Tired of winter’s wrath on your wardrobe? Get rid of your bulky winter jacket, and get into one of these stylish and refreshing outwear choices that are sure to get you ready for the spring season. They’ll have you looking fashionable at a cost for every budget.
In the trenches
One spring must-have is a long beige (or black) trench coat, and this one from the GAP (gapcanada.ca, $128) is the perfect trench to update your wardrobe. Made completely out of cotton, this trench will provide comfort, style and, of course, total chicness to your everyday outerwear. With classic trench features like the brown button closures, tie belt and the oversized collar, this trench is a sophisticated choice to invest in this season.
H&M can do no wrong, and its latest collection has us swooning — especially this short, studded, white biker jacket (hm.com, $30). Proving that an edgy jacket isn’t just for the fall and winter seasons, this jacket is a top choice for those of you who aren’t ready to give up studs and bling for soft pastel colours, and the white shade is right on cue with the season’s emphasis on white and pale hues. Oh, and the price doesn’t hurt either.
Love the look of the army jacket? Then you’ll really love this jacket from Aritzia (aritzia.com, $120). It’s designed with military-esque details, such as a tie-dye earth green and dark brown shade and four flap pockets. Another great detail of this jacket is the hood, which no doubt will keep you warm until temperatures start to rise. The jacket also comes in two colours, just in case you want to change things up a bit.
Bring on the colour! Spring is the first season of the year when we finally get to ditch the blacks and greys in our closet for something a little more bright, and this Zara coat (zara.com, $159) is the perfect start. The soft coral shade and simple, straight, clean structure make the coat stand out, and like many clothing items from Zara, it is crafted with a delicate blend of polyester and viscose, so you know the material will be able to handle the rain and wind.
Jackets don’t always have to be long or bulky just because of the weather. Case in point: this beautiful Aztec-inspired short boucle jacket from TOPSHOP at the Bay (thebay.com, $124). With an eclectic design I can definitely see Solange Knowles pulling off, this jacket will be your go-to on warmer spring days and will give your outfit a much-needed boost from your plain ol’ jacket.
Every so often an item comes along that is so captivating, we cannot turn away, and we just have to have it. This jacket is one of them. From Montreal-based retail chain Garage Clothing comes a jacket that fuses the best of two style worlds: denim and parka (garage.ca, $80). I mean, can it get any better than that? Besides the clean design and details, such as the drawstring neckline and waist and the silver snaps, this jacket reinvents the idea of the regular, plain jean jacket with a more updated look, and the light-wash colour is the icing on this fashion cake. If you like it, make sure to get it soon, because it’s available only on the web, and I’m sure it will go fast!
What would spring be without a raincoat? This rain jacket (urbanoutfitters.com, $69) makes me reminiscent of my childhood raincoats — only this is way more fashionable! With a classic soft yellow colour and designed with rain-resistant material and deep front pockets, you won’t mind getting caught in the spring showers with this must-have outerwear piece. Whether it’s paired with basics like jeans and a plain top or with your work clothes, you’ll look (and feel) stylish.