If you want to get a jump-start on Spring, consider swooping up the jacket of the season: the anorak. Like, now. I would suggest either khaki, olive, or the classic black anorak. Utilitarian at its best. Kylie Minogue layered hers with all-black and liquid leggings. She looks urban, yet approachable. Can you say perfect transition piece?
Our network partner,The Budget Babe, knows that the exclamation point to any seasonal wardrobe is its outerwear. She, therefore, got all up in arms about this season's anoraks. Yes, it is a Dad jacket. Yes, it can be horribly unflattering if not styled properly and bought in an appropriate size but, baby, worn well, it's a very chic 'neighborhood' look. The fact of the matter is, sometimes it rains and though a Burberry trench gets you right through those breezy mid-season days, it doesn't repel water. Granted, nor do all anoraks. The point is, the ever-powerful concept of utility has resurrected this outerwear shape and it's here to stay. Though some designers experiment with fabrics not quite as functional (see the Peter Som example below) its popularity pivots on the necessity for a lightweight, rain-friendly, coat for jenas-and-a-tshirt days. Check out some of our favorites in addition to a roundup of The Budget Babe's picks.