Published on March 14, 2014—  Leave a comment

Spring Outerwear: Two New Trends to Try

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This winter has been a long, cold one for much of the country, and winter warriors can certainly be forgiven at this point for staring longingly at the breezy dresses and comfy tanks hanging unworn in their closets. While we don’t have the power to control the weather (when is that startup getting off the ground?), we can offer some fashion advice to get those pieces out of the house and on your body a little bit sooner, with the help of two key outerwear trends for spring: denim jackets and military-inspired jackets.

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Trend #1: The Jean Genie

First, let’s talk denim. Unlike jeans themselves, jean jackets definitely have their ebbs and flows: for every cool ’90s grunge look or early-’00s minimalist interpretation, there’s also tragically ’80s acid-washed and horrid mid-’00s patchwork versions to contend with. But denim jackets keep coming back because they’re easygoing, comfortable, and pitched right between warm-weather and cool-weather wear– making them perfect for transitional seasons like spring and fall.

What to look for: Back-to-basics is the defining aesthetic of the current denim jacket. Ideally, it should be in a light or medium wash, without a lot of bells and whistles like