It happens every year. You wait and you wait for winter to just go away (no one likes you, winter!). Then spring finally returns with its cherry blossoms and promises of getaways and sunny days ... but after months of romanticizing the season, you suddenly start remembering all its annoying little quirks. Like how its pollen makes you sneeze, and how it rains on everything — and especially how indecisive it always is about whether to be hot or cold.
Our advice: Just remember January's bad behavior — and then grab yourself a pretty new jacket. We promise, you won’t even care about spring’s temperamental weather anymore — your coat will have you covered.
The Duster Trench
We’ve learned a few lessons from Chrissy Teigen, like, say ... how to season a salad in the nude, and how not to bake a cheesecake if Kanye West ever shows up at your door. The trick that’s served us best, though, is that go-to coat of hers. If the super’ has a signature street-style look, the duster is it. (She even included one in her signature collection for Revolve.) Slip on this trench iteration as you head out on a chilly morning knowing that it’ll keep you just warm enough but still be lightweight enough at lunchtime when they temperature has jumped 10 full degrees.
The Top Coat
Yes, the leopard print does take some confidence to wear — but everyone knows you’ve got no shortage of that (usually). Clean lines balance out the boldness of the pattern, especially when you pair it with every spring staple you excavate from the back of your closet (oh, hello again, little white dress — totally forgot you about you!).
The Bomber Jacket
It’s lightweight ... It’s pink ... It’s casual but not schlubby ... Three points to this bomber jacket, which you can throw on with jeans and Chuck Taylors or dress up with skinny black jeans and heels.
The Moto Jacket
As much as we’d love to feel flush enough to drop $3990 on the Saint Laurent’s all-white revamp of the motorcycle jacket, we think we’ll be going with this (frankly, just as gorgeous) version that costs 93 percent less. And now we’ll get shopping for LBDs and designer handbags and a whole bunch of beauty products with all that savings.
The Kimono Coat
We aren’t the only ones who are totally OK with taking the kimono robe out of the bedroom and into the streets — just ask Nicki Minaj who just designed one for her foray into fashion design. Team this version by Out from Under with jeans and a tee — or go full-on Kardashian with silky bottoms.
The Cocoon Coat
Everlane’s camel cocoon coat will take you to the office and back looking appropriately put together, and then be right there on Saturday to pair with the casual clothes you’ve been dreaming of wearing all workweek.
The Denim Jacket
We know, we know, you already have a denim jacket in your closet ... but aren’t you kind of bored with it? (Sorry, old friend.) A pink version puts a fresh spin on the everybody’s-got-one design, taking you right through spring and into summer.
The Cotton Jacket
Equally workable for work as for Sunday brunch, this jacket’s clean lines are tempered by a rumple of organic cotton fabric.
The Lightweight Puffer
Bear with us. Yes, the puffer is winter’s most ubiquitous jacket — but a super-lightweight one like this works just as well for spring. Slip it on in the morning when you’re asking yourself, how is it still so cold — it’s spring? Then, when you step outside a few hours later and it suddenly feels like August, just roll it up into its tiny sack and stuff it in your handbag.
The Anorak Raincoat
It will rain this spring. A lot. But your blow-out will be just fine thanks the this sleek anorak and its handy little hood.
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