In this tricky transitional period, layering is the way forward. A sleeveless jacket is a chic way to style-out the next couple of months. We’ve scoured the high street and online stores to bring you our picks, from cosy wool-mix pieces to sharp, tailored jackets that will transform a look.

1. New Look Shell Pink notch collar sleeveless coat, £29.99, New Look

Despite the chilly weather, we’re dreaming of spring, and buying pastel pieces will help ease the winter blues. Light pink is still on-trend and the shade of this understated, open-fronted jacket will go with most things.  Also comes in cream and pale grey.

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2. Zara Long Waistcoat with back opening, £49.99, Zara

The open-back style coupled with the nude hue, makes this jacket the most fashion-forward on the list, yet this suede-look piece is still super-easy to wear.

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3. Dorothy Perkins Petite camel sleeveless jacket, £35, Dorothy Perkins

Girls under 5”3 take note, Dorothy Perkins has some great pieces in its petite range, including this sleeveless jacket made of a flattering ribbed fabric. It’s handily machine washable (unlike many) and the light camel shade is flying off the shelves, so snap yours up now for spring. Also available in navy.

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4. Topshop Maxi duster coat, £79, Topshop

This long jacket will fast become a wardrobe staple. We like the super-feminine splits on the sides and the chic, tailored silhouette it gives. Wear it buttoned-up or open – we’ll be teaming ours with some slim-fit cropped trousers.

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5.  Hobbs Donna Double Face gilet, £169, John Lewis

Here’s a warmer option. The combination of the navy with the lighter blue of this doubled -faced wool style is super-versatile. It has more of a relaxed fit than some, so there is room for layers but if you want to cinch things in, you can use the (removable) belt. 

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6.  Marks and Spencer Suede Sleeveless jacket, £249, Marks and Spencer 

M&S is on a roll with its suede pieces. This classic-looking jacket feels great quality, has a flattering, tailored fit and comes with a detachable belt so you can choose to tie it or leave it open.

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7. River Island sleeveless longline eyelet jacket, £52, River Island

Add some seriously bold colour to your wardrobe with this this thigh-length jacket. The distinctive eyelet and cord belt makes it stand out from the pack. With oversized lapels and a relaxed fit, it’s a comfy, casual option. If yellow’s not for you, it comes in grey, too.

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8. Oasis Tonic waistcoat, £50, Oasis

This one will work just as well for the office as it will for the weekend. Grey goes with everything and the shorter length looks super-smart with other tailored pieces.

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9. Vienna black sleeveless blazer, £20,

Another shorter option, this good-value, tuxedo-inspired jacket is ideal for throwing on over a mini dress if you want to layer-up an evening look.

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10. All Saints Ora Sleeveless coat, £248, All Saints

Wear this lined, wool mix jacket open and you get a flattering waterfall drape. Button it up and it becomes a sleek wrap, so it looks like two entirely different pieces. Choose from navy or a sandy hue.

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New Look’s tailored pink jacket is our pick of the lot. It's affordable whilst being on-trend and easy to wear with a lot of your wardrobe. If it’s leather you’re after, opt for Marks & Spencer’s chic version before it sells out. 

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