Today I woke up to snow. Let me guess, your first thought was “Aw, pretty!”
My first thought: “Gaaaahh!!!”. I know, so eloquent. It’s a gift, really.
I don’t want to be a drama queen. I’m just better with dry weather. (Cue the “And you chose to live in Switzerland?? Smart.”)
But just when I was thinking that winter had finally caught up with us and I should track down the snow boots I bought last year (and never actually wore), the snow had more or less melted. By the afternoon it was all gone, to my great relief. It’s still chilly out, but we already see signs of spring, like snowbells on the grass, the first blossoms, and even a butterfly here and there. (I’m telling you, it’s like freakin’ fairy land here, it’s so almost-irritatingly pretty.)
I have managed to get through an entire winter wearing a heavy coat only a handful of times, and while I am 90% horrified about it (because whoa, global warming is not a joke), I will freely admit to the existence of that selfish 10% that is relieved not to have had to dress like a yeti at all. That same selfish 10% also believes that this requires a small celebration — like maybe a new spring jacket?
I have an undying love for biker jackets, but spring calls for a break in my adoptive-New-Yorker tendency to go for black first and foremost. Tan seems like a natural choice — warm, neutral, works year-round… sold.
Oh, yes — the more I think about it, the more I’m convinced. And though I was expecting to have to shop around quite a bit for it, it was took a quick browse to stumble upon the perfect option above, by Bonprix.ch. Now my mind is bubbling with outfit possibilities: how about pairing it with your LBD to give it a bit of attitude (not to mention that elusive “What, this? I just threw this together” vibe) — how can you resist that? The right biker jacket can make your outfit go from day to night when you don’t have time to mess around with it much because you have study/errands/appointments all day, but you also have a movie date in the evening… just refresh your mascara and swipe a bit of Fine-one-one on your cheeks, and you’re good to go 😉
(By the way, that cute, super-versatile LBD above? It’s from Dorothy Perkins, and it’s also very affordable. You’re welcome.)
That same tan jacket would also make a great day-to-day coat, something to throw on over skinnies and a tee, or to give a maxi dress a bit of structure.
What do you think? Is there space in your wardrobe for a biker jacket? Unless you already have one, in which case please share how you wear yours!