9 Spring coats to take your looks from simple to fab

Mar 11, 2014 at 8:04 a.m. ET

I don't know about you, but I couldn't be happier to step into a new season where lightweight jackets are preferred.

It's that time to store away your bulky, heavy coats and bring in your chicest selections of spring outerwear. I don't know about you, but I couldn't be happier to step into a new season where lightweight jackets are preferred. Usually fall seems to be most fashionistas' favorite time of the year for the layering of clothes, the jewel-tone shades, and wool-blend scarves. However, spring has called and it's ready to have us in the best jackets for our wardrobes. The trends this season that have been seen on the spring 2014 runways, lookbooks, and street style are to die for, and I am so excited to share some new and fresh picks as well as the classics we've come to love. From the cargo jacket to the boyfriend blazer, these are nine spring coats you should really consider adding to your collection.

A bright and cheery jacket would add that necessary pop of color to an all-black outfit, denim wear, or printed ensemble. Check out this classic-shaped yellow trench with a jacquard weave print.

Merona Printed Trench Coat - $60

Get a little sporty with a collegiate style varsity jacket. With sporty luxe being a sought-after trend these last couple of years, spring is the perfect time to try it out for yourself. Wearing it with a feminine dress or boyfriend jeans would suit you well.

Need Supply Co Field Jacket in Contrast - $83

Camouflage isn't just for the soldiers; it has catapulted into a neutral for casually chic outfits. J. Crew and other brands have mastered incorporating these camo jackets into some of the preppiest and girliest outfits.

Madewell Outbound Jacket in Camo - $98

Pastels are back in action. Softer hues are always the ideal way to lighten up your wardrobe. This mint-green blazer has a business side as well as a playful side to it.

ChicWish Mint Green Chiffon Blazer - $53

I don't think it gets any classier than a trench coat in a beige tone. Once worn with just about anything, it transforms your whole look and demeanor to a woman with effortless style. This Ann Taylor version is the right shade and the flaps give it more dimension.

Ann Taylor Timeless Trench Coat - $228

An intricate, embroidered jacket can spruce up a basic jeans-and-tee outfit. Chic pumps or flats would be awesome for a cropped blazer with a fun print or trimmed in black like the blazer below.

Alice + Olivia Amaya Embroidered-Trim Tweed Jacket - $395

For spring, try adding a neutral-colored utility jacket to the mix. It's a great way to go from day to night, and with pockets and compartments it's easily stylish and functional. The hood on this jacket is a great addition for those rainy or chilly days.

Zara Jacket With Pockets - $80

Stripes will never ever go out of style. They're timeless and can be mixed well with other prints or look great standing alone. Try updating your striped jacket in a moto style for a more chic appeal.

Olsenboye Mason Striped Moto Jacket - $35

A color-blocked blazer in a bold shade is a showstopper for spring nights. A jacket with slim, long lapels and striking accents is the perfect piece to start your season off right.

Goodnight Macaroon Blue Color Block Blazer - $45

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