A great way to wean yourself off of winter clothes.
Maybe you’re ready for tank tops, but everyone in my life knows I’m going to wring every minute out of winter clothes. Meaning the only reason I enjoy spring is because I get to still wear winter-type clothes (jackets, boots, scarves) just in a lighter/newer way.
In fact, I’m currently on the hunt to replace the jacket I’m wearing in the picture above. I bought it at Forever21 years and years ago and it’s age is starting to show. I’ve got my eye on this J. Crew version (below), I just need them to pretend like they’re Forever21 for a day so I can get the jacket for $24.99 – Okay? Okay.
If you don’t own a green “field jacket” then you don’t know that they make a white shirt, graphic tee, patterned tank, patterned maxi, jeans, white pants and a striped pencil skirt look effortlessly cool (not all at the same time, that would be quite the feat).
The reason I’m in love with this J. Crew version is the hardware. Hardware can truly make or break a jacket. This hardware MAKES jacket for sure…
Purple will be voted prom queen of spring, no doubt. So why not get in on the action with this sweet jacket from Altar’d State?! The peplum detailing takes it to a whole new level of sweet, and if you’re a pencil shape this will give you some curves. Some pear shapes can pull this look off as well, because the peplum ruffle will make your hips look small in comparison.
Before you go thinking you just “can’t with this next jacket” let me sell you on a metallic piece like this super cool jacket from Express… The details of the jacket are minimal which means it’s not going to look too busy, it’s just…Oh I don’t know…going to take anything you pair it with up a thousand notches in the cool factor NO BIG DEAL. Wear it with a simple t-shirt and jeans to simply pick up your child from school and you’ll look so pulled together. Or wear it with an all black outfit, a gray shirt and white jeans and some sneakers!
In other words…I need to go get this jacket…
I came close to changing this whole post to be about unique denim jackets because I kept bumping into them, so that might be coming at you in the future. Love this laid back version of a denim jacket. It’s a bomber so it’s got that cool, breezy shape to it and the denim will go for miles in your closet. Pick up this one at New York and Co.
Again if you’re firmly in the peplum camp – here’s a sweet peplum staple for you to wear on repeat. It’s going to lend shape and instant style to anything you wear it with. Snag yours at Francesca’s!
Did you notice a theme with each jacket? I wanted to say (and just about did) that each jacket can add something to a simple t-shirt and jeans look, which is exactly why I like them. Leaving the house I want to maintain my style, but be comfortable and not looking like I took forever to get ready. That’s what a jacket does – besides giving you warmth it allows you to translate more of your taste without having to layer on or “create” a bunch of looks.
So try one of these out this spring and let me know what you think!