Here’s a selection of dressy and casual Spring jackets, many of which were purchased by clients over the last few weeks. Lots of options for petites. Many of the styles are tailored which is a breath of fresh air. Some styles are fluid, and some boxy. Some items are on sale, so it’s GREAT timing. I have my eye on a few of the jackets on this list that have a Modern Retro integrity to them. 

  • BLANKNYC Embroidered Denim Moto Jacket: A Modern Retro '80s style denim jacket with trendy embellishment. Fits a range of body types. Great with jeans, chinos, linen pants, and some skirts and dresses. Quite maximal with the studs, so consider yourself warned.
  • Ann Taylor Marled Bolero Jacket: One of the best business casual jackets for Spring and Summer. Lightweight. The white is a marled cool-toned pearl grey, and the dark blue is just as nice. It's tailored and has stretch for comfort. Looks sharp. Works well on curvier body types. Good on a larger bust. Very streamlining. Fab with all sorts of bottoms and a dress. EXCELLENT on petites.
  • Ann Taylor Textured Fringe Blazer: Super cute Modern Retro Summer tweed blazer. Fab shorter length. Amazing brushed gold hardware and beautifully made. Gorgeous colour and good fit. It has bracelet sleeves so consider yourself warned. Lightweight. Curvier and broad-shouldered girls might need to size up. This one followed me home to replace a very worn out Dutch orange blazer. I love it.
  • Ann Taylor Piped Linen Blend Blazer: A sharp blazer that creates a very flattering hourglass shape. The piping draws the eye up and down for vertical integrity. Extremely good jacket on petites. The tan is nice too. Suits a range of body types. If you're petite and need a sharp modern classic blazer - TRY THIS ONE.
  • Ann Taylor Petite Textured Fringe Trim Jacket: The cream is warmer and earthier in person. Very good jacket for apple-shaped body types. Chic in a Casual Chanel-esque way.
  • Truth & Pride Metallic Tweed Jacket: A fab jacket for a long torso, neck and arms. Looks as good unzipped. Beautifully made.
  • Chino By Anthropologie | Anthropologie Chino Swing Jacket: An arty swing jacket that works best on a long neck and smaller bust. It's very wide so consider yourself warned. But its short length creates just enough structure, as does the crisp collar. Its avant-garde and Modern Retro integrity give it a high longevity factor. Read the rave reviews.
  • Rebecca Taylor Tweed Jacket: A beautifully made item with a high longevity factor. Trendy Classic. It's quite delicate, and best on a longer torso.
  • Cupcakes And Cashmere Barden Fringe Tweed Jacket: The shape works quite well for petite apples with a smaller bust. Nice back frill detailing.
  • Ann Taylor Plaid Tweed Jacket: Classic and sharp. The colours of the tweed are a fantastic mix of warm blues and greens. Quite conservative, but it has its place in the right setting. Or remix it with tough and playful pieces to temper the twee.
  • Ann Taylor Grid Fringe Tweed Open Jacket: A great jacket for petites with a smaller bust.
  • Loft Botanic Blazer: A very fun pattered botanical blazer that fits an assortment of body types. Trendy Classic. It runs at least a size big so size down. Works well on straighter and curvier body types. Fun to mix with stripes and dots.
  • Loft Primavera Jacket: A unique tweed jacket with a playfully Folksy vibe. Good fit on straighter body types. The dark colour tempers the twee. Nice fringe.
  • Zara Textured Weave Cardigan With Frayed Detail Details: You have to be okay with the RATE (rough around the edges) vibe of this jacket. It's square through the shoulder and the fringe makes a large statement. Best on a smaller bust and straighter figure.
  • Boden Amelie Broderie Biker Jacket: Pretty Bomber Fabness. Works on an assortment of body types. Short enough to wear with skirts and dresses. Polished.
  • Topshop Ruffle Crop Jacket: The bell sleeves are wider than you think and make a big statement - especially in these colours. The gathers have a raw edge so you have to be okay with that too. Unlined, and read the rave reviews.
  • Boden Odetta Occasion Coat: Elegant Angelic Fabness. One of the prettiest longer length toppers I've seen. Gorgeous over a sheath dress, cropped flares, or cigarette pants. Fun over jeans too. Runs a size small. Ultra polished.
  • Boden Eve Stripey Coat: A bold jacket to wear with a sheath dress or slim bottoms. I like it over a column of colour. Polished.
  • Boden Amber Jacket: A Modern Retro jacket that looks particularly good fastened in front. Impeccable quality and beautifully made. Colour is more mustard in person. Tailored fit and textured fabric. Might run a size small. Very polished.
  • Banana Republic White Tweed Blazer: A warm-toned tweed cream blazer in a double-breasted style is unique. Looks great left open. Roomy sleeves and dainty fringe. Works well on a rectangular and straighter hourglass figure.
  • Ann Taylor Striped Sweater Jacket: I haven't seen this jacket in person yet, but the vertical stripes are interesting, and the review is good. Fab on an inverted triangle body type.
  • Topshop Crop Gingham Jacket: A RATE (rough around the edges) gingham jacket. The edges of the gathering on the sleeves are raw, so you have to be okay with that. The bell sleeves are wide and make a statement. Unlined, and a fun lightweight jacket. Suits a range of body types. Runs small.
  • Zara Short Jacket With Floral Print Details: A bomber jacket in a unique cut. It's tailored on the shoulders, and has lantern sleeves. It's ideal to wear over a black sheath dress, or with high-rise bottoms. Very trendy and makes a big statement. It's quite short, so not good on long torsos unless you're wearing it over a dress. Runs a little small.
  • Zara Gingham Check Coat With Frill Details: This longer length Spring tweed gingham jacket looks better in person. The midsection frill looks off on the hanger, but redeems itself on the body. It works on an assortment of body types if you don't mind straightening your curves. Very lightweight and easy to throw over lots of types of outfits. Runs a little small. It almost followed me home but it has a RATE (rough around the edges) integrity to it, which made me pause. Not quite right for my polished style.
  • RAFAELLA PETITES Petite Printed One-Button Jacket: Modern Classic Polished Preppy. Great on a curvy hourglass or pear shaped petite.
  • Rebecca Minkoff 'Brooke' Ankle Strap Pump: A great pair of dark blue red shoes with a comfortable fit and stable heel. Soft suede that's kind to you feet. Elegant on the foot. Best on low and regular volume feet. On trend.

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Botanic Blazer
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Primavera Jacket
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Odetta Occasion Coat
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Eve Stripey Coat
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Amber Jacket
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