Now that it is neither hot nor cold we are faced with a sartorial dilemma. What on earth do we wear? Do we need a coat do we not?
An Irish wardrobe consists of only two types of coat; a full-on winter parka, complete with fur hood that makes you look and feel like a Yeti, or the lightest denim jacket that would be blown away in the wind quicker then it would keep it off your shoulders.
But with this weather we need an in-between, something light enough that we aren't over heating if the sun does decide to make an appearance. But also warm enough that will keep that pesky wind at bay. Never fear, we've collated an edit of the perfect 'In-Between' jackets.
The Classic Leather Jacket
This classic has been in our wardrobes forever, if you don't already own one then fashion shame on you. If you have owned one you will understand how much a leather jacket is a staple. It almost becomes like a second skin. Wear with jeans and a t-shirt on those slightly chillier days or slung over your shoulders with a slip dress for a summer's night out. Dressed up or dressed down, this classic will never do you wrong.
Leather Biker Jacket, €1,300, Acne Studios
The Trusty Trenchcoat
We all hate the rain, even though (or perhaps because) as Irish women we spend the majority of the year in it, we still hate it. And if you are fashion conscious you know that it is near impossible to look in any way chic in the rain. Enter, the trench coat. Think Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's when she is trying to find Cat in the alley but less soaked.
The trench was chic back then and it's still chic now. With the jacket getting an update in cut and shape. But the classic vibe is still there. The trench coat is perfect if you need to throw something on when there are 'light showers' forcasted, but still fashionable enough to go to dinner in.
Double-Breasted Trench, €69.99, Mango
The Sporty Jacket
Sports luxe is going nowhere, so an outerwear investment makes good fashion maths sense. This sporty number is the perfect combination of smart casual. It's smart enough that it doesn't look like you are wearing your tracksuit top but comfy enough that it feels like you are. This year it is all about the silk sports jacket, which we wouldn't advise wearing if you think it might rain but ideal if there is a light breeze about.
Striped Stretch-Jersey Track Jacket, €950, Gucci
This is a new fashion term coined only recently. It translates to mean a thick over-shirt that is heavier than a shirt but lighter than a coat. It is the official 'In-Between' jacket. The cropped style of the shacket is proving to be the most popular as it flatters almost every type of figure. Throw over jeans to keep it casual or buy a bright colour to make a statement. The shacket will see you through this transitional period.
Dark Pink Raw Hem Shacket, €50, Topshop