It's the first day of April, which means good weather should finally be on the way! However, as we all know, April is known for its frequent downpours. Not to mention the fact spring seems to be taking its time to even arrive this year, with many of us even seeing snow fall over the Easter weekend. Our latest Menswear Diaries entry looks at staying stylishly prepared with the perfect spring jacket.

Often when it gets to April we're reaching for our bright tees and chinos. This year however we’ve been reminded exactly how volatile the weather is, which is why it’s so important to be prepared.

Enter the spring jacket. Our lightweight styles mix style and practicality together perfectly, making them essential for this season and beyond.

Give the military trend a contemporary update with a short trench in blue, or brighten up a grey day by opting for a vibrant apricot coat. A loose Mac is effortlessly stylish and ideal for layering, while a slick bomber will add an instant touch of sports luxe to your look.

Shop more of our essential SS13 jackets to be well and truly equipped for the April showers.