Whether the preferred term is spring coat or summer jacket, we're highlighting transitional outerwear for when the weather is still feeling breezy but thinking about heating up.
By now we’re all familiar with transitional dressing. Sometimes it takes a little nudge to get there — you know — that time of year when we take a look at our closets and gleefully (or begrudgingly, depending on how we rate closet cleansing) swap our woolen overcoats and plush knits to the back of the wardrobe in favor of more optimistic pieces that signal the changing seasons. While we may be dreaming of bare legs and day to night ensembles that don’t require more outerwear than a good SPF, we still need a few key pieces and outfits to get us around the corner.
Cue lightweight coats and spring jackets like trench coats and dusters. The key to layering a spring look is to pay attention to the details that make a neutral outfit sparkle, like a ruffled collar or a subtle sleeve detail that adds volume and texture. While the jacket is the piece de resistance, the outfit beneath can also make a statement of its own, ready to shine when that burst of sunlight peeks through the clouds or to show a touch of color, creating dimension with a pattern, contrasting sleeve or denim.
“Look for jackets that compliment the rest of the wardrobe as we can bring these back into rotation come fall.”
Style tips: pair jewelry that contrasts the hardware on the jacket to create a mixed metal look that works with an open overcoat or a casually tied trench; play with the waistline and experiment with tying the belt or adding your own. Look for jackets that compliment the rest of the wardrobe as we can bring these back into rotation come fall.