Fall’s Best New Jackets
If you only buy one piece this fall, make it a jacket! Here are six fashionable solutions for work and weekends
-Lois Joy Johnson
“Shop your closet” is the fashion mantra this fall … but add just one new jacket and your old pieces pull together in a new way fast. Here’s a fashion guide to the six top mixers:
#1 THE MOTORCYCLE JACKET
Whether it’s real leather or faux, the biker jacket has crossed the line from rocker rebel to runaway romantic and gives feminine dresses, soft skirts, and ruffled blouses a subtle edge. Throw it over your favorite dresses, including matte jersey empires and wraps, tailored sheaths, and draped or ruched styles.
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Guess “Jade” faux leather front zip moto jacket ($128, guess.com) Best features: knit sides for stretchy fit and pewter studs.
#2. THE CARDIGAN JACKET
A Parisian couture-ish bargain that updates pencil skirts and ballet flats, slouchy trousers and last-year’s wide-leg jeans.