the must-have jacket for spring + styling a “cropped” sweater

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Going into spring there are obvious trends that you look forward to wearing.  (Like girly florals.)  Or accessories you’ll want to implement into your spring/summer wardrobe.  (Like a round bag.)  And today I’m going to share with you a jacket that everyone needs in her closet… the trusted trench.

Trends come and go, but a trench coat will absolutely never ever go out of style.  And the thing about it is that it always just looks so polished.  There’s never a time that a trench coat doesn’t look good.  From the office, to the weekend, this piece just really works with everything.  For example, I wore it on the plane with stripes and my favorite black pants and with today’s outfit.  Actually let me be honest — I wore it with EVERY outfit during our recent trip to New York.  It was MUCH colder than I expected and it was the only coat I had.  I was so happy I packed it!!

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This “cropped” top comes in 4 colors.  To make it NOT cropped just pair with your favorite pair of high waisted denim.

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These slides come in all the colors above!

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Since trench coats come in about every price point imaginable here are some favorites: mine is from J.Crew but I’ve always dreamed of owning a black satin one from Burberry.  Looking for a lower price option?  Here’s a stylish one for under $70.

For now, let’s get back to talking about today’s outfit.  On this cold morning we sipped our coffee while walking through Bryant Park.  Times like this are what I love about NYC.  I love all the walking and parks throughout the city.  Since where I live never involves driving everywhere I never have to think about my shoes being comfortable… but in NYC that’s a different story.  So I’m happy to report that these slides are actually comfortable and easy to keep on your feet.  I did quite a bit of walking in them and they handled it perfectly!

Do you have a trusty trench that you adore?  Let me know!