I’m working on an update to my Spring Coat Guide for 2023, but in the meantime, I wanted to show you one of my favorite spring jacket trends this year.
This is definitely a season of extremes because not only are longline coats trending, but so are the shorter cropped styles.
The LOFT Modern Rain Jacket caught my eye when I was shopping in-store. I love this gorgeous shade of green. With bright colors trending this spring, this makes a nice topper to my neutral outfits, but it also makes a fun contrast worn over other lights and brights.
I really like the raglan sleeves and snap flap pockets, and it has a bit of a swingy shape, which is fun. It also has an attached hood, in case you forget your umbrella. (I never carry an umbrella, so hoods on my rain jackets are a must!)
I styled this jacket two ways for this post. First, over a colorful striped sweater with off-white wide-leg pants and clogs.
The sweater is from Gap Factory, so it’s a great price point. I love the colors, and it’s 100% cotton, which is great for those who like natural fibers and can’t wear wool. It’s true to size; I’m wearing a small.
And these are the organic wide leg pants from Everlane. They probably look better with a more form-fitting top or one that is tucked in, but I don’t mind this look. I think it works because of the low contrast between the bone-colored pants and the ivory background of the sweater.
I’ve had some questions about clogs and if they’re trending again this spring, and I certainly hope so!
I haven’t seen them listed on most of the spring trends lists, but I think that’s because they’re a carry-over from the last few seasons. I plan to continue wearing mine. They’re the perfect transition shoe with bootcut jeans and wide leg pants that require a heel.
My second look is a little more laid-back and casual. I wore the same green jacket over a pink thermal top with blue jeans and white sneakers.
I love the contrast of the bright green and the pigment dyed pink. White jeans would be really nice with this outfit, but I went for a medium wash blue to keep it more casual and not quite so bright.
The SUNDRY pigment thermal top is one of my new favorites. It’s the perfect beyond-basic top to level up a casual jeans and sneakers look, which is basically what I live in these days.
And these jeans are the MOTHER Tomcat, a crop straight style with a 10 3/4″ Rise, 26″ Inseam, and 14″ Leg Opening. Those are the measurements according to the MOTHER website. You can also find this exact pair at Anthropologie and Shopbop.
I like how they’re a little more relaxed than my MOTHER Dazzlers, due to the slightly wider leg opening and slightly shorter length. It’s a nice style for summer.
I’m always on the lookout for similar denim styles for less, and I found this pair at Gap Factory. The regular has a 28.5″ inseam, but you can order the short length if you want them to be more cropped, like the pair I’m wearing here.
These are a really nice pair of everyday earrings. They’re lightweight and small but a little more interesting than a simple pair of hoops or studs, which are my two go-to styles for casual looks.
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photos: Alison Cornell