March is over, which can only mean one thing: April Showers are near. Prepare yourself in stylish gear by opting for the sportier, but equally as fashionable, alternative to the trench, the anorak. Super hot on the runway as seen at Jason Wu, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, and Alexander Wang, anoraks are having a fresh moment in the fashion world. Lightweight and practical, these toppers are the perfect coats for between seasons. While remaining sporty at heart, anoraks have developed into a chic staple that can be paired with flirty dresses and even a classic work outfit. They are also easy to throw on and work well in the season of layering. So get in on the change and check out the best anoraks spring has to offer.
The Designer Anorak
This super-luxe topper from Givenchy is of such quality, fabulousness, and price, it goes right into the investment piece category. The two-tone blue and green color is modern and sleek while the cropped green overlay over the blue gives it the illusion of two jackets. Military embellishments like a Napoleonic collar and epaulettes give this anorak even further edge.
Givenchy Cotton Anorak $1990
The Cropped Anorak
Rebecca Taylor's anorak features a glossy metallic sheen, giving this jacket a futuristic update. Functional features include a removable zip-off hood and a drawstring waist that flatters the figure. Pair this cropped length with fun girly dress for a young and fresh contrast.
The Neon Anorak
If you haven’t heard, neon is a pretty BIG trend this season — and it just keeps getting bigger. The coral neon trim on this Ali Ro anorak provides a bright contrast and a pop of color to the dark navy tech fabric and feels fresh as a feature rather than as a main. The funnel neck will keep you warm on cooler days and the long sleeves give this jacket a mature edge. Perfect for updating any boring work ensemble.
The Girly Anorak
Precious polka dots look super sweet and feminine on this Anthropologie anorak. While these dots are surely giving the usual sporty jacket a more feminine take, the trench-like silhouette and fun print keep this jacket from becoming too sugary. The nipped waist is figure flattering while the three generous pockets come in handy for stashing personal items.
The Modern Plaid
It doesn't get much better than the iconic Burberry plaid printed on one of this season's hottest anoraks. Classic and elegant, the rustic green hue feels fresh and adds a modern element to this jacket. A great addition to any wardrobe.
The Classic Anorak
A classic anorak gets the spring update with a softly washed indigo color and gleaming gold tone hardware. The shape on this MICHAEL by Michael Kors anorak is figure-flattering as it features strings to cinch your waist while the indigo hue complements any skin tone. This jacket is a smart purchase that you will have forever as this classic look rarely goes out of style.
The Preppy Anorak
This sporty bright jacket from Trina Turk is the perfect solution for shielding any rainy day blues. The poppy color and gold hardware combination on this anorak is super preppy and vacation ready. Several pockets, a hood, and a belted waist adds function and utility to this chic jacket.
The Bargain Anorak
This safari-inspired anorak jacket is made by Forever 21's diffusion line,
The Bright Anorak
This Marc by Marc Jacobs anorak gets updated in Spring's favorite punchy-bold hue. Done in eye-popping blood-orange, this jacket is not meant for the aspiring wallflower. Aside from being a super-cool topper, this jacket also serves as a great tracking/spotting device when hitting big crowds. Wear this longer anorak and you will brighten up any outfit, guaranteed.