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Versatile Spring Coats

Dear Sugar
I am looking for a spring jacket that can be worn to work (with pants) and would not look too stuffy to go out in. I would prefer something other than trench style. Thanks.
Cool Coat Caren

Dear Cool Coat Caren
The trench is so easy to wear, but I hear you, it's a little bit boring. Ok, I've got 4 suggestions for in different price ranges. Ann Taylor has some really cute and not terribly expensive suede and leather jackets. Burberry makes a classic nylon coat with it's signature print on the inside called The Constance Quilted Jacket. It's a multipurpose coat, pretty casual yet smart enough looking that you can wear it all of the time. It comes in a short version or a car coat length and is available in lots of colors. Diane Von Furstenberg just came out with an adorable drawstring cotton coat that has a Jackie O. kind of 60's flair to it. It's fabulous for the office and flirty enough for going out to dinners and things. Lastly, Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. line has some super fashionable jackets and coats. They are pricey, but have a unique look to them.

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