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Stylish Spring Jackets

by Rosie Crompton on May 3, 2013

After what feels to be like the longest winter ever known to humanity, I think it’s just about safe to say it – Spring has finally sprung. Hurrah! But hold your horses –  it’s not time to start baring your shoulders in that strappy sundress quite yet, as the good old unpredictable British weather is bound to leave you a sodden, shivering wreck the moment you step outside. But just because Mother Nature isn’t cooperating with your new crop top that simply needs an outing, doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on style or else risk hypothermia.  Spring’s latest offerings of lightweight cover ups are hot, and will beat the Spring chill too.

For me, as soon as the sun makes an appearance- so does my denim jacket. A spring/summer staple every year, but this season a denim jacket works harmoniously with the Country ‘n’ Western chic that’s all over the High Street. The ideal companion to the tasselling, feathering and fringing of the Navajo style, a denim jacket thrown over a day dress with a pair of cowboy boots and a fringed bag equals laid-back cowgirl chic perfection. But if you’re more of a jeans kinda gal, you may be tempted to swerve the denim jacket. Nonsense – double denim is back. I promise: Rihanna’s doing it!

When a denim jacket just won’t cut the mustard, it’s time to call upon a trusty blazer. Oh yes, the old fail-safe will see you through any occasion, whether dressing up a pair of jeans or over your favourite party dress. But step away from the boring black jacket: this season’s blazers are a spectrum of colour and whirlwind of prints. If they’re not pretty pastels, they’re dangerously bright or adorned in the prints of the season- florals, geometrics or stripes.And if you must insist on loyalty to black, mix in some white and embrace the monochrome trend.

The jacket of the season, introduced to SS13 by the likes of Antipodium, Stella McCartney and Mulberry, is the new and improved bomber jacket. Having undergone a serious makeover, the bomber jacket has shed its military roots in favour of a softer (yet still edgy) feminine look. Whether done in casual, sports luxe (a la Chloé and Ms McCartney) or ultra girly styles showcasing sugar-sweet pastels and enchanting prints, the re-imagined bomber has been crafted of every fabric imaginable; from leather and lace, to silk and chiffon. Choose a lightweight bomber to see you through from those chilly Spring days to the summer days once the sun goes down.

So what will you choose? We’ve picked some of our favourites to help you decide…

 

This trimmed denim jacket from Mango is feminine and perfect for throwing on over a summer dress

Mango Trimmed Denim Jacket

 

Channel the western vibe with this aztec pannelled denim jacket from H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams

H! by Henry Holland Blue Aztec Denim Jacket

 

Work the all- white trend this season by covering up in a cool, white denim jacket

New Look White Roll Sleeve Denim Jacket

Nail the neon trend this spring and summer in this bright, floral blazer from boohoo.

 

 Boohoo Isabella Floral Printed Blazer

Be Pretty in Pink this Spring with this structured, double breasted blazer from Ted Baker.

Ted Baker Double Breasted Blazer

 

Work the monochrome trend in this bold, black and white striped blazer from mango. A versatile Spring cover up.

Mango Cotton Striped Blazer

 

Shine bright this summer in this pastel, sequinned bomber from French Connection. So on trend.

 

French Connection Techno Rain Jacket

 

This white lace bomber jacket from Darling is super feminine and pretty and makes for the perfect Spring jacket.

 

Darling White Georgia Jacket

This pink floral bomber jacket is as pretty as a petal. A flirty and feminine way to beat the chill this Spring.

New Look Pink Floral Bomber Jacket

 

 

Denim, floral and bomber all in one - this pretty spring jacket ticks all the style boxes.

 

Boohoo Kara Floral Denim Bomber Jacket

 

 

 

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About Rosie Crompton

Fashion fanatic and beauty junkie, usually found painting my nails, wearing Oasis and browsing pretty things on Pinterest. My ultimate style icon is Lauren Conrad and I love to wear florals and nautical. After graduating from university, where I studied English and Media, I landed my dream job as Copywriter and Content Manager at Style In View. I also write a personal beauty blog at www.everythingsrosieblog.com!

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