From the expert tailoring to the perfect shade of forest green to the cool zipper detailing, we've found the perfect Fall coat in 3.1 Phillip Lim's Moto Cross Fleece Jacket ($895). No, it's not cheap, but the sheer versatility makes it worth the investment; pair it with a feminine lace dress and ankle boots for a transitional Fall look, with leather jeans and a tunic for layered perfection, or with slouchy black trousers and a silky button-down blouse for a chic work ensemble. The styling options are limitless, and to prove our point, here are three more ways to wear Phillip Lim's cozy-cool moto jacket. See and shop the looks now.
It's Fall, which means it's time to swap out your sundresses for this season's hottest coat styles. Accordingly, we've rounded up the five biggest trends in outerwear for this Fall. From cropped to military and this season's cocoon silhouettes, stay tuned to see the jackets you need to invest in to style out your look when the temperatures drop. On Allison McNamara: Topshop top.
Across the pond in Paris and London, fashion insiders from all parts of the world are opting to sling their jackets over their shoulders rather than wear them fully. Why? Because it makes for a nonchalant look that elevates your chic status times 10. Everyone from Liv Tyler to Katy Perry to Carine Roitfeld and so many more celebs are embracing the Euro-style trend with blazers, jackets, and coats of all styles. But even if you don't live in Europe, or aren't even visiting soon, that doesn't mean you can't get in on the sharp trend. Step inside to see which fashion insiders have slung their jackets over their shoulders and to shop similar pieces for your next jacket-slinging effect.
Spring's fickle weather often calls for some styling creativity — it may be warm enough to wear shorts or a chic sundress, but not without a light layer on top, just in case. Whether it's a crisp linen blazer, classic trench, or military-style anorak, you can't go wrong with an airy topper to help beat any potential chill. So we're agreeing with your mom on this one: don't leave the house without a jacket! Click through to see and shop 20 lightweight toppers to add to your sunny day looks.
>> Prepare to be a little mesmerized. Chanel's process for making its iconic, chain-lined tweed jackets is a multitiered operation that requires a lot of people — and a lot of attention to detail. Patterns get cut for each jacket in the fashion house's atelier, then a team of seamstresses cut and sew individual pieces of the jacket, then sew it together and add all the finishing touches. Most of the work is done by hand, and it's hard not to be captivated watching it happen. Perhaps that's why Chanel is releasing a new book about the jackets, The Little Black Jacket: CHANEL's Classic Revisited by Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld, this Fall. In it, everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Alice Dellal is captured wearing the iconic piece. We'll have a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the book tomorrow, but for now, check out how the jackets are made below.
Sunshine is near — can you feel it? With just weeks away from warmer temps and blooming tulips, we're supplying you with our ultimate coat guide, highlighting the top trends from the Spring 2012 runways. After all, no outfit is complete without a fresh topper to finish your look. From pretty pastels spotted at Tibi to sporty Windbreakers from Alexander Wang, we completely break it down for you in this slideshow. Whether you're looking to splurge on a designer piece or searching for a more affordable option, click the slideshow to see the trends and shop our picks.
We're currently smitten with bomber jackets for Winter thanks to this season's obsession with the sporty trend. Designers like Phillip Lim, Givenchy, and Alexander Wang all showed their rendition on the runways in the way of silk-sleeved bombers, varsity jackets, and sleek printed options. Thus, we're on the hunt for our very own this season. Style tip: make sure to temper this sporty, oversize silhouette with sleeker accompaniments like pencil skirts and skinny pants for chic boy-meets-girl appeal. We love how Harper's Bazaar Australia editor Christine Centenera styled her shearling-lined leather bomber with a streamlined skirt and fitted top. Click the slideshow to shop our favorite bomber jackets now.
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A tailored black blazer is a cornerstone of chic style; that said, are you getting enough wear out of yours? It's a powerful basic with a ton of versatility. To highlight the myriad of ways to wear it, we turned to a few styled celebrity influences. With these chic looks leading the way, we've got a whole week's worth of gorgeous looks to help put our blazers to good use. From Rachel Bilson's sleek style topping off a flowy maxi to Jessica Hart's super-smart take with skinnies and loafers, there's something for everyone in store. Click through for all the fab celebrity inspiration — then shop the key pieces to get the look.
We've curated a list of our favorite seasonal toppers to add warmth — and style — as we layer up for Fall's cooler temps. This season, we're looking to polished tweeds, statement reds, and lots of leather. As for basics, our tried and true anoraks aren't going anywhere; they're just getting fortified with shearling and fur trim to keep us cozy. Whether you're in the market for something dressy, everyday layering pieces, or a statement jacket, we promise there's something here for every girl and every budget. Read our shopping tips below, before clicking through our 20 favorite Fall jackets.
- Invest in a leather jacket or a jacket with leather details on the sleeves or lapels. This is the season's most versatile look — it goes anywhere and adds a luxe, edgy finish to everything you put on.
- Have fun with textures, like a great boucle tweed or velvet blazer that you can dress up at work or down with denim on the weekends.
- Take a risk with a new silhouette. The cape jacket is this season's most sophisticated way to layer up.
The Fall chill is officially upon us — are you prepared? During this transitional season, when it's too warm for a heavy Winter coat yet too cool to go without a jacket, we suggest you top off your look with something light in the way of knit ponchos, leather jackets, blazers, and bombers. To help you choose the perfect piece, we compiled our top ten favorites for you to shop and peruse in the slideshow. Listen up for three quick styling tips, then start clicking.