Jacket: Tara Jacket c/o Aventura (use code Mommyinflats20 for 20% off a one time purchase); Top: c/o Aventura; Jeans: c/o Gleam Boutique (use code Mommyinflats10 for 10% off your entire purchase); Bag: c/o Diamond Brand Gear; Peep Toe Heels: c/o Rockport

There was snow in the forecast for this weekend. Thank goodness mother nature wizened up and realized this is just not the time for that. That said, the days are still a little chilly. While we’re waiting for the sun to make it’s full blazing appearance, jackets are a great way to add warmth and style to Spring fashion.

I especially like this jacket by Aventura because it’s lightweight and structured. It cinches in the waist to give you a little definition- a feminine twist on a utility jacket. A jacket is the perfect way to break out those summer dresses and is a slightly dressier option (especially this Verona jacket) than my go to oversized cardi. A good jacket is an investment that will stay in your closet year after year, so don’t be afraid to splurge, just make sure it’s a flattering classic style in a neutral color. With consumers becoming more eco-conscious when it comes to fashion, it’s really important to shop with sustainable brands (check out the Aventura tags to see that their pieces are made with organic materials and fair trade business practices). The more I shop small, local, and sustainable, the more I learn the difference between those pieces and those from fast fashion.

Okay now to get off my soap box and share with you some tips for dressing in this transitional weather. Don’t forget to scroll down to check out how my friends are wearing their favorite jackets this spring).

Verona Jacket: c/o Aventura (use code Mommyinflats20 for 20% off a one time purchase); Booties: c/o Rockport

  1. Layers. Spring is all about the layers. It’s not out of the question for you to be hot in the bright sun and freezing in a little shade. The same goes for cool mornings/evenings and warm Spring afternoons. Adding a jacket to a short sleeved or sleeveless top helps keep up with the shifting temperatures. A jacket can take the typical momiform (mine is jeans and a tee) from drab to fab. Add a pair of heels and you’ve dressed up your basic outfit and kept yourself warm.

Bonus Tip: Use a shorter jacket to add shape to a longer A-line tunic. Breaking up the straight line adds length to your torso which is good for all shapes from petite to pear.

  1. Flirty Details. After long winter months of covering every inch of available skin (or shivering in your booties), it’s time to reintroduce fun details like this lace top. I love the contrast of the ribbed body with the ultra light delicate lace yoke.

Bonus Tip: For a twist (no pun intended;) on a basic outfit, tie your tee in a knot before you throw on your jacket.

  1. Breezy Styles. If there’s ever a time for distressed denim it’s during Spring and Summer when you’re still wearing pants but are looking to lighten it up a bit. I love these stretchy comfy jeans from the Gleam Boutique for their breezy knees and elastic waistband- oh so comfy I could live in them.

  2. Peep Toes. It’s not quite time to break out the sandals (I learned that the hard way with purple feet on Easter). Dip your toes in the Summer shoe pool with peep toes like these amazing kitten heels by Rockport. They’re supportive in all the right ways but so comfortable you just may ditch your sneakers for good.

Bonus Tip: Lace up your booties for one last go this season, they’re the perfect transitional shoes for Spring, Fall, and maybe even for everything in between.

I teamed up with some of my blogger friends to show you other ways to dress up your Spring look with an amazing Aventura Jacket (don’t forget to use my code MOMMYINFLATS20 for 20% off one full order and stock up on all the beautiful spring pieces for your wardrobe).

Guest Look ONE:

Ruth of My Little Nest says:

This Tara utility jacket is my quick grab and go layering option for spring. The jacket is a classic neutral that can be paired with trendy pieces for a chic spring look! (Check out her full post on this fab look HERE.)

Guest Look TWO:

Mary of Real Girls Realm says:

The Tara Jacket is a utility style jacket with a shorter cut and peplum style detail. It is a great jacket to wear with jeans or over a sundress! (Hop over to read her full post at Real Girls Realm HERE.)

How do you face the seasonal transition with your wardrobe? Do you have a favorite jacket? I think I have a few.

PS Did you all see that bag (it’s from the Biltmore collection from Diamond Brand Gear)? It converts to a backpack. What? You can read more about it here.


  1. I love a great structured jacket for spring! I am with you on my usual oversized cardis, but a great jacket just gives more of a put together look. The tie at the waist is so perfect too! That Verona jacket looks like the best of both worlds – comfy material with some great structure of a jacket!



  2. Wait, what?! Your bag converts to a backpack??? How perfect is that for my spur of the moment hikes with the kiddos this spring/summer. I don’t like to haul the diaper bag, but I know that snacks will be demanded at some point. Promblem solved! I love both of your looks too, very cute and functional for the craziness that is spring weather. Now for some online shopping…I totally wasn’t going to clean the house during naptime anyway 🙂

    1. Bahaha who needs a clean house anyway (not me which is good because with four, I’m never going to have one again lol).

  3. Oh goodness, jackets, sweaters… all the layers! The worst part about this time of year is that you need know how to dress. The weather is all over the place! But you can always take layers off. If you don’t have them you’re out of luck haha. Thanks for showing me how to make it look even cuter <3. You’re awesome Jamie! And you’re looking gorgeous in all those outfits! (I adore your know your worth shirt, on a side note).

  4. Everyone styled this jacket so well. I love how each look is unique and still great for the spring!

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