For some reason, shopping for spring outerwear is just so hard. Maybe that's because over here at StyleList HQ in NYC, spring weather means it could be 60 degrees and sunny one day, and freezing rain the next. The ever-changing weather means our spring jackets have to be serious multi-taskers -- warm without being too hot, lightweight enough to stash away for changing temps, and at least somewhat waterproof to protect from surprise downpours or the occasional bout of flurries. Are we the only ones with this problem? We're thinking probably not, which is why we've compiled this handy guide for selecting your perfect spring jacket. All of the coats in this here trend report serve multiple functions -- they're sleek, chic, versatile, and best of all, they're right on-trend for the season. Click through the gallery to see them all (we recommend buying two of these styles just in case, but hey -- that's us!).

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