The modern track jacket

Featuring bold motifs, ruffles, and more

Originally designed to be worn on the track, the ’60s-born jacket is having a resurgence this season. From Marc Jacobs to Adidas, designers are arming their collections with pullovers and statement-making prints for both men and women. Here, eight picks to choose from.

gucci bomber jacket

Made in Italy, this sleek, retro-inspired piece has reversible silk quilting on the inside for a two-for-one look. Pair with jeans and a simple sneaker for a casual, yet chic outfit.
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isabel marant étoile darcy jacket

A high-cut, rib knit neckline makes this jacket the perfect antidote for cool evenings. Wear it with athletic shorts when headed to the gym or with a denim mini skirt for your weekend wardrobe.
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marc jacobs striped printed track jacket

Adorned with the brand’s signature daisy flowers, this outer layer has a relaxed fit. Make it a uniform look with the matching track pants.
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tibi ruffled bomber jacket

Silk fabric, ruffles, and a pastel hue make this bomber-track jacket hybrid equal parts sporty and feminine. Pair it with cropped pants for work or a white dress for a night out.
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adidas originals tribe track jacket

The brand’s tried-and-true men’s staple gets a revamped look that embraces the logomania trend. The fabric blend makes it durable for light rain showers and windier days worn with black sweatpants.
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givenchy half-zip jacket

Wear this half-zip to a fitness class, when running errands, or going to a casual dinner. Zip-up side pockets and strategically placed waist and elbow panels make it a versatile staple.
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koché striped paneled track jacket

Crafted from multi-colored satin panels, this fashion-forward option is less about sweat and all about style. Play up the neutral color scheme with matching bottoms.
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Rainbow sherbet–inspired activewear

Add a spring vibe to any outfit with these cheerful hues.

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