The spring weather will be here soon *fingers crossed* so we must be prepared. When it comes to spring, just like fall, it is about layering. With the fall and winter months the fabrics are heavier, the knits are chunkier and you are just stuffed overall. For the spring time you can still layer, but with light-weight pieces. So check out our Spring Essentials that you’ll need to master layering in this finicky weather. All of the items under $100.

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  1. Trench Coat
  2. Jackets (denim and leather)
  3. Cardigan Sweater
  4. Light Weight Scarves
  5. Blazer
  6. Rain Gear (Umbrella and Rain boots)
  7. Handbags (totes and cross body)
  8. Sunglasses
  9. Spring Dresses
  10. Shoes (Flats and Wedges)

Fall weather is in the air! Although I love summer, I am really starting to dig fall. I have been sleeping like a BABY!  I never realized how soothing and calming it is until now. Anyway, this week NYC is not getting out of the 70s. In the morning it will be in the mid to high 50s and the evenings will drop to the low 60s, so you are definitely in need of a light weight jacket for these finicky temperatures.

Some of my favorite styles are classic leather motorcycle jackets, cropped leather jackets, floral print blazers, peplum jackets, and of course the always chic trench coat. Take on a trend by adding spikes and other embellishments to the sleeves and collars. The possibilities are endless. Take a look below and shop the latest trends and also classic styles. All jackets are $150 or less so there is something for everyone’s budget! Happy shopping!

 Leather Jackets

Trenches

Peplum Jackets

Embellished Jackets

Varsity Jackets

Don’t let the cold winds fool you, Spring is actually on its way (officially in 15 days). What comes with Spring: warmer climate, NCAA tournament and spring cleaning. Whats a better place to start but your wardrobe? Allow me to suggest a few essentials to keep your eye on.

Windbreakers

Come on we all know wind isn’t a concern like rain but they style doesn’t waiver.  They’ve even popped up on the runways as statement pieces. Have a couple of these on hand, they can even be layered under a varsity jacket.  My fave comes from Nike. Classic, clean, fresh.

Colors

I know me personally it’s hard to not dress like the weather. So brighter days equal brighter colors. Fluorescent colors have been the standout trend that came to the runway and had everyone’s attention. Designers paid special attention to brighter colors and perspectives to create looks that were retro and youthful. But don’t go overboard leave it to one piece. Also don’t shy from the blues. Obviously found as the choice of color for most jeans but move your style along by showcasing this classic color in accessories and shoes.

Stripes

Stripes are coming back strong after being taken over by plaids the last 2 years. Stripes appeared in a lot of collections. The brighter the better. This season is great for experimenting  and what better way to do so than with stripes? Also a great tool to keep a slim look!

Trench

This jacket is such a staple, if you don’t own at least one theres an issue and you shouuld re-evaluate. From belted to belt less to single and double breast it remains easily a great piece casual or business. Trench coats have remained fashionable in the decades following World War II. Their original role as part of an army officer’s uniform lent the trench coat a businesslike respectability. Now it just lends you an option to take your style up a notch.

Footwear

Throw aside those hideous ACG boots and double soled dress shoes, Spring screams casual. From perforated leather to subtle suede the options are abound. Business wise the oxford is always a must as well as humble canvas gets haute polish in spring’s suit-friendly loafers and lace-ups. Just take a look this previous post.

Spring is the time to start off fresh. Put away those wool coats and waterproof leathers, take my suggestions because the season of fun is upon us.

Reader Kathleen asked if I could help find great jackets for the spring. So my first instinct was to stick with the classics, and we all know that is the trench coat. Trench coats are timeless and will never go out of style so it is in your best interest to find one of good quality so you can have it for a very long time.

When it comes to Trench Coats, I would first stick with a neutral color because neutrals go with EVERYTHING. The trendier coats are cute, but I wouldn’t spend too much money on them because they are trendy. I found quite a few great trenches for spring. Check them out…
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