Have you got your Spring Jacket yet?
Spring is finally here and as we have a roadmap out of lockdown in the UK with currently 6 friends meeting outside, its time to start thinking about the transition out of our winter coats into our Spring Jacket.
Don’t get me wrong I am not saying fling off everything just yet, as the cold breeze is still quite prevalent. But as the days get longer and lighter and the idea of Spring becomes more of a reality, we can be hopeful that as we step outside into a shorter and generally thinner Spring Jacket we do so with layers to stop the risk of us freezing to death.
The perfect transitional piece for this strange in-between season is the spring jacket, an essential in any wardrobe. Thicker than a shirt or cardigan, but less bulky than a coat or jumper, it can easily become one of the most versatile pieces in your arsenal if you manage to find a great one.
So, if you don’t already own one or are simply after a refresh, there are generally six key styles of Spring jackets that you should take note of for season. I take you through three I am advocating on my YouTube video below. But it’s worth noting the rest as you don’t want to miss out on the choice that’s there now do you?
The Trench: A great transition piece for Spring. Easy to wear, easy to style, easy to take with you on an adventure with the great British weather as your friend. Normally in neutral beige, it’s classic enough to last beyond just one season and guaranteed to go with everything in your wardrobe. I have gone for it in a gorgeous sage hue from Hush which will inject a pop of colour into your Spring wardrobe this season.
Picnic Quilts: Super lightweight and definitely roomy enough to fit jumpers underneath (you might even want a size down if you prefer a less oversized look). I have chosen the Ganni Ripstop Quilt which also includes a statement collar that will definitely make you stand out.
Belted Utility: Belted styles are definitely in this season, but I think the belted utility looks always work well with its big pockets, as you won’t be short of storage on your walks out and about. I’ve gone with this straight forward one from La Redoute which has a great price point.
Denim: You can never go wrong in denim and just like blazers are oversized this season, so too is the denim jacket. To keep with the relaxed vibe of lockdown this style helps with the layers that will just peel off as the season continues. Take a look at the Ganni x Levi one here for inspiration.
Blazers: Just like the trench are great transitional pieces and this year the brighter the better. You can see the one I chose in my video below. But I thought I’d point out that leather is very much a style that is everywhere too and keeps you very warm when its nippy. This one from Arket shows off the oversized style with great tailoring.
Finally Cropped jackets are everywhere and you can see which ones I am championing over on my Shopping Channel where I go into more details about the products and styles that I am advocating. This is a great way to pick up one of my finds too. But if you want a more personalised session where I recommend specific products based on your requirements take a look at my virtual shopping service here.
So which style floats your boat, let me know in the comments?
Tip of the day: We all know how unpredictable the weather is at this time of year, so the best spring jackets are easy to layer and carry around, with room for a thin knit underneath to wear now, and light enough to wear with a simple vest or T-shirt later in the season too. The idea is you simply want to be able to throw it on half way out the door, maybe fit it in a rucksack or around your waist when hit with a blast of sunshine or throw it over your shoulders quickly in an April shower.
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Until next time xx