Jackets are just as important as trench coats and coats at this time of year, and here’s why:

  1. A jacket provides adequate warmth and coverage in warmer climates where there is no need for a wool coat or trench coat.
  2. Jackets are ample when you’re commuting from one heated environment into another and don’t need to venture out into the elements. For example, traveling from heated home to heated car to heated shopping mall may not require a coat.
  3. The more sleek jacket styles layer well under coats and this is something I do all the time. That way you still look tailored when you  take off your coat indoors. There’s nothing quite like a jacket to make an outfit feel pulled together!
  4. You need jackets in different weights when you have cold Springs and cool Summers, like we often do in Seattle.

Here are my top jacket picks right now, some of which are on sale:

  1. muubaa Belted Biker Leather Jacket: This style makes a nice change to the endless supply of regular biker jackets in stores at the moment. Love the belt detailing and it’s offered in two colours.
  2. Vero Moda Zip Detail Peplem Jacket: Adorably different and full of 80’s fun.
  3. DKNYC Ponte Motorcycle Jacket: If woven biker jackets are hard to fit, try a knitted version for stretchy comfort.
  4. Max & Cleo Short Sleeve Satin Bolero: Think beyond regular Pashmina type cover-ups for party dresses. This type of retro jacket feels more updated.
  5. INC Puff Sleeve Zip Front Ruffle Jacket: It might look like “a lot of jacket” but it’s quite flattering once on the body. It’s a knit and will stretch in all the right places. Cozy.
  6. Banana Republic Bouclé Zip Jacket: A versatile piece both for the office and to wear with jeans. Great to dress up or down and rather Mad Men inspired.
  7. BB Dakota Matheson Sharp Shouldered Blazer: A gorgeous 80’s inspired look. Fashion forward and fun.
  8. Free People Sargeant’s Short Jacket: This one’s almost like a cardigan and perfect for casual Mums on the go. Will layer well under coats too.
  9. Gabriella Rocha Tyedye Pleather Jacket: I can get behind this tie-dye. It’s really more of an ombre effect but very interesting.
  10. Gabriella Rocha Brown Bomber Jacket: Not what I would call a bomber jacket but its sweet and in a beautiful rich chestnut brown.
  11. Hy & Dot Chiffon Trim Military Blazericon: A softer and more casual military style jacket available in two colours.
  12. Kenneth Cole New York Velvet Jacketicon: So many 70’s inspired looks around and on the horizon. I like the sharp shouldered integrity of this one giving it more of an 80’s flair.
  13. Sanctuary Uniform Belted Jacketicon: A different kind of military look.
  14. Steve Madden Cadet Jacket: Could be sweet over skirts and dresses just to change things up.
  15. Sejour Faux Suede Shawl Collar Jacket (Plus)icon: The tuxedo detailing is gorgeous as is the fabric. Structured but lightweight.
  16. Halogen Liquid Velvet Jacket (Plus)icon: Start the nod to 70’s fashion early with a soft velvet blazer. Luxurious, hip and fun. Dress it up or down.
  17. Lucky brand Kennedy Plaid Jacketicon: Casually retro in a fun and modern way.

Go Team Jackets!