Spring Jackets: How Real Life Over-40 Women Rock Them

I live in a wonderful place where “Spring” jackets can be worn nine months of the year (we have no “summer jackets” in the sub-tropics, just tank tops and sandals). But the fabulous over-40 women of this week’s Visible Monday brought the style, in their various Spring toppers:

Go floral and complement Nature’s beauty. Natalia of In The Writer’s Closet looks dreamy in a floral coat with three-quarter sleeves. She blends with Nature and stands out at the same time, in her colorful style.

The purse is a gorgeous addition.

When it’s still winter but your jacket needs a fresh look. Tiina of Elegance Revisited  lives in Finland and England – Finland in this pic. She wrote that she’s well and good tired of her winter jackets. So she added a studded belt to this one and got a whole new look. Except for that snow, that snow’s been there a while.


Belt a coat for a new look.

Go classic and classy in simple navy. Sue of High Heels In The Wilderness looks terrific in a Moncler anorak. It’s smart against her Spring whites and she informed us that anoraks are totally the “it” jackets this year. Sue left this one behind, as she’s looking for more of a trench coat, but I like this casual classic look.

Sue could be a model for these timeless pieces.

A cozy long cardigan is a super transition piece. Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge needs a coat, standing out in that white stuff! But what do I know living here in tee-shirt land? She chose a year-round topper, a trustworthy long navy cardigan. Love the cardigan over a Spring dress!

Love, love the tights and boots with this look.

Go all shiny, and dazzle your fans. Melanie of Bag And A Beret always amazes with her original, personal style. This silver paillette jacket is brilliant with her vintage flares and sunglasses. And as per always, everything is thrifted or created by Mel.


Mel’s most excellent hair goes beautifully with the jacket.

Always right: a Chanel-style jacket. Gail of Is This Mutton  chose a timeless tweed jacket in Spring white. The pearls complement it perfectly, and Gail can wear this anywhere. It looks super-fresh and Spring-y with her dotted skirt here.

Lots of wardrobe mileage to be had from this jacket.

Stay fabulous and as warm as you need to, xox,


Here’s some Spring goodies to browse:

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  1. I definitely have a penchant for jackets of all kinds and the ones you’ve shared here have wet my appetite! 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to wear my Spring coats, but the weather’s still a bit up and down here in Belgium. Love Natalia’s coat! And then, of course, there’s Mel! xxx

  3. Thanks for including me, Patti. I’m going back to get that anorak next week. I’ve sworn off trench coats entirely now;) Happy Easter.

    • Yay, the anorak looks so made-for-you. I did like the trench too, but the anorak has more spirit, xox

  4. Wonderful selection of jackets and coats, Patti! And thank you so much for featuring my light coat – my heart danced a little dance when I saw my picture appeared in my blog reading list! <3

  5. Every single one of these jackets hit a high note with me. They’re so fun and lovely that my jacket addiction is itching to go out and buy similar styles. If only I had the closet space to hold them all!


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