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: If you're put off by the idea of a giant duvet-style puffer jacket, look to cropped, slim-fit styles that fall just below the waist.
Style Notes: Don't put your denim jacket away just yet, as indigo iterations are ideal for autumn when worn with matching jeans or a printed midi and ankle boots.
Style Notes: If you're looking for something versatile, try a khaki military jacket. Day or night, smart or casual, this will be the hardest-working item in your autumnal wardrobe.
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.
Is it weird to think about coat outfits already? We don't think so!