The 10 Jackets Every Woman Should Own
Must-Have Jacket: a Classic Trench
This cinched-waist coat is ideal for unpredictable in-between-seasons weather, and as Pippa Middleton proves, it makes you look effortless and glamorous, instantly. Nuff said.
Must-Have Jacket: a Peacoat
Our readers put the ol’ stamp of approval on Jennifer Aniston’s cool wool topper. As LovinLifeNC remarked: “I have a camel [peacoat] that I absolutely love. I wear it everywhere!”
Must-Have Jacket: a Fuzzy, Cuddly Coat
Whether fur, faux-fur, shearling or mohair, a fuzzy, cuddly coat that kind of makes you feel like a pop star (or Kim Kardashian) is a confidence-booster on going-out nights in cold temps.
Must-Have Jacket: a Bright-Color Coat
A coat in a bright color will do everything from combat the blues to act as wingman to your red lipstick, as illustrated by Jessica Alba here. Choose one in your most flattering hue and you'll never want to take it off. Trust.
Must-Have Jacket: a Sharp Blazer
Follow Christina Hendricks' lead and slip on a tailored, fits-you-to-a-T blazer whenever your outfit needs a bit of sprucing up. As reader NailPolishAddict put it, "Every woman should own a fitted (right for your body) blazer because it looks chic and professional."
Must-Have Jacket: a Dress-Up Coat
Whether it’s everyday wool, luxe cashmere or fancy silk, a knee-length jacket that’s nice enough to wear with all your best dresses and skirts is a must. Don’t believe us? Picture Rachel McAdams’ outfit with a puffer on top.
Must-Have Jacket: a Raincoat
A trench does the job most of the time, but when it’s pouring or you’re roughing it (or, well, festival-hopping like Kelly Osbourne here), you’ll need a real-deal raincoat. With a hood. And matching wellies. Cute boy doesn’t hurt either.
Must-Have Jacket: a Basic Leather Jacket
Reader ss09261 was among many to vote the leather jacket to our top-10 list. Her reasoning, “Leather jackets never go out of style and can go from day to night with the right accessories!” We’d like to add that sometimes a girl just needs to channel her inner Beyoncé, ya know?
Must-Have Jacket: a Puffer or Parka
Freezing for the sake of fashion is pretty much a Don’t in our book…especially when there are so many cute puffers and parkas to be had! Gals in really cold areas, Liv Tyler’s double-pocket puffer-parka hybrid is your ticket to subzero chic.
Must-Have Jacket: a __________ Jacket
Our golden rule when it comes to a “must-have list”: Leave one spot open for a crazy, makes-no-sense piece. Take Kate Moss’ leopard topper, for instance. Who can deny that this unexpected coat totally makes this outfit? Girl’s onto something.