Spring is the most fickle of seasons. A day that starts off sunny and warm can suddenly take a turn for the chilly as the sun sets or a wind picks up. But the same piece that can solve the temperature dilemma can also add a stylish layer to any look—the perfect spring jacket. Thrown casually over the shoulders or zipped up tight, the right topper can lend structure and dimension to your outfit.
For help in narrowing the field of the season’s best styles, we turned to our Fashion Office for their picks of the pieces your wardrobe shouldn’t be without. While all their selects are stand-outs, they categorized them into four main styles culled from top runway trends: the embroidered souvenir bomber, an updated leather, military-inspired field jackets, and novel denim. Scroll on for a closer look at their picks and styling tips, then head to Barneys to layer one of these eye-catching jackets into your spring closet.