This season, we're absolutely obsessed with fall jackets that exude ladylike sophistication. There are so many out there that it can be confusing - should you choose something with tweed, pearls or both? There are plenty of in-between options that pay homage to classic, sensible looks, yet still manage to keep themselves firmly in the present. As usual, our top picks come in at under $100!
The art of tuxedo dressing is a tricky endeavor that requires choosing very specific, precise pieces that play well with one another. We don't suggest wearing an actual tux, naturally, but we love combining something like this Gap Boucle Tuxedo Jacket
($44.99) with a flowing dress underneath for a fun play on silhouettes and fabrics. The jacket's polished silhouette plays perfect foil to a more relaxed piece underneath.
DKNY puts a sporty twist on everyday elegance with its Denim Tweed Jacket
($79.99). The unique combination of laid-back denim, slightly frayed tweed cutouts and faux leather edging works surprisingly well. With these elements in play, it may be tempting to keep the rest of the ensemble simple. Don't fret, though: the jacket is dark and relatively neutral, so it's perfect for throwing on over nearly anything, be it a black sheath or an equally relaxed tee-and-jeans combo.
The frayed edges of this Classiques Entier Northern Lights Jacket
($99.97) give the timeless design a fresh, updated look. While it doesn't take away from the classic allure of tweed, the material is rawer and less refined here - though no less structured or elegant, thanks to the jacket's form-fitting silhouette and shapely shoulders.
No less chic than an actual jacket, this LOFT Tweed Sweater Jacket
($89.50) is a cozy option that is guaranteed to keep you toasty on brisk mornings. The simple black and white color palette is the perfect complement to any of fall's rich, dazzling jewel tones. With its patch pockets, nubby texture and long sleeves, it's the perfect piece to add some polish to any look - even if it's a pair of jeans and a simple tee.
Work the trend: Steer clear of the matchy-matchy effect from top to bottom. A pair of solid pants or a skirt is always a safe complement for a dressy jacket. Keeping it simple on the bottom allows the top to stand out more, too. Finally, don't be afraid to go for bold - add a pop of color beneath neutral-toned jackets, try a statement necklace in lieu of picture-perfect pearls or opt or add a glam brooch to your jacket for truly vintage-inspired style.
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