20 Stunning Spring Coats: Sporty

Friday, April 04, 2014

It’s time to wrap up our week-long series highlighting the best spring coats of the season. You’ve seen our minimalist, feminine, and trendsetting picks already. We’re closing things out with our five favorite sporty coats.

The sport-inspired fashion look was generally a pretty big trend on the spring runways, showing up in everything from shoes, to shirts, to accessories. We think it was big enough to warrant its own category this year. To make our sporty spring coats list finds had to be clearly inspired by sports, but not a full-on uniform knock-off. They also had to have a fashionista edge, and look just as good kicking it on a weekend as anchoring a floaty maxi dress. Now, on to our picks…

This sailing-inspired anorak from Band of Outsiders gets bonus points for the super pretty yellow color. It’s just a shade off from a utilitarian sailing anorak, but that’s enough to elevate the whole look to a much more fashion-forward plane of existence.

Band of Outsiders Anorak

→ Buy the Band of Outsiders Anorak, $695.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

With the Winter Olympics barely a memory, it was impossible to ignore the influence of winter sports on the fashion scene. This puffer has all the swagger of an alpine skier, but with the fashion sense of a figure skating diva.

Zara Combination Fur Puffer Jacket

→ Buy the Zara Combination Fur Puffer Jacket, $119.00, at zara.com.

The military-inspired parka is a perennial favorite both for its usefulness and its ability to instantly toughen up a pretty party dress. How very Kate Moss. This bargain priced find is available in olive green, khaki, and black.

Uniqlo Military Parka

→ Buy the Uniqlo Military Parka, $49.90 (was $69.90), at uniqlo.com.

The classic varsity jacket gets a luxe makeover with this all-leather Coach take on the trend. Legit details like raglan sleeves and ribbed-knit trim keep the look authentic. All that’s missing is your letter.

Coach Leather Varsity Jacket

→ Buy the Coach Leather Varsity Jacket, $1,098.00, at coach.com.

Bring the country to the city with this hunting and fishing inspired utility jacket in camo print cotton poplin. For a real juxtaposition, wear this lightweight jacket with a ‘90s throwback slip dress and simple sandals.

Gap Camo Utility Jacket

→ Buy the Gap Camo Utility Jacket, $79.95, at gap.com.

There you have it – our top 20 stunning spring coats. We hope you’ve enjoyed our minimalist, feminine, trendsetting, and sporty picks. Did we miss your favorite jacket of the season? Let us know in the comments!