Apparel - March 9, 2023

Spring Into Outerwear

Chloe Parr

Chloe is a Content Creator, Creative Strategist + Fashion Writer

Transition into the new season with spring’s freshest outerwear.

Transition into the new season with spring’s freshest outerwear.

When the seasons change, naturally so do our wardrobes. But just because we’re saying goodbye to winter doesn’t mean we have to completely abandon our outerwear. While you can put away your heavy coats for now, you should still keep lighter outerwear essentials in your closet that will help you transition seamlessly into the new season.

From cool collaborations to trending new colors, this season’s outerwear is all about opting for unique takes on classic silhouettes. In StockX’s first-ever Spring Lookbook, we channeled our core foundation of classic basics and mixed in an assortment of this season’s trending styles and sneakers. You’ll also notice the curated looks incorporated a versatile selection of outerwear pieces – from statement jackets to lightweight Gorpcore favorites. Using the lookbook as the ultimate outfit inspo, we’ve rounded up our top outerwear picks to help you spring into the new season.

Arc’teryx Beta AR Jacket 

With Salomon and HOKA set to have another big year in the sneaker world, it’s no surprise that the rise of Gorpcore will be hitting new heights this spring. And the best part is that this core aesthetic is known for its extensive catalog of functional outerwear. Think waterproof jackets, trail-ready fleeces, and lightweight layers.

One of the biggest staples of Gorpcore is technical jackets designed with GORE-TEX, which is a waterproof material for all-weather protection. A top choice is the Arc’teryx Beta AR Jacket. Breaking this jacket down to its essential elements, the Beta AR Jacket is a high-performance silhouette made with the brand’s top GORE-TEX PRO shell technology. Arc’teryx offers three variations of the material, each with slightly different qualities. The GORE-TEX PRO is windproof and waterproof, but even more breathable and durable than the regular GORE-TEX fabrics. It’s more of a splurge but definitely worth the extra spend when keeping spring’s unpredictable climate in mind. Now onto the series–the Beta Series is the most versatile from the Vancouver-based brand’s catalog, designed with lightweight materials for diverse outdoor activities and conditions. While the “AR” signifies “All Around” proving you can extend this jacket’s wear from the trails to the streets. Just look at Drake and Frank Ocean for example, who have both proved Arc’teryx is the ultimate activewear to streetwear jacket choice.

Marni x Carhartt WIP Work Jacket 

Coming off February’s fashion month, we’ve been seeing a lot of different ways to wear outerwear from the runways to the streets. And one thing these styles all had in common? Jackets are making a statement this season. From Milan to Paris, outerwear was awash with attention-grabbing details and stand-out color palettes. 

The Marni x Carhartt WIP Work Jacket is the perfect choice for a spring statement. Marni collaborated with Carhartt WIP for the first time early this year, bringing its color-savvy aesthetic to Carhartt’s classic utilitarian silhouettes for a one-of-a-kind collection. The Work Jacket reinterprets a signature Carhartt WIP staple but still holds some of the jacket’s Americana aesthetic. With a fresh psychedelic floral print, multiple pockets, and the collaborative brand logos on the chest pocket, this jacket brings a new aesthetic to the workwear piece. To style this statement jacket, take note from our Spring Lookbook by pairing it with elevated basics. A white tee and pair of tailored trousers will set up this statement jacket to have its moment. 

Supreme Burberry Denim Trucker Jacket

Take one look at the Spring 2023 runways or recent looks from fashion enthusiasts such as Luka Shabbat and you’ll see denim on denim is making a major comeback (ever since Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake had their blue-jean moment). The sturdy textile has always been a go-to regardless of the season, updating its wash and silhouette based on the current climate and trend cycle (right now, it’s Y2K lowrise and baggy). So it’s never a question of if but how when it comes to denim. And for spring, it’s all about going back to the basics with a classic denim jacket. 

Just because a denim jacket has been a-tried-and-true staple since its existence doesn’t mean it has to be boring. The Supreme Burberry Denim Trucker Jacket is a perfect example. The simplistic yet elevated style of the trucker silhouette paired with Burberry’s Equestrian Knight emblem brings a touch of heritage to the modern denim collaboration. And if you haven’t heard already, Burberry is set to be the “It brand” come fall, as new Creative Director Daniel Lee (previously Bottega Veneta) and his magic touch take over the London fashion house and hit reset for a new, yet quintessentially British era. So get ahead of the hype and start wearing the traditional British logo now with Supreme’s stamp of approval.

Stüssy Shaggy Cardigan in Lime

It seems like there is a different shade of green trending every season, like Bottega Green being one of the biggest color trends since 2021. But one of the hues that’s making a fresh appearance on the fashion scene is the electric shade of lime green. Victoria Beckham made a major case for the citrus color on her Spring 2023 runway show. While trendsetters like Kendall Jenner and Pharrell Williams have been seen wearing lime on the streets, whether in head-to-toe looks or in sneaker colorways. 

To make this shade your main squeeze, try incorporating it in spring’s soon-to-be favorite silhouette: the cardigan. Yes, we realize a cardigan isn’t technically outerwear, but for spring this cozy staple is just the right amount of warmth to act as a jacket. The Stüssy Shaggy Cardigan in Lime adds a bright burst of energy to a transitional wardrobe, topping off your go-to basics from last season with a refreshing twist for spring. Non-branded iterations of classic styles are having a moment right now as people are turning away from logo mania and embracing timeless basics. Streetwear is taking note, as the Stüssy cardigan does not prominently show any branding, making this piece an elevated yet bold choice to add to your outerwear rotation.

Supreme Schott Leather Trucker Jacket 

If you were to have one quintessential outerwear item in your wardrobe that will never go out of style, the answer would likely be a leather jacket. The right leather jacket can be a game-changer, transforming your overall attitude and updating your look from basic to badass. The key to leather jackets is finding the right silhouette that matches your vibe, whether it’s an aviator jacket, moto style, or bomber. 

If you need help navigating the vast list of leather options, why not try spring’s hottest leather trend: the trucker jacket. Compared to the edgy moto jacket or an athletic bomber, the leather trucker jacket is a more relaxed, yet trend-forward everyday essential (and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also stands by). One of our favorites from StockX is the Supreme Schott Leather Work Jacket. Schott describes their brand as a “true-blue, real-deal, piece of  Americana” and designs all of their iconic styles by hand for over 100 years. You can tell in the details of this jacket, as the leather craftsmanship and nostalgic design looks passed down from generations with a story hiding behind the seams. 

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