Rita Ora wore a UNIF clear jacket at Coachella.
Photo: Splash/Nasty Gal
We’re not the only ones feeling the spring fever vibes around here, you guys. Leave it to Rita Ora to get a major head start on some KEY warm weather trends this month, from rocking that old-meets-new version of the gladiator boot to strutting her stuff in a basketball jersey dress. Now the pop star’s bringing yet another unexpected piece smack dab onto everyone’s radar: the clear jacket. We spotted the singer traipsing around the Coachella festival grounds several weeks ago, repping her trademark tomboy style (and uh, showing off her rock hard abs) in a graphic Carven skirt, fresh white Supergas, a HUF hat, and, the piece de resistance, her see-through moto jacket. Remember when Lady Gaga hopped on the transparent clothing fad early in her plastic frock at the 2010 EMA?! Well, Rita’s version definitely a more wearable option for everyone who isn’t brave enough to wear nipple stickers IRL. In other words, most of us…?
Made of rubber and adorned with silver embellishments, you can snag the UNIF topper right this second for yourself over at Nasty Gal ($170). And we admit, clear jackets may typically conjure up images of those plastic ponchos tourists wear at Disney World, it should go without saying that this one is about 100x cooler.
Clear jackets from Opening Ceremony, Free People, and Milly
Photo:SSENSE/Free People/Berdgorf Goodman
Rita’s jacket might lean heavier on the streetwear side of things, but brands like Opening Ceremony, Free People, and Milly prove that it’s wayyy more versatile (and expensive!) than you’d think. For those willing to truly take the splurge, check out OC’s clear vinyl mesh-lined coat ($750). It’s totally sheer, meaning that you’d better wear a cute outfit underneath…because everyone can see it (no pressure!). If you’re not quite ready to commit to a TOTALLY see-through number, then Free People has the perfect baby-step version in its Catching Stars coat ($88), available in a trio of colorways. Finally, there’s the girliest option, Milly’s polka dot raincoat, which is currently on sale at Bergdorf Goodman ($166).