Fashion trends come and go, and outerwear trends prove no exception. This spring, we’re seeing a shift toward lighter and breezier outerwear options, specifically focusing on pieces that feature oversized, long, and relaxed-fit cuts. In other words, your slim-fitting coats and cropped biker jackets may have to sit this season out to make room for more casual styles and breathable fabrics. Instead, curate your spring wardrobe with textured ’90s bombers, denim shirt jackets, and worker-inspired canvas jackets.

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What’s more, oversized clothing is one of 2024’s biggest trends, as it’s fun to style from season to season, especially during transitional times with sporadic temperature differences. They also make essential layering pieces, allowing you to bundle up or down depending on the weather, not to mention delightfully cozy on chillier days. However, assembling an outfit with oversized or loose-fit elements requires a keen eye, so follow these tips to find a balance while styling your oversized ‘fits.

The ’90s oversized denim looks make a comeback

If you think ’90s basics are very much in for 2024, you’re correct. It’s time to dig out your vintage denim jacket and pull off the ’90s babe look. However, you’ll want to avoid cropped or tight-fitting denim jackets and opt for an oversized fit to remain on-trend. Stack a baggy jean jacket with flared, barrel, or straight-cut denim jeans for a retro vibe. You can also pair your double-denim ‘fit with heels to add a modern twist.

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Canvas jackets are worker-chic

Canvas jackets are one of the more divisive wardrobe pieces to make the cut this spring. Alone, they give off laidback, small-town vibes, but if you pair them with the right accessories and bottoms, you can transform a standard canvas jacket into a chic spring ensemble. To style a creamy beige worker jacket, reach for a neutral basic, such as a white tank top or long-sleeved shirt. Pull on light-colored pants with a statement handbag, or go casual by pairing them with flared jeans and a tote bag.

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Khaki bomber jackets for spring showers

Springtime inspires thoughts of blue skies and sunshine, but we must always prepare for unpredictable spring showers. Nylon bomber jackets are a convenient and stylish layering option, as they’re both versatile and functional. Pair your oversized bomber jacket with a skirt and basic white tee. Don’t be afraid to slip on a set of trendy, spring-inspired butter-yellow pumps.

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Adapt your shirt jackets for warmer weather

Carry your mid-weight shirt jacket into spring by styling it with lighter layers and warm-weather accessories. To dress for a casual day out, skip the leggings and opt for long shorts, which are everywhere this spring. Shorts and an oversized jacket also look great with combat boots and a cropped top.

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Retro dress with a quilted bomber jacket

Blending vintage eras is another big trend for 2024, and ’70s-inspired outfits fall right in line. If you’re feeling nostalgic for days gone by, pick up an oversized bomber jacket with funky embroidery to pair with flared denim jeans. This is your chance to indulge in quirky details, such as bold balloon sleeves and contrasting textures. Complete the groovy ensemble with layered necklaces, a corduroy tote bag, and animal print accessories.

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