Yes, the In-Betweeners is a hysterical show on BBC (not sure if it’s still on in the U.S), but it is also a reference to wardrobe items that can be worn in the winter and transition into spring. But not all items have this versatility.
Take, for instance, winter coats. I hate the bulky jackets. Most of em are not fashionable at all. I try to buy coats that don’t make me look like Randy from A Christmas Story (Ralphy’s brother). This happened to me as a child (thanks, Mom), and I’m definitely not trying to recreate looking like a line backer.
Plus, you get hot in em indoors. Finding that balance between practical coat and stylish outerwear can be hard. No wonder I like in-between coats – warm enough to wear when it’s cold, but light enough for spring weather.
Trenches are good as long as they have lining. I’m constantly cold, so in order to off-set my shivering, I dress in layers under lighter jackets. Yesterday was a bit windy, but I was going to the mall with my hubby, and didn’t feel like wearing a heavy coat that I’d more than likely take off and have to lug around. The trip itself was a little disappointing as retail is in the in-between phase where there’s a lot of solids and knits… I’m waiting for prints and summer sandals. But in the meantime, this jacket suffices to cloak my bones.