How to Wear Your Spring Jackets Right Now

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Hello. My name is Jillian, and I’m addicted to jackets. It’s true, and while it may seem like an odd thing to be addicted to, but it’s real and I’m here to tell you about it.

I wear a lot of my clothing trans-seasonal. My summer dresses are paired with boots and denim jackets and scarves in the fall and I layer my leather moto jacket under my wool cocoon coat when the temperature drops below 40. It’s a habit from being in college and only working with so many options, but it’s trained me to find a way to look chic while still bundling up. I’ve preached about chunky sweaters and turtlenecks, but the double jacket is something I feel more people need to know about. Don’t put away your nylon bomber jacket or draped leather topper, because they can play an integral part of looking chic, while staying super warm.

Here are 6 different ways to make your spring jackets work for you throughout winter, without the risk of frostbite.

(Related: It’s Time We Come Up With a New Styling Look Besides the Jacket Draped Over Your Shoulders)

Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 2.48.13 PMA cool, quilted topper is a staple to have for spring (and double points if you can find a killer leather one like the one above). Pair the structured under layer with a robe-like coat that has a statement-making faux fur color.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 2.47.52 PMPairing a bold leather moto jacket with a drapey, striped topper is definitely statement-making. The faux fur collar on the leather moto jacket adds structure and dimension to the shapeless coat and adds weight to a lighter top layer.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 2.47.38 PMI’m a huge fan of open front coats and this sweater coat is perfect for pairing anything underneath, but try it with your favorite spring bomber jacket. It’s all about the masculine and feminine pairing.

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Just have the leather lapels peak out of this fuzzy peacoat and you’ve got a killer combo. Plus, the knit sleeves of the leather jacket help with elbow room in a more structured overcoat.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 2.48.02 PMTo me, this is the classic two coat combo (which can be seen demonstrated on me here). An army green park is standard winter coat territory but a cool, frayed edge denim jacket adds a dressier element to an otherwise casual outerwear situation.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 3.12.10 PMThis is the chicest (and my “street style”) option. With a color-blocked sweater coat and a gorgeous, winter white cocoon coat, you’re ready for any weather. Keep the undercoat unzipped and show off your sweater underneath, or zip it to make a geometric statement.

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