design.