There is absolutely nothing that makes an outfit look more sophisticated and pulled together than a perfectly cut jacket. Here are the six types of jackets and/blazers every woman should own – or at least consider.
Classic Blazer: Something simple in a neutral color will likely serve you well, no matter what your style. This Jil Sander Navy blazer is a great basic that would look equally fabulous with traditional trouser-styled pants, skinny denim, or even leather pants.
Chanel: This look is flattering on most figures – and accordingly, this black tweed Rebecca Taylor blazer with leather trim wouldn’t be out of place in most wardrobes. The ability to cut the perfect jacket is one thing that Ms. Coco got exactly right.
Military: Crisp and elegant, this buttoned-down silhouette is a heritage style for a good reason. Check out this black jacket with plenty of gold buttons by Barneys New York for a refined piece that works equally well with a tee and boyfriend jeans or a fitted sheath dress.
Motorcycle: An edgier look that is ideal for giving a girlier or more romantic outfit a tough side is made easier by this surprising affordable camel-hued quilted moto jacket from the American Rag line at Macy’s.
Bomber: Also referred to as a varsity jacket, these have a collegiate feel. They can be hooded or not, but the sporty aspect is a key part of the bomber jacket’s appeal. This satin black-on-black jacket by Smythe is the perfect balance between athletic flair and fashionable sensibility.
Double-Breasted: It might require tailoring depending on your figure, but this sleek black blazer by Factory from NastyGal adds that certain je nais se quoi to a more basic jeans and t-shirt ensemble And please ignore the juniors branding – this jacket is perfectly elegant.
There is nothing that makes an ensemble look more polished than a great jacket and there is always room for at least one in your wardrobe, regardless of your preferred look. Not only are jackets the easiest thing to pull out if you need to add a touch of formality, they can define your waist and shoulders in a way that almost no other garment can, making each of these six different options your secret closet kryptonite.
1. Jil Sander Navy Blazer, $574
2. Rebecca Taylor Tweed Fitted Blazer Black, 173.33
4. American Rag Quilted Moto Jacket, now $54.99
5. Smythe Satin Bomber Jacket in Black, $299
6. NastyGal All Night Long Blazer, $88
– Jacqueline Zenn
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