SPRING 2011 JACKETS FOR THE SEASON- WEAR NOW!

SPRING MILITARY JACKETS
Above, from left: Kensie Belted Military Jacket, $128, available at Kensie; Rag & Bone Ashmore Jacket, $415, available at Rag & Bone; Kinder Aggungini for Impulse Jacket, $139, available at Macy's.

Forget frog closures and over-the-top patches. Uniform dressing is so much more clever when interpreted in understated epaulets and strategic pockets. 

COLLARLESS JACKETS

Above, from left: Banana Republic Textured Collarless Jacket, $198, available at Banana Republic; Tory Burch Tweed Box Jacket, $500, available at Net-A-Porter; J. Crew Rialta Tweed Jacket, $250, available at J. Crew.

Blame it on Mme. Chanel, but these collarless toppers have become the epitome of sass and class. Rock them with a pair of leather shorts or go prim by wearing one over a full skirt.  

SPRING ANORAKS & PARKAS

Above, from left: Ann Taylor Memory Anorak, $228, available at Ann Taylor; Textile By Elizabeth & James Robinson Parka, $365, available at Net-A-Porter; AE Surplus Anorak, $69.50, available at American Eagle Outffiters; Theory Hattie L Anorak, $425, available at Theory.

These utilitarian toppers merge fashion and function with the ease it takes to wear them.  

KIMONO INSPIRED JACKETS

Above, from left: Diane von Furstenberg Margee Jacket, $585, available at Diane von Furstenberg; Topshop Summer Tie-Waist Mac, $300, available at Topshop; Sparkle & Fade Chiffon Kimono Jacket, $59, available at Urban Outfitters; Winter Kate Kimono Jacket, $495, available for pre-order at Boutique To You.

You’d be surprised at just how versatile these flowy numbers are. They can go over jeans and a shirt for a casually chic look, or as a genius cover-up when the beach beckons.  

SPRING CAPES & PONCHOS

Above, from left: BB Dakota Taylor Cape, $105, available at BB Dakota; General Assembly Kenzi Cape, $112.99, available at Need Supply Co.; See by Chloé Hooded Cape, $630, available at Net-A-Porter.

A woman in a cape (or poncho for that matter) never fails to catch our eye, which is why we can’t wait to break out these sleeve-free overcoats come spring. 

STRIPED SPRING JACKETS

Above, from left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Striped Jacket available at select 3.1 Phillip Lim stores; Bailey 44 Gyro Stripe Jacket, $187, available at Revolve Clothing; Diane von Furstenberg Striped Cotton-Blend Jacket, $545, available at Net-A-Porter; American Apparel Sailor Stripe Jacket, $68, available at American Apparel.

The striped jacket is akin to fashion perennials like nautical stripes and schoolboy blazers in their longevity and wearability—these are bound to be on your weekly wardrobe rotation.  

VARSITY JACKETS

Above, from left: ASOS Varsity Jacket, $129.10, available at ASOS; Members Only Varsity Jacket, $59.99, available at Urban Outfitters; Topshop Baseball Jacket, $80, available at Topshop; 3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Bomber Jacket, $525, available at Shopbop.

The best thing about this academic trend is that you don’t need to have an athlete boyfriend to score one of your own! 

COLORFUL SPRING JACKETS

Above, from left: Steven Alan Renada Blazer, $385, available at Steven Alan; Rachel Rachel Roy Lace-Waist Trench Coat, $169, available at Rachel Roy; Truly Madly Deeply Navajo Fleece, $59, available at Urban Outfitters; ASOS '60s Trench, $107.58, available at ASOS.

We won’t be surprised if slipping on one of these happy-hued jackets puts a spring in your step. Anchor these bright babies with neutral heels or boots.

 

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