When Reah Norman of StyledbyReah.com asked me to take part in the Bloomingdales Shop For Women Spring event, I jumped at the chance. She showcased seven spring trends and I was asked to help with one of my favorites—layering with lightweight jackets. We might be right smack in the middle of spring, but that doesn’t mean it’s been all sunny days and blooming flowers. No matter where you live, you know the weather has been super crazy with a mind of it’s own. It’s been an interesting task getting dressed every day not knowing how the day’s temps will treat you. Reah’s answer for that is knowing how to layer with something as easy and versatile as a lightweight jacket.
The spring event was held at the Bloomingdale’s in Sherman Oaks, CA. They recently revamped their plus size department, Shop For Women and it’s pretty huge. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you should really come and check it out. They carry brands like City Chic, Eileen Fisher, NYDJ’s, BB Dakota, Ralph Lauren, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Vince Camuto and more!
Here are my tips on layering with a lightweight jacket:
- Invest in a jacket that can be worn more than once. This means choosing a color or style that you love and will go with your existing wardrobe.
- Look for a jacket in a lightweight and breathable material. I’d stick with a material like linen or cotton that will keep you comfortable on the most random spring days. This will also make it easy to fold up and throw in your bag when you need to take it off.
- Don’t be afraid to choose jackets with prints or embellishments, then go the adventurous route and mix them with other prints.
Here are four perfect examples to help inspire you when it comes to layering with a lightweight jacket, including yours truly wearing what has officially become my favorite piece. I know I can wear this baby with anything. Reah styled all of these looks and they can definitely go from day to night by adding some of your favorite accessories. You know it’s all about making any outfit your own!
What I’m wearing: BB Dakota Plus Merrain Utility Dress, BB Dakota Plus Isaac Draped Jacket, Tory Burch Kerrington Convertible Crossbody, House of Harlow Jewelry, and Dolce Vita Louise Lace Up Wedge Sandals.
Disclosure: I received a gift for my participation in this event. Any and all opinions are true and my own.