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Spring Outerwear Trends

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at DePauw chapter.

We all know how inconsistent Indiana weather can be; one day it’s sunny and warm and two days later it’s snowing. These rapid changes can even occur over the course of a day. I know I can’t be the only one who walks to class in the morning shivering, only to be sweating in the sun by lunch. I’ve finally found the solution just in time for spring: light jackets. Before you head to class throw on a lightweight jacket that can be easily taken off if you get too hot throughout the day. Pack up your winter coats and check out these outerwear staples for spring!


Spring is always a rainy season. Make sure to keep dry without getting too toasty in a trusty lightweight raincoat.

Leather Jackets:

A popular choice for frat party attire, a leather jacket is a cool, classic piece. You can’t go wrong with black, but leather comes in many different shades as well!


Many girls have to dress up at some point either for athletics, formal chapter, or even a presentation. Make sure your outerwear adds to your fancy look instead of looking too casual. On days where you need to look nice, opt for a bright blazer instead of your usual Northface!

Jean Jackets:

Available in an array of different washes, a jean jacket can go with almost anything! Plus, they never go out of style!

Utility Jackets:

It is a common sight to see women around campus wearing these (usually) olive green jackets over their outfits. Pair your utility jacket with a scarf and t-shirt for a laid back look!


Bomber style jackets come in every color and every fabric under the sun. Try a bright nylon bomber for a sporty look, or a cool metallic version for a night out!

Depauw '17 I'm from Dublin, Oh and I write for the style blog :)
Rose Overbey

DePauw '20