For those who believe that a black jacket is always the answer, A) know you’re not wrong, and B) know that a little texture will go a long way. Here, velvet and quilting (swoon!) create a winner that promises to look amazing whether it’s out at 9 a.m. or 9 p.m.
Ted Baker London Bartel jacket, $445 at tedbaker.com.
In Full Bloom
A lush watercolour floral print transforms the sporty bomber with heart-stopping effect. For fall 2017 jackets, we appreciate an effortless team mate to high waist straight leg jeans, obvi, wearing it over a flowing midi length hemline. Add a contrasting print to the picture for bonus points.
Joe Fresh Floral Bomber, $59 at Joe Fresh retailers.
What’s Up, Buttercup?
Buh bye, beige! A sunny shade breathes fresh air into the wardrobe staple that is la trench. And, oui, those ruffled cuffs bring something flirty to the table, too. The cheery hue is well positioned to lift a neutral #ootd, put it to work with something like a white shirt and navy wide-leg trousers.
Ann Taylor Flounce Sleeve Trench Coat, $260.85 at anntaylor.com.
Coming Up Roses
When a blazer that looks this great does so much good everybody wins! The iconic blazer silhouette from the beloved Canadian label Smythe gets an irresistible makeover in a delicate shade that’ll make you wonder how you ever survived without a pink blazer before now. Seriously, tho, how?! Plus, in support of the upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of sales will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer. Pre-order it today, wear it for a lifetime.
Smythe Duchess Blazer Rethink Pink, $595 at shopsmythe.ca.
Inheriting a scale cranked to max, a stark black and white combo and finished with a contrast collar, the classic weave loses any sense of stuffiness. Don’t mess with its minimalist vibe, throw this cold-weather essential on over an all-black outfit and be off.
Le Château Glen Check Trench Coat, $150 at lechateau.com.
If you’ve ever wanted to steal Olivia Palermo’s wardrobe then listen up. The modern style star has joined forces with a well-known retailer to bring you a whole line that’ll have you dressed to impress this fall. Hitting all the notes of Palermo’s signature carefree mix of print, texture, shape and colour, this luxe-looking brocade jacket is just the beginning.
Banana Republic x Olivia Palermo Collection Brocade Jacket, $430 at bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca.
The beginning: An animal print faux fur collar.
The middle: A generous silhouette.
The end: A pebbled vegan texture with simple approach to hardware.
The moral of the story: This is the moto jacket to lust after this fall.
H&M Oversize Biker Jacket, $129 at hm.com.
Out of all the fall 2017 jackets I saw, this one delivers major cool-girl vibes via a slouchy shape. It took serious deliberation to decide to spotlight this in-betweeny colour. But trust when I say this neutral velvet find will go.with.everthing. The two other shades are no less luscious, so there’s that. Happy choosing!
Mango Velvet Blazer, $180 at mango.com.
What Goes Around
Crafted from a sheen-focused textile with an ornate motif with traditional Asian-inspired tailoring, this jacket comes across as the score of the season from a high-end vintage boutique. Don’t worry, we’ll never tell.
Zara Jacquard Blazer, $90 at zara.com.
A beauty in dove grey, any double-breasted blazer puts the action up top which makes it a smart choice for someone with a small chest or who wants to balance the appearance of curvy hips and thighs. These simple gold buttons deserve special mention: not every adornment can provide a contrast that looks so fresh without being scene-stealing.
Club Monaco Jowdie Blazer, $329 at clubmonaco.ca.