While we're currently blessed with sunny, winter days, it's way too cold to be walking around without a proper jacket on. Hence we've hunted high and low for the perfect lightweight jacket that ticks all of our boxes – something affordable, stylish, and functional, but most of all, looks great with most things already in our wardrobe.
And we've come up trumps thanks to this Recycled Thermowarmth Quilted Jacket from Marks & Spencer for just £35. An essential wardrobe staple for years to come, it's the perfect transitional piece as spring closes in.
Why we rate it
First off, the curved cut of the quilted jacket is flattering for all body shapes. The front button fastenings look just as good open as they do shut, and the recycled polyester fabric — which features smart water-repellent tech — is perfect for those spring showers.
The stylish wardrobe essential has another big bonus: it features Thermowarmth insulation to keep you warm when the air is a little nippy. That makes it the ideal choice for those early morning dog walks. It also has pockets on either side.
Not only does it look fantastic with jeans, trousers, or over athleisure, but it's chic enough to wear with all sorts of dresses and skirts, too.
As it comes up slightly oversized, you can also layer a jumper or cardigan underneath if you need, and throw your favourite light scarf around your neck.
It's available in sizes six to 24 in four classic colourways: khaki, navy, beige and black, and looks a lot more expensive than its £35 price point.
But it's proving *so* popular, that some sizes have already sold out, so we would suggest snapping it up as fast as you can if you want a chance at styling it this spring.
What the reviews say
The stylish jacket is flying off the virtual shelves as we write this, with a number of shoppers commenting favourably about how cosy, useful, versatile and affordable it is.
"Lovely comfortable jacket. Just right for layering up or on its own when the weather becomes slightly warmer. Good fit with poppers instead of buttons which work well. In black it looks really smart."
"Warm. Smart. Thin enough to wear as layering. Good price too."
"Super little jacket. Versatile lightweight but warm. Great for travel too!"
"Bought this to go with the M&S mom jeans, striped jumpers and the borg gilet. What a great addition to your spring wardrobe. Love the colour. Beautiful camel colour."
"Great little spring jacket. Lovely colour, well made and true to size. Good length."
Shop now: Recycled Thermowarmth Lightweight Quilted Jacket | £35 from Marks & Spencer
It's not the only jacket currently at the top of our wishlist at Marks & Spencer either.
We've spotted another longer style that is just as timeless, practical and available in two colours (black and blue) to brighten up your wardrobe when the temperature drops.
The Recycled Thermowarmth Quilted Coat costs £10 more, but is ideal if you prefer a longer coverage and is still reasonably priced compared to similar styles on the market.