Fashionable and functional coats for spring

Stylist Erica Work highlights trendy spring coats.
Published May 22, 2020 8:40 a.m. EST
Last Updated May 25, 2020 9:12 a.m. EST
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For many of us right now, our trips outdoors have become the highlight of our days. And because Canada's spring weather is all over the place, a jacket is definitely a must.Stylist Erica Wark highlights some versatile coats that are on-trend, because let's face it, having a little fun with fashion during this stressful time can be just the pick-me-up we all need.

THE TRENCH

The traditional trench coat is a must-have for spring because of its versatility. The cut is timeless and classic, but it can easily be modernized by the fabrics or colours used season to season. You can make the trench the focal point of an outfit or simply throw it on over an outfit simply for layering purposes.

GET THE LOOK:

Aritzia, Babaton Lawson trench coat in sage frost  | Hilary Macmillan quilted trench coat

DENIM

From classic blue to coloured, oversized and cropped, there are so many fresh denim jacket styles to choose from this season. It really caters to the individual this spring, so pick the style that most represents you!

GET THE LOOK:

ZARA '80s denim jacket |ZARA purple cropped denim jacket

THE ANORAK

This spring, like so many other trends from the '90s, the anorak is having a moment once again. Sportier than a denim jacket and more stylish than most raincoats, anoraks make a great wind-resistant shell for spring’s transitional weather.

GET THE LOOK:

Gap GapFit Anorak in energetic peach  | ZARA packable neon green water repellent raincoat | Soia & Kyo Desiree metallic water repellent jacket

THE MOTO JACKET

The moto jacket, or biker jacket, was introduced to us by high-end designers like Balenciaga. Black leather is the standard for many moto jackets, but today, it comes in an array of colours in all sorts of fabrics including linen, wool, cotton and denim.

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Old Navy canvas moto zip jacket in moon doorZARA faux leather biker jacket| Soia & Kyo Laure faux sherpa jacket with moto collar in sunflowerTREND AND UTILITYThe utility jacket is a practical piece that's commonly made in denim, cotton or waxed canvas so to combat inclement weather. They're usually a boxier cut with a collar and a buttoned-down front or zip closure. Traditionally done in army green or camo, this season, we're seeing it in fresh colourways, cuts and styles.

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Joe Fresh boxy contrast stitch jacketZARA embroidered eyelet jacket | Mackage hooded rain jacket