I feel it is just about time to look at spring jackets


idlf jacket

It is snowing out as I type this—so annoying—but over the weekend, the weather was positively balmy, and it put me in mind of lightweight spring jackets. This one is from the  Ines de la Fressange line at Uniqlo, and I think it’s really sharp.

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And the yellow here is unexpected on a utilitarian shape.

pink camo

OK, now we come to the camo mini-section of this post: this one has a kind of pink-tinged thing going on that I really dig.

camo windbreaker

And I like the blousy shape here.

blanknyc jacket

The orange lining on the hood of this windbreaker is a nice, poppy touch.

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This quilted jacket is already sold out in some sizes, but I felt it was too cute not to include.

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A well-priced, streamlined leather jacket in a really good blue.

rails jacket

Still not tired of millennial pink.

minkoff jacket

This striped number is ever-so-vaguely modish.

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Here is a good choice if you feel like you’ve outgrown your denim jacket but still want to wear a denim jacket.

marlo trench coat

I know this trench doesn’t really fit with the category and that I should have included it on my post on trenches from a little while back, but I like its shape so much—really chic.

waxed coat

This one is waxed, which gives it a cool sheen and makes it a good option for foul weather.

military jacket

I like that this military jacket is cropped enough to wear with a dress.

leather jacket


Another leather jacket, this one in a nice blushy hue.

hunter bomber

I dig the overall shape of this bomber.

silver anorak

This anorak costs more than it should and I’m not at all certain I could pull it off, but I think it’s pretty great.

lotan jacket

And this is Nili Lotan and comes very close to the GOACA price limit, but it’s really sharp.

GOACA wardrobe classics: The saddle bag


There is something very cool girl about saddle bags. And not cool girl in the Gone Girl way, but cool as in somebody you just see on the street or at a party and think: I want to be that chick. They’re just so classic and effortless, and frequently big enough to carry a decent portion of your life around with you.

little liffner saddle bag

The less hardware the better on saddle bags, as far as I’m concerned. But I do like the D-ring on this otherwise quite clean bag from Little Liffner.

steven alan saddle bag

I like the idea of a canvas bag, and this one is kind of preppy chic with the leather strap and details.

cuyana saddle bag

The simple gold bar on this choice from Cuyana sets it apart.

longchamp saddle bag

And I really like this one from Longchamp; it’s got good lines.

clare v saddle bag

From Clare V: The braided strap is unexpected here.

welden saddle bag

I know this is on the crazy side and maybe not for everyday, but I do think it’s fun.


frye saddle bag

A bit of a departure from the traditional shape, but I like that it’s red.

mansur gavriel saddle bag

And this one from Mansur Gavriel comes in a ton of colors, but I adore the army green and think it would be quite versatile.

french connection saddle bag

A super-well-priced option.

apc saddle bag

I like the faux crocodile effect on this one from A.P.C..

ll bean saddle bag

And I’m quite intrigued by this one from LL Bean.

coach saddle bag

And finally: Coach makes a good choice if you’re looking for something super-unadorned.


Here is a post on great bags for everyday.

16 super-cute graphic tees


pam & gela tee

I thought that since yesterday I brought you a post on blazers, today I would deliver graphic tees to wear with them. Some of these are pricier than t-shirts really should be, but I’m willing to pay a little more for a piece that gets it exactly right, as I feel this one does: I love the tiger and the football stripes.

zadig tee

A lovely sentiment on a nice, slouchy tee.

allsaints tee

The birds here are sweet.

paradised tee

I just really like this color combination.

sol angeles tee

The flying foot is just such a good graphic, and who cares if you’ve never been to St. Barth’s?

redone tee

These Bowie-esque lightning bolts are just cool.

current tee

Current-Elliott cuts a very flattering tee, and this one is nicely tough.

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You can’t beat a classic Fiorucci logo.

lips tee

A pair of lips is pretty irresistible.

neue tee

I just like the blue and black here.

sandro tee

This is kind of hippie-ish in an appealing way.

play tee

And of course I couldn’t not include the Comme des Garcons PLAY heart logo.

mickey tee

Mickey is a solid standby.

ramones tee

This tee is by a company called Madeworn that manufactures fake vintage band T-shirts and I never show them cause they’re too pricey and it’s fun to look for authentic band/concert tees in thrift stores, but this Ramones tee is pretty good.

rag & bone tee

This is just sort of dear.


levis tee

And finally: I’m loving this old-school Levi’s logo.


Did you miss my post last week on basic black pieces for under $100?



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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