The Spring Jacket Edit

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the outlook is bright! After a difficult year with limited social gatherings or trips out, it looks like Spring/Summer 2021 may be a time for celebration. Restrictions are being eased, vaccines rolled out and at some stage this season we may even have the opportunity to get away for the weekend! In the meantime, picnics in the park, alfresco dining and coffees on the street will be welcomed with open arms; so now is the ideal time to invest in a Spring jacket!

Whatever your style, whether it’s a trench, biker or denim jacket, blazer or bomber style, there’s something to suit everyone. I’ve had a browse online and found some perfect pieces!

The Trench

Classic, lightweight and stylish, a trench is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. For a casual, pulled together look, layer over a striped Breton t-shirt or white shirt. Add a pair of your favourite jeans, a pair of wedges or some comfortable sneakers and you’re ready for anywhere!

Consider the colour carefully. Warm skin tones will shine in camel, khaki or cream while cooler skin tones will look radiant in navy, white or blush. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour. A pop of yellow, red or green can add fun and interest to your Spring/Summer outfits.

A single-breasted trench will flatter those with a fuller bust while a trench with a belt will add definition at the waist for athletic body shapes. The length is important too. Too long and it could swamp a petite frame!

The Biker

Perfect for adding an ‘edgy’ touch to a romantic or classic style, the biker brings versatility to your Spring/Summer wardrobe. Whether faux or genuine leather, there are many colours and styles to suit your personality and lifestyle. A classic black biker will never date and can be worn for years while other shades and styles can add a stylish dimension to your seasonal wardrobe.

Leather Biker Jacket – All Saints £299

A biker style jacket in suede adds a soft luxurious touch to your Spring/Summer outfits. There are many colours on the market at various price points so decide if this is an investment piece or a seasonal on-trend purchase. Choose a neutral for an understated look or add a bright pop of colour in a flattering shade that suits your skin tone.

The Blazer

Classic, timeless and versatile, the blazer is the perfect transitional piece. Whether styled casually or formally, it adds a stylish touch to any outfit. A blazer will take you anywhere! Office, to bar, park to theatre, it’s a key piece for any wardrobe.

When choosing a blazer consider the button placement. Double-breasted styles can add bulk to a fuller bust, while oversized or boyfriend blazers can swamp a petite frame. A blazer in a flattering neutral tone will be invaluable and offer may styling options throughout the seasons. Try tonal dressing in various shades of the same colour; great for creating a ‘column’ of colour and the illusion of height!

My favourite look is a blazer dressed down with jeans, a simple t-shirt and sneakers. Understated, classic styling at it’s best! Below are a few of my favourites!

The Denim Jacket

For a laid back, casual look there’s always the denim jacket! Style over dresses or pair with wide-legged trousers, but choose the fit and colour carefully! Cropped styles will add definition at the waist and look great when worn over midi and maxi dresses. They will look equally as flattering when styled with high waisted trousers while other longer, baggier shapes will look cool and casual worn over our favourite loungewear, hoodies and sweatshirts. Faded, ripped styles will add an urban feel to your outfit while darker, cleaner styles will give a smart – casual finish to any look this Spring!

You can use my discount code CAT15 for 15% off any full priced items at Baukjen.

Whatever your choice of jacket this Spring, keep smiling and only buy what you love!