Three Looks: Melanie Pace Styles Spring Jackets

It may not be beach weather just yet, but it is time to say goodbye to those down puffers and heavy wool coats we’ve been sporting all winter long. Shed those heavy layers, and grab a light spring coat with a bold statement. We’ve teamed up with Melanie Pace, celebrity stylist and personal shopper (whose career feature you may remember!), to share three of our favorite spring trends. Whether you’re a spunky fashion risk taker like Melanie, or opt for a more classic style–trench coats, raincoats, and utility jackets are must-haves for every girl’s spring wardrobe.

The Raincoat

Neon has been the color of the season for the past two seasons. Embrace it. Wear it. Raincoats provide a fun and fashionable way to sing in the rain while staying dry. Don’t be afraid to mix in other pops of color, or keep it simple and let your neon coat do all the talking.

GET THE LOOK:
Jacket: Gap
Shirt: Forever 21 // similar here
Skirt: Pleasure Doing Business // similar here
Clutch: DVF //similar here
Shoes: BCBG // similar here
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters // similar here
Heart Bracelet: J.Crew
Black stone ring: H&M // similar here

The Trench Coat

A basic trenchcoat should be a staple in every woman’s wardrobe. If you are a risk taker, like me, try one with a pop of color or with cool leather sleeves. Style it by draping over your shoulders or tying the belt in a creative way! Finally, pop the collar and push up the sleeves to give this an overall edgy look. Have fun with a trench coat. It doesn’t have to be a boring piece.

GET THE LOOK:
Jacket: BCBG Generation //similar here 
T-shirt: Forever21
Pants: Forever21
Necklace: Zara
Shoes: Jimmy Choo // similar here
Clutch: H&M

The Utility Jacket

Utility coats are more popular than ever, and having one in your wardrobe is a simple way to pull any outfit together. Whether it’s with jeans and a t-shirt, shorts and a tank, or a dress with neon heels–you can pull it off! These jackets are usually light weight and neutral in color that goes with almost anything. Styling tip: When wearing an oversized utility coat make sure to stay body conscious with whats going underneath the jacket. If you are wearing something masculine like a utility jacket add a feminine piece in the outfit as well. Have fun with color and add accessories!

GET THE LOOK:
Jacket: H&M
Dress: Skies Are Blue
Necklace: J.Crew
Shoes: Jimmy Choo // similar here
Bag: Forever21 // similar here
Hat: H&M // similar here
Glasses: Tom Ford // similar here
Clutch: Miss KL

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