Sliding into spring style can be a tricky transition, especially if you live in areas with unpredictable weather. Being a Washingtonian, I own a lot of different jackets to keep me comfortable in balmy temperatures and fog-filled air. While this may be a clothing challenge, I find it as the perfect outerwear opportunity to warm up with this season's hottest trends.
Sporty style is dominating the fashion world, and the easiest way to add some athleticism to your closet is with a aerodynamic outer shell. Jackets 3 and 4 are sport-inspired ideals for spring days that are sprinkled with light rain. Letterman's jackets like number 2 put an preppy spin on the athletic trend. Suede is a texture seen gracing magazines and street stylers alike; jacket 5 from ZARA is a sleek implementation of the fashion-forward fabric. Jacket 1 proves that denim is never going away, so pair this jacket with a graphic tee and black jeans or khaki cords.
The CHANEL-inspired jacket 1 from Topshop works great for formal events, just pair it with white slacks to keep the coat from looking heavy. Pastels are prime spring wardrobe material and jacket 2 from ZARA combines periwinkle with faux leather, another texture of the season. An over-sized blazer like number 3 is cleverly chic and dramatic when complimented with a form-fitting dress and a patterned clutch. If you're looking for more color, jacket 4 from Cartonnier pleases your bold palette. For the big spenders out there, Saint Laurent's leather jacket (number 5) with zebra-esque detailing is just the type of garment that will take your outfit to ferocity.