Stylish Jackets for Spring 2013

Pack away the heavy winter coat and slip on a lighter layer that says spring

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Trade your heavy winter layers for a lighter coat that’ll put a spring in your step

With longer days come lighter jackets, and a welcome relief from the need to bundle up when stepping foot outside. So pack up your winter gear and throw on a coat that says spring is here.

Spring showers bring modern variations on classic pieces like trench and pea coats. Or, if you’re looking for something with a little more edge, try the latest spin on a leather or moto jacket. Click through for 8 great spring jacket styles – there’s something for everyone.

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Michael Kors Washed Cotton Anorak

If protection from the elements is your main concern this spring, an anorak is sure to keep you warm on wet and windy spring days. This one ($275) from Michael Kors, worn with a pair of Aviators, creates a cool military-chic look.

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Plum Denim Jacket

While designs may change with the times, denim jackets never seem to lose their appeal. Opt for something simple but stylish that you can wear through next season, like this one ($98)from Plum.

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Danier Leather Blazer with Satin Lining

An iconic and forever-popular garment, the leather jacket is a wardrobe staple. With so many styles to choose from, you’ll find the right one to fit your personality. A suitable spring option is this leather blazer ($349) from Danier – sleek, sophisticated and available in a variety of rich new colours for the season.

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Club Monaco Lee Moto Jacket

You don’t need to ride a motorcycle to rock a hip biker jacket, like this one ($229)from Club Monaco. Dress it up with a blouse, or zip it up to show off its funky details.

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Gap Neon Parka

A versatile garment, the spring parka can be worn with everything from skinny jeans and boots to flowy summer dresses. Add a little sunshine to your wardrobe with a vibrant colour, like this neon parka ($98)from Gap.

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Orb Happy Days Pea Coat

You can’t go wrong with a pea coat – a traditional design with modern flare. This light spring variation ($116) from Orb comes in coated canvas, with cropped sleeves and a removable hood.

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Lululemon Right as Rain Jacket

Protect yourself from April showers – which you know are frequent in BC –
 with a cozy, colourful raincoat, like this one ($198) from Lululemon. It’s wind and water resistant, and includes a hood visor and fleecy pockets to keep you warm and dry.

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Jessie Polka-Dot Trench Coat

Trench coats are a timeless outerwear essential, though every season sees a crop of new styles as fabrics and patterns evolve. For a modern look, try a satin, patterned version, like this one ($168)from Guess.