I think we’re all pretty accustomed to the look of jackets with subtle low-contrasting pinstripes in colours like grey, navy and black. But what about a jacket with bold high-contrasting stripes like in the pictures below? Since bold stripes are especially big this season, we’re seeing them on all sorts of garments, shoes and accessories – not just on tops and knitwear.

I vote yay on bold striped jackets. I’m more of a tipped jacket gal myself, but if the right black and white/cream striped jacket came into my life, similar to the Elizabeth and James style on the right, I’d work it. For starters I’d reverse the top portion of the Chanel inspired gal on the go formula. I’d also leave off all jewelry, bar my wedding ring. Wearing a bold striped jacket makes a sufficiently bold statement – no jewelry required. I would carry a red handbag for a pop of colour.

Over to you. Do you vote yay or nay? Would you wear a bold striped jacket? If not, can you appreciate the vibe on others?