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Cotton Twill Moto Jacket
James Perse
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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There are a few trends that we are very excited to interpret this season, as they really lend themselves to adding some modern pieces to our closets that we’ll still want to wear for years to come. Military-inspiration is at the top of the list. The twill moto jacket from James Perse is easy and soft – and in the perfect shade of army green (called ‘fir’ through the shop it button). The collar drapes in a very pleasing way when left open, and the overall style has a great casual vibe that works with jeans, a sundress, or your favorite white pants.
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01/27/2015

Spring Outerwear: A Coat to Protect Us From a Much Kinder Side of Mother Nature

If you’re like us – our hometown is Chicago, after all – each morning you are reaching for that heavy coat and bundling up with a scarf and gloves, too. It seems like it will never end, but like it does every year, it will. Oh, won’t that be a glorious day? When it comes, we will happily shed our puffers and heavy wools for a cheery spring coat. And now is the time to get one, while you still have your pick of some of the best – which, of course, we have helped narrow down for you. Trenches are as strong as ever, in iconic fabrics as well as fresh new ones, like dressy crepe and denim, which are true stunners. Length is also played with, both in the body and sleeves. Military inspiration is really well executed, so there are lots of timeless olive and tan options. But of course, it’s spring so fresh color, simple white, and floral pattern give us some of our favorite choices, too. With the importance of athletic inspirations continuing, parkas and anoraks look fresh and exciting – and so easily wearable with everything. Baseball-style bomber jackets and motorcycle silhouettes still have a strong presence, too, so let’s just get into it.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our favorites for work, after 5, and casual dressing.
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Tory Burch - Rosie Jacket
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Tory Burch - Rosie Jacket
Rosie Jacket
Tory Burch
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Athletic inspiration meets modern femininity with Tory Burch’s take on an anorak. The hood is removable, the fabric is water-resistant and it has a zipper and button closure – all very functional traits, but it’s the stylish fabric patterns that bring this jacket to another level. If you zoom in through the ‘shop it’ button, you’ll see the bottom half of this jacket is a blue pinstripe – so chic against the muted grey floral burn-out upper half. They work together in an unexpected, and beautiful way. And, as you can see from the image, elevate the style so it’s not just for jeans – this will work with smart trousers or a skirt, too. It’s also sold at Nordstrom, if you’re size is sold out through the ‘shop it’ button.
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Lafayette 148 New York - Toriana Double Georgette Silk Jacket
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Lafayette 148 New York - Toriana Double Georgette Silk Jacket
Toriana Double Georgette Silk Jacket
Lafayette 148 New York
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If you often think of Lafayette 148 New York for gorgeous modern-fitting work wear…well, you’re certainly not wrong. But they are so much more than that, as proven by this perfect interpretation of silk bomber jacket. Oh, we love this. It’s got a sporty vibe and a dressed up feel thanks to the lovely silk fabric. It is minimalist and updated – bomber jackets are so current looking. This will look great with tailored pants, or a skirt, and a great pair of heels. If you are looking for a trimmer, contemporary fit, Elizabeth and James delivers.
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Eileen Fisher - Hooded Boxy Jacket
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Eileen Fisher - Hooded Boxy Jacket
Hooded Boxy Jacket
Eileen Fisher
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Eileen Fisher’s easy style and fit is perfectly translated in this water-resistant hooded jacket. The swingy, shorter, loose body of the jacket mirrors the sleeve to create a nice balance that does not overwhelm if you’re petite or look diminutive if you are tall. It comes in a couple of olive green neutrals, but the black is our top pick to give it a polished finish that matches everything. When you click through the ‘shop it’ button you can see how great it looks with a long-sleeve top layered under it, too.
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J. Crew - Double-cloth Moto Jacket
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J. Crew - Double-cloth Moto Jacket
Double-cloth Moto Jacket
J. Crew
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Not only do we love this J. Crew moto jacket, we love how they styled it, so you can see that a shorter jacket can absolutely be worn with something longer underneath – a common question that comes up when shopping for a spring jacket. A banded sweater looks great, too, since this versatile navy will go with everything in your closet. The wool is lightweight enough for spring, but has some heft to it that is ideal for the earlier days of spring. It’s J. Crew’s typical modern fit, so in 00-16, every lady can have that street-style edge.
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Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent - Maxi Trench Coat
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Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent - Maxi Trench Coat
Maxi Trench Coat
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent
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Coats of all lengths are making a strong showing this season. The maxi length of this Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent trench, combined with the sophisticated ivory crepe fabric, is ideal for a night out. With heels, and any pants or a dress, it’s feminine and powerful. The soft drapey fabric is finished with a modern-looking self-belt and even epaulets at the shoulder, giving this lady-like coat just the right punctuation so it doesn’t look too casual – but does look completely effortless.
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Ali Ro - Three-Quarter-Sleeve Anorak
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Ali Ro - Three-Quarter-Sleeve Anorak
Three-Quarter-Sleeve Anorak
Ali Ro
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A cropped sleeve on a spring jacket is so stylish, and really, basically as functional as a long sleeve. You’re not trying to protect yourself against harsh weather, and you mostly get the same coverage - only chicer. A long sleeve shirt or sweater underneath creates a beautiful layered look. The coat’s sleeve looks great rolled, as in the picture, but can be unrolled for a true ¾ sleeve, too. The easy elastic waist on this modern-fitting Ali Ro jacket creates an amazing waist shape on every woman. Truly flattering and versatile, it looks great with pants or knee length skirts, dressed up or down.
 

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