Spring Essential: Bright Anorak





Anorak: Nine West (old)
Blouse: "Factory Classic Button-Down Shirt" in dotted chambray, $49.50 (on sale!) at J Crew Factory here
 Sweater: "Factory Cotton V-Neck Sweater" in white, $24.50 (on sale!) at J Crew Factory here
Denim: Joe's (old), similar Joe's Jeans "The Skinny" in piper, $169 at Nieman Marcus here 
Flats: Nine West (old), similar Sperry Top-Sider for J Crew "Authentic Original Two-Eye Boat Shoe" in frosted citrus, $98 at J Crew here
Bag: Dooney & Bourke (old), similar Dooney & Bourke "Dillen II with Tan Trim" in navy, $278 at Dooney.com here
Necklace: "Silver Chain Collar," $42 at Baublebar here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Blade Silver Crystal Index Watch" in silver/gunmetal, $275 at Zappos here
Ring: old, similar Argento Vivo "Silver Morphed Wave Ring," $145 at Max & Chloe here  

I decided to continue with spring trends this week, focusing today on the bright anorak!  A bright anorak adds a wonderful pop of color to any spring outfit, as well as providing a bit of protection from fickle spring weather.  The mid-thigh length and cinched waist are flattering for all body types, and primary colors red, yellow, and blue are in style year after year.  Style wins all around!

For this outfit, I chose to pair my bright yellow Nine West anorak with my Nine West boat shoes, polka dot chambray, white sweater, and new glasses (yes, I normally wear contacts but decided to get a new pair of glasses after 10+ years!) for a preppy work look.  I can also see pairing a bright anorak with a nautical striped dress or skirt, or even skinny olive cargo pants.

Check out my save and splurge picks on bright anoraks:


Left: Save on the Caslon "Nylon Anorak" in yellow aurora/grey micro (also available in green clover/lime soda and black/white), $45.56 at Nordstrom here
Middle:  Save on the Miss Sixty "Women's Belted Anorak" in red, $75 (50% off!) at Amazon here
Right: Save on the Weathercast "Hooded Anorak Raincoat" in blue bell, $65 (on sale!) at Kohl's here


Left: Splurge on the "Lightweight Belted Anorak" in red (also available in navy, khaki, and yellow), $98 at the Limited here
Middle: Splurge on the Vince Camuto "Miley Safari Anorak" in ice/cobalt (love the mint!), $118 at Nordstrom here
Right: "Hamptons Anorak" in sunset, $258 at Trina Turk here

How would you style a bright anorak?  Thanks so much for reading!

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