The joke about Indiana weather goes like this…if you don’t like the weather, just wait five minutes. Because it’s bound to change.
As a girl who has lived in Indiana for 25-ish years and who knows a thing or two about jacket weather (and parka weather and no-jacket weather and everything in between), let me tell you about the three jackets that you need this spring.
Because if it’s too warm for one of them…then it’s cold enough for another! ;)
1. THE FIELD/UTILITY JACKET
This is the piece you need, but don’t think that you need. Sure, everyone has a denim jacket and a trench coat on their “must have items list,” but the utility jacket is every bit as classic…and even more functional! Want to know why?
Seriously, guys. I can’t even explain how much use I have gotten out of utility jackets and their pockets, especially when traveling!
They also add a lot of texture and interest to an otherwise basic outfit. Take away the utility jacket in the outfits above, and I’m essentially wearing a striped tee and jeans or a basic black dress. Kinda of boring, but not with an added layer and dash of army green!
Utility jacket for the double win!
2. THE TRENCH COAT
Because Europeans are never wrong about three things: cheese, wine, and trench coats. My favorite being cheese, but since today’s post is all about jackets…I better stay on topic!
This is the ideal spring weather jacket…especially when it’s real spring! Aka when it’s too crisp in the morning that you still need an extra layer to get you from Point A to Point B! I clearly favor pairing my trenches with blue (see all the example photos above), but the beauty of a classic beige trench is that it goes with EVERYTHING!
Seeeeeeee….those Europeans really do know what they’re talking about!
3. THE DENIM JACKET
Ahhhh the denim jacket.
I can’t pick a favorite from this group of three. But if I ABSOLUTELY had to…it would be this denim jacket. Specifically this one from Target (which I got last season – but this one is super duper similar and also from Target).
Because like a good pair of jeans, a perfect denim jacket can take you everywhere. I wear mine constantly from spring to fall and barely take a break from it (just long enough to wash it). It’s perfect with dresses, skirts, and patterned pants. I’ve also seen people wear it with other denim items, but I’m not brave/cool enough to do that….yet.