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Hello, Spring! It’s been a while since we last saw you. And what’s a better way to celebrate you than talk about the most important winter-to-spring transition piece: Spring jackets 2022 edition. It doesn’t matter if you bring along those April showers ‘cuz we love May flowers. And we also love milder temps, blue skies, longer days, and sunshine. Then there are all those Spring celebrations you generously host:
So, yes, it’s more than okay if we have to battle crazy weather in the short term. No problemo! Especially when you have Spring jackets on hand. Come on in Spring and enjoy your stay.
It’s Sunday, ladies, which means it’s time for one of our epic roundups taken from the archives. Today, we’re talking about essential Spring jackets that help transition the season in style. My tried-and-true Classic Spring jackets are:
You know the name of the game: for each jacket type, I’ve put together a widget you can shop directly. Today’s retailers include:
Per usual, denim makes my list. Look for dark rinse, light rinse, oversized or fitted. For summer, add a denim vest for variety. Honestly, a traditional denim jacket is the perfect third layer all through Spring and Fall. Jean jackets also come in other colors and patterns.
Style tip. Wear your jean jacket with a graphic tee or white denim and roll the sleeves for a casual look.
Of course, an iconic trenchcoat makes my 2022 spring jackets. It’s an iconic statement piece. The classic khaki trenchcoat hails all the way back to WWI. Trenchcoats receive lots of love and updates from fashion designers every year. An easy way to update your closet and stay modern and relevant is with a fresh spin on the traditional trenchcoat.
Style tip. A classic way to wear a trench is unbuttoned with the belt cinched at the waist. Or tie the belt in the back for variety. Who doesn’t like choices?
This little baby is a hard-working transition piece in those early days of spring or fall when the weather can be unpredictable. Wear it with a feminine skirt. Opposites always attract. It’s the yin and yang of fashion.
Style tip. A long-sleeve stripe tee looks fabulous with a utility jacket, as do graphic tees. Don’t forget to add a colorful scarf if the weather is chilly.
A moto/biker/leather jacket works just like a blazer but with an edge. Y’all know I love a good moto jacket, which is why it always lands on my Spring jackets list. Or Fall, for that matter. It’s an iconic classic that helps span the seasons.
Style tip. Drape it over a dress for the evening or wear it with your favorite pair of blue jeans in the daytime.
Rain, rain go away. The classic raincoat, ’cause sometimes in Athens it just rains for a week straight.
Style tip. Get colorful and have fun!
One reason I always reach for a lightweight jacket is that they add warmth without the bulk. Nowadays, a lightweight down jacket can easily slip into your tote or handbag when not in use.
Style tip. Lightweight jackets are the perfect choice when traveling, especially by air. They’
Who remembers windbreakers? As a young girl and teenager, this was my jacket of choice. Even as an adult, I’ve had an affinity for windbreakers that slip over your head with kangaroo pockets.
Years ago, I had an orange windbreaker from Talbots that I wore non-stop. Mr. Style finally intervened and asked if I had any other jackets I could possibly wear…
Style tip: Much like raincoats, have fun with this jacket. They’re an easy way, low-stakes way to incorporate color into your wardrobe.
Some of you may be scratching your heads wondering why a blazer made my Spring jackets list. But blazers are the perfect third layer on a mild Spring day. A tailored blazer will always bring spit and polish to any outfit. But a deconstructed blazer has a looser fit and feels like you’re wearing an oversized sweater.
Style tip. If you’re a prepster like me, nothing beats a blazer and jeans.
Last week was easy on the wallet week as they say. We welcomed in Spring with
both from Scoop at Walmart.
We just posted a new DAILY LOOK, so make sure to check it out. Daily Looks is a really simple feature: a dedicated photo feed of my daily outfits. And you can shop those outfits easily through the shop the widget below the picture.