20 Stunning Spring Coats: Minimalist

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Spring may officially be here, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to break out the sleeveless tanks and short skirts quite yet. The first bit of spring always requires a bit of a cover up, and if you live here in the San Francisco area you need to keep that cover up handy all summer long. Are you ready?

Don’t worry if you don’t have that perfect spring jacket yet. We’re going to be showing off our picks for the 20 best coats of the season, grouped according to personal style. Does shopping get any easier than that?

Let’s start our spring jacket shopping spree with my personal favorite style: minimalist! Characterized by solid colors, clean lines, and sharp silhouettes, this style is perfect for topping your favorite downtown looks. Check out our top 5 minimalist finds…

First up, an excellent budget find. I spotted this cozy coat during my weekend spin around my local Zara store. The waffle weave will add a lot of visual interest to a monochromatic look, all while keeping you nice and warm.

Zara Blazer Coat

→ Buy the Zara Blazer Coat, $189.00, at zara.com.

April showers bring May flowers… and wet shoulders. This sleek rain jacket will keep you dry without distracting from your minimalist vibe.

Soia and Kyo Hooded Rain Jacket

→ Buy the Soia & Kyo Hooded Rain Jacket, $245.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Once the rain lets up, spring becomes the perfect season for leather jackets. It’s still cool enough to wear leather comfortably, but you don’t have to worry about ruining the delicate skin in inclement weather. This A.L.C. jacket takes the perennial favorite biker jacket silhouette, but strips off all of the extraneous detail to create a perfectly sleek look.

A.L.C. Saari Leather Jacket

→ Buy the A.L.C. Saari Leather Jacket, $1,069.00, at saks.com; shipping is free.

I couldn’t resist a little drama in the form of a cape. This stark white cape coat will look great with everything from jeans, to shorts, to dressy trousers.

Burberry Kingsley Cape Coat

→ Buy the Burberry Kingsley Cape Coat, $1,295.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

While the minimalist style is often associated with shades of black, white, and grey, solid colors from all over the spectrum fit right in. Picture this punchy orange wool coat with slim black trousers and a featherweight dove grey cashmere sweater. Amazing, right?

Zara Wool Coat

→ Buy the Zara Wool Coat, $119.00, at zara.com.

Minimalist not your thing? Check back throughout the week to see our favorite Feminine, Trendy, and Sporty spring coat finds!