With autumn just around the corner and the warm weather almost behind us, it's time to start thinking about jackets.
From the obvious (hello, biker!) to other styles you may have not yet ventured into wearing (how about trying a double-breasted blazer for size?), many endlessly useful and practical versions are dropping into stores right now—and none have lost the wow factor in spite of their versatility. The kind of purchase we like to make the most is the kind that prompts excitement but also long-term wear: classic fashion items are our favourite items.
The key is to choose which type of jacket suits your wardrobe's needs most, then simply apply those key new-season trends and you're good to go. If you're into casual style, then a more relaxed shacket should be at the top of your list. Spend all your hours toiling at the office? Blazer it is. Want to be noticed? Pick anything in a leopard print and it's a dead cert. Scroll below to see and shop the nine jacket styles we're welcoming into our wardrobes right now.
Style Notes: Not just for the office, a roomy double-breasted blazer worn buttoned up with matching trousers, jeans or even a dress layered over a fine knit is your entry point to autumn.
Style Notes: The shirt jacket is ideal for transitional dressing. The boxy shape sits perfectly over floral dresses and fine knits now, and later, simply layer under your trench and cinch with a slim leather belt.
Style Notes: You're likely to already own the perfect leather jacket (or two), but if you don't, head straight for Mango for classic styles that are perfect for pairing with all those floaty summer dresses.
Style Notes: When it's not quite cold enough for your leopard-print coat, nod to this season's animal-print trend in a lightweight jacket. Bonus points when styled with red trousers and a beaded bag topped with cherries. Bravo, Naomi.