Some lightweight spring jackets

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It’s spring at last, plants and flowers are blooming, and it’s time to swap out your puffer for something decidedly lighter. I dig the clean lines of this jacket by Carhartt WIP.

Here’s one with a utilitarian vibe and a rather sculptural silhouette.

This Barbour waxed cotton jacket has such cute pockets, and you can’t get a whole lot more classic than Barbour.

A fun, oversized zebra print number.

And I’m also really digging this orange zebra print—it’s loud in the best possible way.

A work jacket in a really punchy hue.

I think the shorter sleeves on this floral padded jacket are pretty chic.

OK, this floral Adidas track jacket is slightly nuts, but I kind of love it.

A work jacket in a really nice green.

The Ikat print on this quilted jacket is so bold and graphic.

And here’s a quite different quilted jacket that is pretty preppy cool.

A well-priced (under $100!) twill utility jacket for throwing on whenever.

A really simple and elegant shacket.

This is right out of the Nili Lotan playbook, but it’s from Alex Mill and doesn’t cost a fortune.

 

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    Eloise
    28 Apr 2021
    7:36am

    No jacket for me today – still debating the backordered yellow denim from earlier this week – but I just grabbed a pair of the leopard Loeffler Randall sandals pictured from LR itself (Anthro appears out of the print). My feet don’t stay in sandals well and I usually resort to – no judgement, please – Tevas. If these work, my feet will be a bit less embarrassed.

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      cw
      28 Apr 2021
      7:51am

      No judgement here––I wear Chacos when I walk Betty. They stay on my feet and have a great arch support.

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    cw
    28 Apr 2021
    7:50am

    If anyone is on the fence about a Barbour jacket do go ahead and splurge because a) they last forever so the cost per wear is minimal and they wear like proverbial iron and b) they’re like denim jackets––everyone should have at least one because they go with everything and c) the pockets are roomy enough you won’t need to carry a purse. I’m eyeing that bat-s%$t crazy Adidas print jacket even though it’s supposed to register 90 today so thinking about any jacket makes me a little bat-s%$t crazy.

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    Jax
    28 Apr 2021
    4:24pm

    Love that Kim found another opportunity to throw in more work/chore/utility jackets! Or maybe I hate it, because it can be rough on my wallet and closet space!!

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    MARGARET
    30 Apr 2021
    9:01am

    So last week when Kim was not posting I feared something was wrong (I always go to the worst case scenario, especially in these Plague Times). Now that I know she’s newly in love, I just figure she’s too exhausted from getting that good D. I see the lack of new posts and think: GET IT, KIM. GOOD FOR YOU. It’s all perspective, baby!

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    DeeSea
    1 May 2021
    10:47am

    I bought the brown & cream zebra-print jacket, and it’s PERFECTION! I love it. It does run big, so consider sizing down. I have a smaller size on the way to me…

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    Liz
    28 Apr 2021
    9:51am

    Thanks for sharing Kim. All great but I don’t think I can buy another spring jacket. Mayen that yellow rain jacket you recently posted.
    I’ve had the Barbour quilted one for several years.

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    kimbersam
    28 Apr 2021
    9:54am

    CW, You are decidedly not crazy. Or if you are, I am right there with you wearing exotic prints. The Adidas collabs are pretty genius. Stella M and Y-3 were the gateway drug and Pharrell is amazing too. And Nordies has some of the pieces Adidas itself is sold out of.

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    patty
    28 Apr 2021
    12:22pm

    I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER JACKET PLEASE STOP!!
    haha. jk.

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    Ellie
    28 Apr 2021
    9:55pm

    I love the idea of a spring jacket so much, but no place I have ever lived actually has enough of a spring to wear one. If it’s cool enough for a jacket in that brief window between snow storms and heatwaves, it’s also raining hard enough to require a raincoat. If it’s nice enough for non-rain jacket, it’s too warm for any jacket. So the lovely spring jackets are acquired and then hang unworn in the closet for years before being regretfully sent off to the great consignment shop in the sky :(.

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    Viajera
    29 Apr 2021
    12:15pm

    Hurray for German gymnasts! It took too long. Next up – volleyball! Esp beach.

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    Emily
    29 Apr 2021
    4:40pm

    I bought an Alex Mill chore jacket linked either here or on Andrea’s blog last year. Granted, it was Start of Covid, but my 19 y/o daughter said I looked like the Tiger King.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    29 Apr 2021
    6:06pm

    Those Alex Mill jackets are done so well. I’m at the point where I don’t really NEED a jacket at all, but I’m sick of my army green cargo jacket. So would I be an awful person who is denying her commitment to sustainability if I bought a new jacket? (Just to be clear, I don’t judge anyone for shopping love!)

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      Jenny
      29 Apr 2021
      6:50pm

      Val, the way I handle these urges is to consign what I don’t want and then look to consignment for the replacement. Not sure if there’s enough Alex Mill on the second hand market to meet your needs, though, and that path doesn’t support Kim. Are you the same-enough size as your daughters (you’ve mentioned them in comments) that you can offload the existing cargo jacket to one of them? And now I’m dreaming of a giant GOACA swap meet…wouldn’t that be great?

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