With this week’s forecast comprising everything from snow showers, sunshine, rain, and wind, spring in the Windy City isn’t easy to dress for. See 11 layering pieces perfect for Chicago’s unpredictable spring weather.
Best Light Coat for Women:
Lysett coat, Escada ($3,825). 51 E. Oak St., 312-915-0500
Escada encapsulates two of 2014’s top spring trends: the collarless coat and perforation. You’ll be a standout among the grays and blacks in vivid red lamb leather.
Best Light Jacket for Men:
Fishing Bedale jacket, Barbour ($399). Haberdash EDC, 611 N. State St., 312-646-7870
You’ll be comfortable both on the streets of Chicago and trekking through the swamplands in this multi-use weatherproof jacket. The plaid lining is a dapper surprise.
Best Scarf for Women:
Mottled Circle Scarf, Anthropologie ($58). 111 E. Chicago Ave., 312-255-1848
Swap your bulky winter scarf for this breezy silk one in splashy rainbow watercolors.
Best Scarf for Men:
Green-and-Red Moscow Scarf, Zaharoff ($100). 110 E. Oak St., 312-285-2100
This colorful cashmere/wool blend scarf will look especially sharp with a black, brown, or grey jacket.
Best Hoodie for Women:
Track Suit Basic Uniform Sweatshirt, Wildfox Couture ($148). Sofia, 100 E. Walton St. #106, 312-640-0878
A deliciously soft hoodie will easily pair with anything in your wardrobe, and means no quick change required between yoga class and a weekend stroll along Navy Pier.
Best Hoodie for Men:
Brent Hoodie, Tommy Hilfiger ($81). Macy’s, 111 N. State St., 312-781-1000
This colorful hoodie is proof that men can colorblock, too.
Best Poncho for Women:
Rocabar poncho, Hermès ($1,275). 25 E. Oak St., 312-787-8175
Hermès’ elegant wool/cashmere blend poncho features on-trend fringe and a bright pop of orange to brighten cloudy days.
Best Trench for Men:
Double Breasted Trench, Topman ($150). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515
Topman updates the classic trench in a shorter cut and sleek navy that will easily complement any workday wear.