10 Outerwear Options That Will Let You Wear Your Spring Dresses When It's Cold

Just because it's chilly doesn't mean you can't bust out the dresses.

Spring time is a confusing period: When you first wake up it looks like it could possibly be summertime outside, but when you step out you're hit with a blast of cold. Halfway through the afternoon it gets blistering hot, and then at one point or other it dips down to fall temps to mess with you. Which means while, yes, you can still wear those summer outfits you've been impatient to bust out, you'll need a jacket to keep you from freezing over. And I have you covered on that front: Below are 10 chic and playful outerwear options that will let you not only wear your warm weather outfits, but will also make them more interesting!

1. Vegan Leather Fringe Jacket

A white leather jacket can offset the pastel and colorful hues of summer outfits, and the fringe adds a fun pop of texture that can add an unexpected detail to your looks.

2. Parka in Linen

Not only will the linen material keep you breezy and not too hot when the sun actually does peek out, but the dreamy blue hue will be just the thing for all your romantic spring pieces. Whether you wear it with a dress or a romper, it'll be the perfect topper. 

3. Suede Jacket

Texture, texture, texture! An outfit is always more interesting when a surprising material is involved. For example, not many people think to introduce leather, suede or fur in their summer looks - which is why those outfits always look streetstyle worthy. They're inspired.

4. Zipped Biker Jacket

Offset your girly dresses with some leather and give your minimalist looks a classic touch with a clean-cut leather jacket.

5. Denim Frock Coat

Rather than going for a typical denim jacket, try going for a frock coat that hits around mid-thigh. It's perfect to pair with shorter hems like mini dresses and short shorts, and has a fun '90s vibe to it.

6. Bell Sleeved Parka

A coat with an unusual shape like this bell sleeved parka will add interesting proportions to your looks, and the short cut of it (hitting above the waist) won't overwhelm maxis and will look mod and flirty with minis or shorts. 

7. Fringe Coat

Sometimes a girl doesn't want a neutral coat that easily mixes and matches, and instead wants something that'll help her clash and play. This textured fringe coat is it. The subtle pattern will help you mix prints, and the texture can add a fun contrast to unexpected pieces. 

8. Sequined Parka Jacket

Two words for you: Glitter. Bomb. Match it with minimalist looks to give them more personality, casual outfits for a contrast, and girly pieces to amp up the feminine factor. 

9. Suede Fringe Jacket

This is just the right amount of southwest swag to make your outfits either feel festival inspired or western influenced. You can go either way!

10. Lemon Peacoat

A bright hue always makes for cool outfits - who says you need to blend in when you wear a jacket. Dare to stand out!

Marlen Komar is a writer living in Chicago with a penchant for mom jeans and kimchi tacos, and primarily writes about fashion history. She has bylines in Bustle, CNN Style, Racked, Allure, Curbed, and Apartment Therapy, and rarely stays in one place too long as she travels for most of the year. Website: marlenkomar.com