The idea for this post came from frequent commenter Wendela, and here’s what she had to say: “Would it be possible for you do do a post on jackets to wear for going out to bars, concerts, parties (on chilly outdoor decks at night)? I went to my first one of these in a couple of years recently, and while I felt ok about my “party in a top” situation, I realized I do not now have any jackets cool enough for these kinds of events, and I need to up my game.” Challenge accepted, Wendela—let’s start with this cute number from Iro, which has an appealing geometric pattern and fun pops of pink.
Quilted jackets are somehow everywhere this season, and I like this one because it’s a degree or two subtler and more sophisticated than most of the others that are out there right now.
This tweed and denim jacket gives off a casual-but-put-together vibe.
A leather jacket in unexpected taupe: so chic.
This is a lowly shirt jacket, true, but its silhouette and light hue make it look so polished.
I love a boucle jacket—so French!—and this one even has toggles, which is almost too cute.
This quilted cotton jacket is just so clean-lined and versatile.
I dig a windowpane plaid—it’s ever-so-slightly modish and very cool.
I have shown you Iro’s Shavani jacket before, but I think it’s the best option for those who want the put-togetherness of a blazer, but don’t look good in blazers.