The jacket has been relegated to the dark depths of our wardrobes for far too long. Dresses had their moment, the skirt rode the wave, and trousers have had the starring role for some time. Sure, at times we get distracted by fashion’s novelty pieces, but there’s one item that that will always and unfailingly give sense and shape to everything else we own. The wool jacket, the unsung wardrobe hero for too long, is stepping back into the daylight.
1. THE TWEED JACKET
Let’s not forget the pivotal part the little tweed jacket played in helping Gabrielle Chanel establish her famous silhouette and core pieces. Don’t be deterred by the wool fabric; the breathability means it does double-time with denim in the more mild months of spring and autumn.
2. THE PUMPED UP PIECE
As seen on Miroslava Duma, nipped at the waist with full sleeves and exaggerated shoulders reminiscent of Cristobal Balenciaga’s daring shapes calls for a balance with tailored black trousers.
3. THE SHEARLING MOTO
A shearling-trimmed zip-up moto style wool jacket is as versatile as they come; try with slim pants and heeled loafers, or an above-knee shift dress and tights to offset the fuller silhouette.