Fall into Spring 3: Back in Your Black Fall Jacket for Spring

This is part three of my Fall into Spring adventure (check out Rocking Your Fall Moto in the Spring and Mediating Your Fall Media Jacket in the Spring if you missed parts one and two). I’m highlighting six great pieces from the fall collection that you may have in your wardrobe and showing how you can wear them with the spring cabi collection or your own spring pieces. If you don’t have these pieces or if you are not a cabi fan, I’ll discuss how you can take similar pieces and rock the more traditional fall pieces this spring and summer!

Our third fall piece is the Turner Jacket! This was a very popular fall 2015 cabi piece. It has a few features that make fun and a bit different than your run-of-the-mill black jacket:

  • It has pointed ¾ length sleeve, which give it a fun edge and are easy to roll up
  • It doesn’t have a lapel, but has styling that makes it look like it does
  • It is a longer length, but no too long, providing a slimming overall look
  • The styling makes it perfect for work, but also great for more casual wear.

 

 

 

 

Black jackets are a classic wardrobe piece—a wardrobe essential! If you don’t have one with these features, you can pull out any of your fall black jackets. Or consider these blazers from White House Black Market:

 

Tips:

  • A black jacket is such a versatile piece you can really wear it with anything, but for spring think brights and florals to best make it work in the season (and not look all wintry)
  • Consider wearing it over a sundress to add warmth, cover bra straps, and possibly make the sundress work appropriate (cabi has some lovely sundresses, like the Fresco Dress, Margherita Dress [the white one may work best, but either], or the Safari Dress (currently out of stock)
  • Black jackets totally rock with the fun, flirty skirts of spring! For instance, try it with the Isabel Skirt (either color) or any spring skirt you have in your wardrobe! This can be a great way to wear those skirts to work or a way to add a fun layer to a date night look
  • Black jackets and distressed jeans were all over the place in the fall—transition this look for spring with either white distressed jeans (such as the Destructed Slim Boyfriend) or over cut-off shorts
  • For an easy, casual look, wear the black jacket with the on-trend olive green utility, jogger, or cargo pant styles--I love mine with the amazing Traveler Pants from cabi (will get myself two pairs of these as they may be my all-time favorite pants), or other options like the American Eagle Utility Joggers I particularly like the ribbed cuffs in the sightly cropped length
  • The “black out” look is quite in this spring, so also consider ways to wear your black jacket with other black pieces:
    • For a casual, versatile, go-anywhere look, pair it with the Mesh M’Leggings
    • For a comfortable, modern yet classic work look, pair it with the Go-To Trouser (a favorite of mine this season)
    • For a trendy and fun look, wear it over a black or mostly black blouse, such as the Flore Top or Tivoli Top (as shown)
    • For a funky, casual, playful look, wear it over the Marble Pant

Your black jacket, whether the Turner Jacket or any other, can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe—don’t just wear it the in fall and winter! Rock it all year long!

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

 Sometimes I accessorizes with my toddler--or he photobombs

Sometimes I accessorizes with my toddler--or he photobombs