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Spring has risen like the morning sun. But don’t be fooled! A little cool nip in the air still lingers in the spring. To keep yourself comfortable, reach for a spring coat. You have almost a half dozen coat styles from which to choose, so choose well and wisely (unless you care to spend a teensy bit more and drown your closet with coats in all five styles!). Keep an eye out this season for the fabulous and classy trench coat, bomber jacket, promenade coat, peacoat and biker jacket and where to buy them in Chicago!

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1. Classic Trench Coat

The classic trench comes in khaki—but wait! This spring the classy trench has been woven into colors so bright you’ll need sunglasses just to pick them out of your closet. Trenches are normally belted and cinched at the waist to give the wearer a flattering hour-glass figure. Rain or shine, the trenchcoat makes for fine outer apparel to protect the wearer from harsh elements, like a light spring rain or a frigid blast from the north.

Burberry

Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL

312-787-2500

Classic Cotton Trench Coat $995

Detachable Hood Trench Coat $695

2. Cool Bomber Jackets

Keep yourself protected from the heavenly breezes on cool spring days with a lightweight bomber jacket. Made of cotton, the bomber jacket sits at the hips snugly, because both the wrist and hip areas of the bomber jacket are elasticized. (Did you know the first bomber jackets were called flight jackets and made of leather to keep pilots warm in frigid airplane cockpits?)

Kohl’s

2140 N Elston Ave

Chicago, IL 60614

773-342-9032

Simply Vera Vera Wang Mixed-Media Bomber Jacket $47.60

3. Fashionable Promenade Coat

Can’t decide between your trench and blazer? Choose the best of both fashion worlds by strutting downtown wearing a very stylish promenade coat. The promenade coat is a blend between the trench coat and a double-breasted blazer.

MadeWell.com

http://www.madewell.com

Promenade Coat $268.00

4. Teeny Peacoat

Double- or single-breasted peacoats come in a variety of luscious colors to satisfy any fashionista’s picky appetite: kiwi green, mandarin orange, strawberry or lemon yellow. Funny that all these colors sound so fruity … but yummy to the eye! (Interesting fact: Peacoats were worn in American since the 1720s!)

Carson Pirie Scott

Ford City Mall

7601 South Cicero Avenue

Chicago, IL 60652

773-581-5555

Jones New York Sport® Twill Peacoat Jacket $65.40

5. Biker jacket

Short and sweet—or tough as nails—whichever way you look at biker jackets, they have a place in spring wardrobes. The biker jacket, as we know it, is oftentimes made of black leather and exudes a tough, masculine appeal of sorts. But come spring, women have a choice of leather material in an array of pacifying colors and the option of a hood … yes, a hooded biker jacket. The look is really feminine and appealing!

Bloomingdale’s

600 North Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

312-324-7500

Alice + Olivia Jacket - Graham Hooded Biker Jacket $880.00

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