This $65 Quilted Jacket Will Be the Star of My Spring Wardrobe
I'm so excited for spring that I'm trying to manifest warmer weather through my wardrobe. So far, it's safe to say that it's not working — it's currently snowing where I live in Minnesota, and the seven-day forecast looks seriously bleak. Nevertheless, I'm not-so-quietly building my closet up for less dire temperatures. Last week, I stumbled across the perfect pair of subtly distressed high-rise jeans. This week, I'm living for the Old Navy StretchTech Oversized Quilted Shacket ($65), my latest pre-spring purchase.
I bought the shacket in Terrestrial Green, resisting the urge to also scoop it up in the white Wish Bone color. I fell even more in love with the shacket's quilted texture IRL; it gives the casual coat a luxe look. My only complaint? Upon trying it on when it arrived, I realized that one thing's for sure: it lives up to its name of being very oversized. As someone who usually opts for more fitted silhouettes, it was a definite change from what I'm used to.
To be honest, the oversized look of this shacket is just a bit too oversized for me (it's giving "I-stole-my-boyfriend's-jacket" vibes), so I plan to swap my medium for a small the next time I'm at the Mall of America. Even so, I've been wearing it nonstop around my apartment: it's comfy and lightweight, and it dressed up my tank-top-and-leggings combo, making me look a little more put together on my Zoom meetings.
According to Old Navy, this quilted shacket is "a great transitional piece that carries you from winter to spring." I agree wholeheartedly. As I impatiently wait for warmer days, I can already picture myself throwing it on to run errands or for a walk in the park with friends. I don't think it will keep me particularly warm, per se, so it's definitely going to remain an around-the-house layer for me for the time being — but god, does that make me want spring even more.