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Top 10 Statement Jackets for Work

Thursday, April 3, 2014 /

As more workplaces move away from more formal suiting a statement jacket is a fantastic way to look smart and revive neutral pieces. It can be mixed and matched with the basics (pants, skirts and dresses) and provides a great jumping off point for trying new colour combinations.

Here are my top 10 statement jackets for work. It was tricky to narrow it down (the initial list was 35) but I wanted to make sure that there was something for every colour palette, body shape, style personality and dress code. These details have been included for each jacket so that you can find your perfect jacket.

Textured

Cue Speckled Boucle Peplum Jacket $189.50
Cue Speckled Boucle Peplum Jacket $189.50

Colour:
Warm & Muted; Warm, Muted & Light; Warm, Muted and Soft; and Cool, Muted and Light

Shape:
Hourglass, Triangle, Inverted Triangle and Rectangle. If your bra cup size is larger than a C you may need to wear the jacket open or try a v-neck version.

Personality:
Classic, Elegant, Feminine and Natural.

Dress code:
Smart business to formal.

Sass and Bide
Sass & Bide Worlds Apart Cropped Jacket $790

Colour:
Warm & Muted; Warm, Muted & Light; Warm, Muted & Soft; possibly Warm & Clear; possibly Warm, Clear & Light.

Shape:
Rectangle, Triangle and Inverted Triangle.

Personality:
Creative, Natural and Elegant.

Dress code:
Smart casual, smart business to formal.

 

Monochrome

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Topshop Crop Folk Tile Jacket $105

Colour:
Cool & Clear; Cool, Clear & Dark; Cool, Clear & Bright; Cool & Muted; Cool, Muted & Light; Cool, Muted & Soft.

Shape:
Rectangle, Triangle and Inverted Triangle.

Personality:
Classic, Elegant, Creative and Dramatic.

Dress code:
Smart business to formal.

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Sass & Bide The Trickery Printed Jacket $420

Colour:
Cool & Clear; Cool, Clear & Dark; Cool, Clear & Bright.

Shape:
All

Personality:
Creative, Feminine and Dramatic.

Dress code:
Smart casual to smart business.

 

Bold

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Review Pepita Jacket $305

Colour:
Cool & Clear; Cool, Clear & Dark; Cool, Clear & Bright.

Shape:
Hourglass, Triangle, Inverted Triangle and in some cases Rectangle.

Personality:
Feminine, Sultry and Elegant

Dress code:
Smart business to formal

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Shieke Clarity Jacket in Coral $69

Colour:
Warm & Clear; Warm, Clear & Light; Warm, Clear & Bright; possibly Cool, Muted and Light.

Shape:
All

Personality:
Feminine, Natural, Elegant, Sultry and Creative

Dress code:
Smart casual, smart business and formal

 

Classic

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Jigsaw Felted Wool Biker Jacket $349

Colour:
Cool & Muted; Cool, Muted and Soft; and depending on the texture possibly Cool, Clear & Dark.

Shape:
Hourglass, Triangle, Inverted Triangle and Rectangle. If your bra cup size is larger than a C you may need to wear the jacket open or try a v-neck version.

Personality:
Elegant, Classic and Dramatic.

Dress code:
Smart business to formal.

Anthea Crawfor Houndstooth Panel Knit Jacquard Zip Front Jacket $429.00
Anthea Crawford Houndstooth Panel Knit Jacquard Zip Front Jacket $429.00

Colour:
Cool & Clear; Cool, Clear & Dark; Cool, Clear & Bright.

Shape:
All

Personality:
Dramatic, Elegant and Sultry.

Dress code:
Smart business to formal.

 

Printastic

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Rockmans Jersey Paisley Print Jacket $49

Colour:
Very versatile. Cool & Muted; Cool, Muted & Light; Warm, Clear & Light; and possibly Warm & Clear if worn with the a warmer colour underneath.

Shape:
All

Personality: Creative, Feminine and Sultry.

Dress code:Smart casual to smart business.

106744750
Alannah Hill Kissed By A Rose Jacket $160

Colour:
Warm & Muted; Warm, Muted & Dark; Warm, Muted & Soft; Cool, Muted & Light. Given that the fabric has a
sheen it may also work for Warm & Clear.

Shape:
Rectangle and Triangle.

Personality:
Sultry, Dramatic and Creative.

Dress code:
Smart business to formal.

 

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