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Hidden zippers and side slits: 5 ways to wear the new spring jacket

Styling by Corey Ng/P1M. Makeup by Simone Otis for Joe Fresh Cosmetics/P1M. Hair by Cody Alain for TRESemmé/P1M.

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Cutaways and hidden zippers convert this jacket into a cape with ease. Who needs sleeves, anyway? Altuzarra deco-print blazer, $2,120 at The Room. Cotton denim top, $750, Searsucker pants, $1,665 at Hermès. Manolo Blahnik pumps, $865 at Browns.

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A bomber with motorcross details in a pretty pastel tones down the seriousness of a black leather dress. Joe Fresh bomber jacket, $49 at Joe Fresh. Robert Rodriguez dress, $PRICE at Holt Renfrew.

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Turn heads in an exaggerated cocoon coat, made even more dramatic by overscale houndstooth – just balance the volume with fitted basics underneath. Your best bet: A solid pencil skirt. Coat, $1,895 (U.S.), Knit top, $895 (U.S.) at Michael Kors. Skirt, $179 at Danier. Jeanine Payer Ring, $309.99 at Elle Hardware. Pumps, $89 at Joe Fresh.

Styling by Corey Ng/P1M; Makeup by Simone Otis for Joe Fresh Cosmetics/P1M; hair by Cody Alain for TRESemmé/P1M.

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This textural three-quarter coat with fringe makes the most of white-all-over, the most refreshing non-colour palette right now. Smythe coat, $595 at Holt Renfrew. Blouse, $29, pants, $39 at Joe Fresh. Sandals, $690 (U.S.) at Michael Kors. Leather watch, $3,350 at Hermès. Zad ring, $24.99 at Elle Hardware.

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The iridescent trench is a standout this season, particularly when paired with lustrous accessories like the gold pumps shown here. Trench, $5,500, satin-and-leather bag, $2,095 at Burberry Prorsum. Pumps, $345 at Stuart Weitzman. Kara by Kara Ross cuff, $215. Ring, $160 at Swarovski.

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