One thing that I love about the warming temps is the ability to wear a jacket instead of a coat. See, a jacket can be part of your outfit... a functioning component of the "look" you are trying to pull off. A big down puffer coat that goes to your knees... not so much! So out with the puffer (thank goodness!) and in with the stylish jackets. This one is an oldy-but-goody from Gap. Long before the days I had kids - oh those glorious, fabulous days! But it just goes to show... investing in classic pieces like a simple khaki jacket can pay dividends for years to come (wow, look at me and the financial analogies!).
The other great thing about jackets is that it's hard to "grow out" of them... case in point I wore some type of jacket almost daily while pregnant with my daughter (and working in a male dominant field) - unbuttoned of course. I was able to hide the looming belly until the sweltering heat of the summer made me give in finally. Oh, and when a fellow male co-worked asked another fellow male co-worker if he "thought Jill had put on some weight recently". Ahem, yeah! Like seven months of pregnancy, baby! I figured the cat was pretty much out of the bag by then. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't trying to "hide" it... just perhaps feel a little more confident on a construction site.
This "safari" jacket almost resembles the military look that is all the rage these days and happens to be super versatile so it's been getting a lot of action lately. This was the first time I belted it and I really liked the outcome.
How about you... do you depend on jackets for seasonal (or otherwise) transitions?
Jacket, Gap (similar)
Belt, Old Navy (similar)
Shoes, Nine West (similar)
Bangles, ? (similar)