The concept of taking off your coat may strike fear into your heart right now, but there will come a day (soon, we promise) when the temperatures will rise above negative 20 degrees, and you’ll want a lighter outwear option. Enter the transitional dressing staple: the jacket. Whether you are layering it under a coat until the end of March or tossing it over a flimsy sundress in April, a lightweight topper will be a mainstay of your wardrobe for many months to come. Here are the 4 best styles to stock up on this season—no matter your budget.
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Update your classic blazer by opting for a double-breasted style that's nipped at the waist. Wear with slacks for the office or wide-leg jeans for weekend brunches.
Falling somewhere between a denim jacket and a leather biker, a boxy suede coat is a great option for grounding a floral dress or adding '70s flair to cropped jeans.
Trade in your slouchy military jacket for a more refined kimono style. Pair with a pencil skirt for work or leather pants for a night out.
An embroidered jacket is the perfect complement to this spring's bohemian vibe. We'll use one to dress up a vintage tee and slouchy jeans or add flair to an all-black ensemble.