The Jacket Trend That Will Elevate Your Jeans This Fall

The look our Editor-in-chief loves, plus her favorite picks for the fall season.
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Cropped, slightly boxy jackets started appearing last spring, and this fall the style has so much momentum that it has its own designation: The Lady Jacket.

It’s a slightly boxy blazer, cropped to the hip bone, comes in a variety of fabrics and colors, and often features femme details like gold buttons. We love the collarless versions, and ditto for the tweedy textural ones that are vaguely Chanel-ish.

Choose the details that feel right to you. More casual versions in solid colors will be easiest to wear, but if you could use an accent in your fall wardrobe, go for blended colors and bolder button detailing.

Still on the fence? Think of the lady jacket as a more feminine version of a traditional blazer but know that it is just as versatile (and, at least right now, more modern).

Styling ideas:

  • Pair with any high-waisted jeans or pants—it will visually lengthen your legs and draw attention to your top half
  • A femme jacket with more relaxed, straight jeans and flats will ensure it doesn’t look too stuffy or dated
  • Want to play with proportion? Wear a longer shirt (button-down) under the jacket and let it hang out—the jacket on top controls the volume and gives a hint of a waist while a longer shirt provides extra backside coverage
  • Get one in a nubby, textural fabric (especially tweed) to add intrigue to the more classic elements of your fit

Zara. If you’re on the fence about the Lady Jacket, this is a good way to give it a try. The shell pink hue is gorge against any skin tone.

Zara Soft Jacket

Zara. Want a version for warmer weather (read: more southern climates)? This linen blend is ideal.

Zara Linen Blend Short Jacket

J.Crew. All the ease of a cardigan, with all the polish of a blazer. Boom.

J.Crew Emilie Patch-Pocket Sweater Lady Jacket

Ann Taylor. The high neckline plus the slightly nipped waist gives a classic and super-flattering look.

Ann Taylor Plaid Fringe Tweed Jacket

Mango. A wowza color with super chic styling - a favorite for a fall accent piece.

Mango Pocket Tweed Jacket

CeCe. A more generously cut, modern take on a tweed that can be dressed up or down.

CeCe Tweed Jacket

Ann Taylor. Red is a classic color that’s also very much on trend this season, and this double-breasted beauty is a great way to add it to your look.

Ann Taylor Tweed Double Breasted Jacket

Maeve. All the texture of tweed, but in a lightweight fabric. Wear it now with a T-shirt, wear it later with a sweater.

Maeve Double-Breasted Tweed Jacket

Eloquii. When in doubt, a black-and-white combo never disappoints.

Eloquii Tweed Detail Blazer

Talbots. The mandarin collar gives it polish, the gold buttons bring the bling.

Talbots Military Jacket

Reformation. Super cozy yet delicate, and the wool will take you into the cooler months effortlessly.

Reformation Dale Cropped Jacket

ba&sh. We’re bananas for winter white, and this textural fabric makes it look luxe. Similar to the above with a bit more bling.

ba&sh Meredith Short Patch Pocket Jacket

L’AGENCE. We love the pretty, soft color palette and the slight puff in the sleeve.

L’AGENCE Bridges Tweed Jacket

Nili Lotan. The perfect, classic, navy shade, with a military feel thanks to the breast pockets and gold buttons.

Nili Lotan Maurine Cropped Wool-Twill Jacket

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