I am so excited for spring that I am attempting to manifest warmer weather via my wardrobe. Up to now, it is protected to say that it is not working — it is presently snowing the place I reside in Minnesota, and the seven-day forecast appears critically bleak. Nonetheless, I am not-so-quietly constructing my closet up for much less dire temperatures. Final week, I stumbled throughout the right pair of subtly distressed high-rise jeans. This week, I am residing for the Old Navy StretchTech Oversized Quilted Shacket ($65), my newest pre-spring buy.
I purchased the shacket in Terrestrial Inexperienced, resisting the urge to additionally scoop it up within the white Wish Bone color. I fell much more in love with the shacket’s quilted texture IRL; it provides the informal coat a luxe look. My solely criticism? Upon attempting it on when it arrived, I spotted that one factor’s for certain: it lives as much as its title of being very outsized. As somebody who often opts for extra fitted silhouettes, it was a particular change from what I am used to.
To be trustworthy, the outsized look of this shacket is only a bit too outsized for me (it is giving “I-stole-my-boyfriend’s-jacket” vibes), so I plan to swap my medium for a small the following time I am on the Mall of America. Even so, I have been sporting it nonstop round my residence: it is cozy and light-weight, and it dressed up my tank-top-and-leggings combo, making me look a little bit extra put collectively on my Zoom conferences.
In accordance with Outdated Navy, this quilted shacket is “a terrific transitional piece that carries you from winter to spring.” I agree wholeheartedly. As I impatiently watch for hotter days, I can already image myself throwing it on to run errands or for a stroll within the park with associates. I do not assume it should preserve me significantly heat, per se, so it is undoubtedly going to stay an around-the-house layer for me in the interim — however god, does that make me need spring much more.
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