It has been so delightful to forgo my fleet of wool and puffer coats this last week in favor of a lighter top layer. I could not wait for this Cara Cara jacket to arrive — it’s reversible (!), so you can customize the palette a bit. I loved the unusual use of khaki/brown in this coat, and of course the botanical print is beyond lovely. I haven’t yet cut off the tags because it runs roomy, and has a pronounced boxy look at the shoulder which is a tad overwhelming on my petite frame. I can’t tell if the jacket will sort of “soften” with wear, or maybe I just need to lean into the shape. I LOVE the pattern and colors though, and I rarely regret a statement jacket — trust me! It’s SO fun to have a statement piece to throw on over basics. Inclined to keep it. What do you think?
The other piece that I am gravitating towards purchasing this season is this Ba&Sh Gaspard cardigan. I know a few of you own this cardigan in other colors and rave about the quality, and that lilac hue is absolutely calling my name! Imagine over floaty spring dresses, or with white denim? Too cute. I did notice that, for some reason, that jacket is about $100 less at Farfetch, though you do need to pay for international shipping there. I’ve ordered from Farfetch in the past and it’s highly reputable. FYI!
01. CARA CARA MARISSA JACKET // 02. J. CREW GISELLE SWEATER // 03. NINA BLANC QUILTED JACKET // 04. MANGO KNIT JACKET // 05. ANTIK BATIK AMELIE JACKET // 06. MAJE MALO CARDIGAN // 07. ALEX MILL CHUNKY CARDIGAN (RUNS A TAD SNUG) // 08. VERONICA BEARD LEATHER JACKET // 09. THE GREAT REVERSIBLE PUFFER SHACKET (25% OFF!) // 10. BERNADETTE CARDIGAN // 11. XIRENA RHYS JACKET // 12. BA&SH GASPARD CARDIGAN // 13. THE GREAT REVERSIBLE QUILTED JACKET
I also needed to mention that Nellie Diamond and her new Loewe jacket are bringing the field jacket back in a major way. Not that it ever went out — field jackets from Barbour are timeless! My FIL bought me one over a decade ago and I still reach for it multiple times each season. Just classic. But! I love the way Nellie/Loewe are reinterpreting in dressier contexts, with slightly more exaggerated shapes. J. Crew has some great options to consider if you want to channel HRH Nellie: I love this cropped field jacket style and this embellished collar one. And, of course, there’s Barbour. I would opt for something a bit boxier at this fashion moment — the classic Bedale? The general vibe is either cropped, flared, or boxy. Play with shape/silhouette to bring into the contemporary conversation!
P.S. The scalloped edge trend.
P.P.S. What was the first movie that really moved you? I loved your comments on this post.
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So late in responding (like, so late that there probably won’t be too many more jacket days until the fall!) — but I LOVE that Cara Cara jacket! The botanical print and the khaki color are so good together. I am also always into reversible styles — currently eyeing SZ Blockprints’ Manju vest in the summer colorway. I fully agree that having a statement topper is a gamechanger in nearly any season, but especially in spring, when I’m so often sick of my winter coats.
Yes, amen! Spring coats really inject new life into long-in-the-tooth jeans / pants I’m sick of looking at. Love this styling trick.