Five Fabulous Jackets for Spring

March 12th, 2010

The transition between winter and spring is full of rain and slush, temperatures that bounce around from warm to cool, and a whole lot of weather variability.  How do you prepare for all of this uncertainty?  Stock your wardrobe with jackets that will take you through the awkward transitional months and into spring.  We have five jackets that you need to stock your closet right for Spring 2010:

The Parka
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Farhi Rainy Day Parka | $495.73 at ASOS

How to wear the parka?  The beauty of the parka is the silhouette it creates.  Wear it over something slim cut.  We recommend pairing your parka with a slouchy top and a pair of leggings or skinny jeans for a daytime casual look.  For maximum versatility and figure flattery, look for a parka with a waist that you can cinch.  The cinched waist over the skinny leg and heels is super chic.  We realize the price of this parka is a bit steep - if you’re looking for a more affordable version, try the Cotton Jersey Parka ($125 at Topshop) or the BDG Cinched Waist Anorak ($78 at Urban Outfitters).

The Blazer
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Ruched Sleeve Blazer | $125 at Topshop

How to wear the blazer?  The key to wearing the blazer is to pair it with something that’s unusual.  Everyone can pair a blazer with a tailored shirt - that’s not new. But not nearly as many people will be pairing their blazer with a sequinned top.

The Denim Jacket
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AE Classic Denim Jacket | $39.95 at American Eagle

How to wear the denim jacket?
  The denim jacket is classic Americana.  It’s rough and tumble, yet with the right cut, it can read as feminine.  Look for a jean jacket with a tailored fit so that you can pair it with oversized tops and floaty dresses this Spring.


The Trenchcoat

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Indigo 3/4 Length Trenchcoat | $175 at Banana Republic

How to wear the trenchcoat?  Fit is paramount with the trenchcoat, so don’t skimp on a cheaper, but ill-fitting version.  The trenchcoat is a piece to invest in, as it will anchor your jacket wardrobe in the classics.  For a first trench, go with something standard - a khaki or black version.  But if you have your foundations covered, we love the idea of a trench in a more unusual fabric, like this chambray coat.

The Moto Jacket
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3Q Woven Jacket | $26.90 at Forever 21

How to wear the moto jacket?  What we love about moto jackets is that they add boyishness to a feminine wardrobe.  Moto jackets are tough, and they don’t take any BS.  To find a proper pairing for a jacket with such a hard edge, you’ll want to go to the other end of the spectrum.  We love pairing masculine moto jackets with very feminine pieces, like floaty tops and dresses.  Alternatively, pairing your moto jacket with a cozy tee, dark jeans, and military boots will give you a chic tomboy look.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sally  |  March 12th, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Yippee! I’ve got all of these covered. Now I just need to make sure they get worn during the week and a half of spring we get around here …

  • 2. Nikki  |  March 13th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I KNEW there was a reason I held on to my denim jacket! I think I’ll give the parka a pass though, a good quality trench is enough for me. :D

  • 3. joanne  |  March 14th, 2010 at 7:50 am

    It’s my first time to visit NYC this coming April 2010 and I understand it’s springtime there. I’m from the Philippines, a tropical country. I’m in a dilemma on what to wear since we haven’t experienced spring here in my country. Any suggestions?

  • 4. Julie  |  March 15th, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I love the look of trenchcoats. I wear them in the winter where I live (south Texas) since we generally have a mild winter. Spring, summer, and fall are way too hot for jackets of any kind!

  • 5. Jesse  |  March 16th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Hi Joanne, I am also from the Philippines. I would suggest a light clothes that you can layer, so that you can take them on/off depending on the weather. For a jacket, something like a denim jacket, moto or blazer. Plus, if it’s not heavy you can still wear pa sa Pilipinas rin :) That way you don’t have to buy just for your visit to NYC.

  • 6. 60 and sensational  |  March 21st, 2010 at 3:18 am

    This spring NYC visit is must for all the lovely jackets for all moods…..in interestingly in all variety of material and colour……….

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