The weather today is v nice but like, not to be pessimistic or anything, pretty sure it’s going to snow again next week. I mean, I’m no Al Roker here, but it doesn’t seem too hard to be a weather man these days. You currently have a 50/50 shot of predicting the weather and being right. That’s because we’re in that weird in-between time of the year where, with help from climate change #InconvenientTruth, the weather is more unpredictable than whether or not I’ll be getting my period this month. And like, I’m on birth control so wtf, can we get some regularity??? But, just like my period likes to play hard to get, so does the current weather. So enough about me and my womanly issues, here are five transitional jackets under $150 that will help you stay comfortable and maintain some sanity during this inconveniently, unpredictable weather.
1. Free People Snake Trucker Denim Jacket ($129)
I bought this jacket the other day, and I think I’ve worn it every day since. It’s a subtle snakeskin print, which is so trendy right now, and it’s the perfect in-between lightweight coat for this crazy-ass weather. This jacket is thick enough that my headlights don’t come on in my fitted tee, but it’s not so warm that I’m dripping sweat, putting my natural deodorant to the test. It’s the perfect jacket, and it’s so f*cking cute, I highly recommend.
2. UO Corduroy Zip-Front Cropped Jacket ($89)
Corduroy is usually a material reserved for fall and winter. But in this gorgeous pale blue color, it totally works for this transitional time period. The material of the jacket will obviously provide a necessary level of warmth, but the color makes it totally work for spring. It’s also cropped, so it makes this jacket that much less heavy than your average standard jacket.
3. Blousant Bomber Jacket ($120)
This jacket is the ideal transitional piece for this time of year because it’s a perfect neutral spring color without being an in-your-face Easter pastel. It’s lightweight and stylish, with the balloon sleeves to make it a little less basic. It’s polished enough that you could wear it to the office, but stylish enough you’ll still want to wear it out on the weekends. Get you a jacket that can do both!!!
4. UO Jordan Denim Puffer Jacket ($129)
For the girl who’s always cold, this is your ideal transitional jacket. It’s a puffer jacket, so it will be able to actually keep you warm. But you also won’t look like an overdramatic idiot wearing her best faux-fur puffer on a 60 degree day. It’s plush and cozy without being a teddy jacket, so it’s still weather-appropriate.
5. LEVI’S Baggy Trucker Jacket In Bust A Move ($98)
It’s predictable, it’s obvious, but it’s the ideal transitional jacket for a reason, and you probs already have one in your closet: a denim jacket. A denim jacket works great for the in-between weather, particularly if you get an oversize one. An oversize denim jacket means you have room to layer underneath if need be, but it also looks great over a cute sleeveless crop top and shorts. You know, for when you’re out day drinking and it’s a bit breezy. It’s very Hailey Baldwin vibes, and will even look cute just sitting on your shoulders without actually having to have it on. But then again, if you’re day drinking, you should probs just keep it on, because otherwise it will fall off and with all those mimosas in your system, it’s highly unlikely that you’ll even notice it’s gone.
Hopefully, for all of our well-beings, this weather will get its sh*t together sooner than later, and officially switch to spring. Look, if I can get my sh*t together enough to pass accounting my senior year of college, I think the weather can figure it out as well. And you know, if Mother Nature wants to just go ahead and skip spring and go right to summer, I’m totally cool with that option too. Until that happens, make your life easier with one of these transitional jackets.
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