I am sorry to report that snow showers are in the long-term forecast for the east coast (yes, more slush next week!), but perhaps I can alleviate some wintry misery by sharing with you some hard-to-find pieces that flawlessly handle the cold-then-warm-then-cold climate typical of spring that will, I assure you, come! I'm talking coats and jackets that are ideal for layering over a lightweight or chunky sweater or (best case scenario) a simple t-shirt or blouse. Take for example, the vibrantly-hued Reiss pea coat, above, as sported by Olivia Palermo in London last month. I love its fresh pop of color and how it "springifies" her look. These colorful toppers from Topshop and Nicholas do the same. Also fun: a vivid print coat or jacket such as this leopard Maison Scotch, this floral River Island, and this embellished Dorothy Perkins bomber. This striking white BA&SH coat (20% off) is also drop-dead amazing, but if you're looking for something left of center, why not this Michael Kors sleeveless vest (cute when belted too, and it's 65% off!). Of course, you can't go wrong with a classic trench such as this Club Monaco. I also adore this (Chanel-y) fringe-trimmed Kate Spade coat and this slightly edgy zipper-accented one from DAY Birger et Mikkelson. More springspiration below!
Photos: The Fashion Eaters, Never Underdressed, W Magazine, Dans Vogue, Pinterest