The lightweight windbreaker, a standard of 1980s pop fashion is back, but with a more modern, technical twist. Gone are the Day-Glo polyesters. Today's version, like this color blocked jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue, is a tad more subtle and lot more stylish. Whether for those breezy, cloudy days or simply a quick cover come nightfall or sudden rain shower, it works with just about anything you'll wear this spring—from chinos or jeans to a simple T-shirt and a pair of cut-offs come summertime.

Shown left: $198 by Saks Fifth Avenue