5 Ways to Rock Shrunken Jackets This Spring

The perfect way to ease out of frigid temps and refresh what you have in your closet.

In-between seasons can be tough, especially when you’re on a budget, but there’s no need to feel like you need to overhaul your entire closet when lighter temps are upon us according to lifestyle expert Vanessa Coppes.

“A shrunken jacket is really all it takes to ease out of frigid temps and refresh what you have in your closet,” says Coppes. “Fab outerwear are statement pieces you can rely on to transform a casual look into something epic.”

Whether you go for classic with something denim or leather or bolder with, say, a shrunken trench coat, there are key ways to make this trend work no matter your style or body type.

Keep reading for a look at Coppes’ top five tips.

Size up

“Sizing up is important so that you can still comfortably layer cardigans, sweaters or button down shirts underneath to suit the changes in temperature.”

5 Ways to Rock Shrunken Jackets This Spring
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Wear over a form-fitting dress

“Wearing a shrunken jacket works very well over a form-fitting dress that hugs your curves to bring attention to all your best features. However, note that they can throw you a little off-balance if your hips are wider or if the dress flares out at the bottom, so pick that dress wisely.”

Add structure to a loose blouse or sweater

“Pair your shrunken jacket with a loose blouse or sweater to add visual interest and structure. This will also help balance comfort with trendiness.”

Reach for high-waisted pants

“Shape your silhouette with high-waisted pants. This is a great way to make you look taller and leaner. The pants come up high, making the jacket almost look natural where it sits.”

5 Ways to Rock Shrunken Jackets This Spring
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Pair with non-skinny jeans

“Shrunken jackets already add body to your top half. Instead, wear them with jeans that have a bit of flare, drawing the eyes up and down and giving you an even shape regardless of your body type.”

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