You didn’t think I’d miss the opportunity to reference an iconic 2000 rom-com, did you? Along with Mean Girls and Legally Blonde, Miss Congeniality is one of those highly quotable movies that has stood the test of time. (Note to self: be sure to re-watch all three this weekend.) Among the best moments in the show was when the beauty pageant host asked Miss Rhode Island what her idea of a perfect date is. “That’s a tough one,” she said. “I would have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.” And a meme was born.
In all seriousness, a lightweight jacket is indeed a useful purchase for the transitional weather we’re having right now. There are so many cute options on the market, and I culled the very best of the best below. Plus, it never hurts to get a little styling inspiration from a handful of stylish It girls. Scroll down to shop the best light jackets for April 25 and beyond.