You know the score: It’s too cold to wear that new Smythe blazer and too warm for your freezing-my-butt-off Canada Goose down duvet. What’s a girl to do when Mother Nature insists on screwing up our fashion cycle? The stores may be stocking spring and summer, but what we need is a good outer layer that beats the chill while still invoking a feeling of warmer days. Here are four of those best in-between jackets from around the country…
1. Nicole Bridger
Ninety percent of Nicole Bridger’s clothing line is made in Vancouver, while the remaining ten percent is produced in Fair Trade certified factories overseas. Now that you know these clothes have conscience, you might be thinking of nabbing this flowy, thigh length, water resistant Discover jacket — that tulip hem is bound to have you thinking of flower beds! An added benefit is the generous hood.
When fashion-forward and quintessentially Canadian outwear brand Mackage presented its Fall/Winter 2014 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, they took a cue from the unpredictable and changing climate across the country. That collection may be a few months away, but the brand’s latest spring collection is equally versatile, with particular love blossoming for this classic Olesya sand leather trench.
3. Pink Tartan
This digital floral print trench from Pink Tartan answers our very prayers with its double-breasted warmth, seasonal pattern — and even more importantly, water-resistant fabric. Team it with grey skinny jeans or a pleated tea-length skirt for a ladylike transformation.
4. Smart Set
Finally, looking fabulous doesn’t have to break the bank, which is why I’m including this show-stopping bomber jacket from wallet-friendly retailer, Smart Set. The bomber is making a big comeback this season but paired with black pants and flats, this $35 colour injection is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face.