The Return of the Jacket

The verdict is in: the jacket is the IT item of the season, reinvented afresh on all the major runways. From cinched and cropped to sculpturally chic, there’s one to suit every mood. Pair with skinnies for date night, a pencil skirt for the work week, and a pair of shorty-shorts for a night out on the town. A jacket instantly pulls together your wardrobe and adds your signature style to otherwise basic looks.

1. Jitrois Warm Beige Tailored Stretch Leather Jacket ($2615)
No bulk about it. This jacket adds style without any of the bulk. Cut extra slim, this leather stretches to flaunt your natural curves. Extra wide lapels with zip front, pockets, and wrists.

2. Balmain Cream Buttonless Jacket ($6498)
For trend-setting and jet-setting, this cream biker jacket walked right off the runway. Sleek in every way, it’s all in the details: stand-up collar, buttonless front, all-over zipper details, structured shoulders, and side belt details.

3. L’Agence Black Fringed Jacket ($734)
The look of lady-like tweed but with fashion-forward fraying. Pair with a pencil skirt for your 9-to-5 and the a trouser jean for a weekend brunch.

4. Salvatore Ferragamo Ivory and Black Striped Jacket ($2175)
Sexy stripes. Add visual interest with bold blocks of black and white. Pair with black or white for a crisp, winter-to-spring transition. Fine cashmere-wool is complimented by a double breasted and cropped cut.

5. Day Birger Et Mikkelsen Yellow and Gold Sequin Buttonless Jacket ($550)
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen’s georgette jacket is the perfect way to inject your wardrobe with color and pattern. The sequins and beads have been meticulously hand-stitched for the highest quality finish. A hybrid of a wrap and jacket, this stunning yellow jacket is detailed with gold sequin trim and stripes. Dress it up in the usual way or throw it into your casual wardrobe for an unexpected shot of shine.

6. See by Chloe Cognac Perforated Leather Jacket ($1290)
Cropped and cute, all-over perforations add a delightfully textured look to this short, slim jacket. Take any look from winter to spring with its lightweight leather and warm, versatile color.

7. Burberry Brit Honey Bromshire Trench-style Jacket ($795)
A wardrobe staple, every woman needs a tan trench. Burberry has perfected this trench and it shows in the craftsmanship: slim short fit, fitted silhouette, epaulets, and adjustable belt. A workweek must.

8. Helmut Lang Dark Charcoal Asymmetrical Jacket ($795)
Yesterday’s post was dedicated to the asymmetrical dress, so it’s only fair we give the asymmetrical jacket a nod. This streetwise coat has Lang’s signature sculptured style, and its zipper details add a moto twist.

9. Balmain Ivory Tuxedo Jacket ($704)
Revisit a classic. The tuxedo jacket is a wardrobe staple for its timeless elegance. ‘Elvis in Las Vegas’ was the rock ‘n’ roll inspiration behind Balmain’s new collection and this satin-trimmed wool-crepe jacket is a sleek way to work the aesthetic. Pair this creamy ivory with a black leather skinny and your favorite party shoes.