The Best Jackets for Spring 2011

The weather is getting warmer, but it’s not quite warm enough to fly solo with just your tank-top or t-shirt. The spring jacket is probably the most neglected of jackets, because the second temperatures get into the double digits, we think we don’t need a silly jacket. But think of it this way; a spring jacket will keep you warm, and it’s just another fashion accessory to play around with! Here are the picks for the best styles of jackets to rock this spring.

Playing with Patterns

Spring 2011 is all about bright colours and mixing patterns. So what could be more spring than a colourful floral print jacket? Nothing. A nice blazer will give you just the right amount of warmth and style. And the floral print is sure to keep you looking cool, no matter what the temperature.

Try River Island’s Green Floral Print Blazer, $75. Available at


There was a great deal of sports themed attire on the runways this season, which is why it is no surprise that we are seeing a resurgence of the varsity jacket. The varsity jacket is casual and fun and looks great with a just a t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Or if you like, the ever popular vintage inspired Members Only jackets are a bit more androgynous and work for guys and girls.

Jackets like Mango’s Oriental Varsity Jacket have a bit more of a feminine touch to them, $150. Available at Mango.

Bomber Jackets

Leather bomber jackets are one of those staple items that never really go out of style. However there can always be variations on a classic piece. What we are seeing this season is a lot of nude and light brown leather jackets instead of the traditional black. It’s less biker chic, and more just plain chic. Neutrals are very in this season and a light coloured neutral jacket is the perfect way to top of a fresh spring outfit.

Check out Free People’s Muubaa Athena Leather Jacket, $482.61. Available at

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Mid length military jackets were a hot item this past fall, and now that it’s spring, many designers are offering lighter cotton versions of this trendy piece. You can find the classic military green in many different stores this season. Some designers are even doing different colours, but keeping the same boxy and edgy military shape. Either way, there is something for everyone with this trend and it goes with almost anything!

Try Forever 21’s Military Knit Jacket, $39.80. Available at Forever 21.

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Something totally new this season is the emergence of the kimono style jacket. It’s long, structureless frame looks good on almost any body type. Not to mention it ties up around the waist so it accentuates the smallest part of your torso.

Diane Von Furstenberg’s Margee Jacket will give you an effortlessly elegant look, and it will keep you warm on those chilly spring nights, $585. Available at

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