Fall is on its way and maybe it’s the radical weather or the worries about the war effort that helped shape this season’s jackets collections of the most inspiring character and function we’ve seen for fall in years. One thing is for sure it’s all about shape and color.
Here are a few of my favorites.
1. Shrunken Jackets
One of the most sought-after pieces for the upcoming season will be the shrunken jacket, in a variety of styles. The difference between these new, tinier versions of your traditional autumn and winter favorites is their length; cuts are the same as traditional coats, but they hit slightly above the waist and often tie or button under the chest. The beauty of these new pieces is that they provide coverage in colder months without sacrificing sexiness or femininity.
2. Denim Jackets
The perfect jacket is one of the most important elements of your wardrobe, and with so many shapes and fabrics available this fall, it would be a crime to choose just one. The ever-present denim jacket is back with a new vengeance. Instead of the washes of last season or bulkiness of years before, this season’s denim jacket is soft, body-conscious and far more feminine than the traditional denim jacket.
3. Leather Jackets
Leather jackets as well will be back again, cropped and ready to be worn over anything from your favorite dress to distressed jeans.
4. Brocade Jackets
A new take on an old favorite is safe, but take advantage on the amazing new fabrics and styles the end of the year has to offer. Brocade is big this fall season and some of the most sought-after new jackets are made of the rich, detailed design. Many of these brocaded, boudoir-style jackets are trimmed in rich velvet or lace piping and can be paired with tweed trousers of you favorite jeans. Many of these new jackets are cut at the hip but some are reaching even higher—cropped just below the chest. Made in rich, new fabrics like tweed and velvet, these jackets have mixed a traditionally matronly fabric with a cut and cling that makes it youthful and sexy. Even faux fur and metallic finishes are adorning the newest trend. Talking about fabrics, last but not least flowery tops! Long a symbol of love and beauty, flowers have never gone out of style. I always go for small flowers on a black or beige top, it’s easy to combine them with anything, and always remember, the smaller the pattern, the more stylish you look.
5. Military Jackets
You’ll also see a mini version of the military jacket this season; a cropped, girlie take on the long, heavy style, adorned with brass buttons and zippers in camo green or camo black! Just make sure you add a bit of gold somewhere in the look, accessories perhaps? The beauty of these new jackets is the versatility they bring to your own style: mix them with denim, dresses, skirts and trousers.
Since there isn’t one specific style or fabric that will reign this fall, all styles and sizes can take advantage of a new take on an old favorite.