5 Late Winter Dream Jackets

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

--By Kim Moshtaghi

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Different colors and unique cuts inspire me during my least favorite months. I don’t enjoy cold weather but I don’t let it ruin my fashion vibe. Although a one stop shop for the “it” jacket of the season does not exist, I won’t stop trying to find one. Whether you wear one to keep you warm, or let it define the whole look, you should check out some of my jacket finds. I focused more on shorter crop jackets as opposed to the longer coats.

My first pick is pretty generic. The reason it made the cut is purely because of its awesome color. I love this cognac, dark-hued tan color. It’s gorgeous and very flattering on most people. Surprisingly, it matches most colors and patterns. Try it and you will be impressed. It’s supposed to fit snug so buyer beware -- don’t buy this to wear over too many layers as you may find it will look make you look frumpy.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Micro Quilted Leather Moto Jacket

→ Buy the Lauren Ralph Lauren Micro Quilted Leather Moto Jacket, $296.98 (was $495.00), at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

My next feature is to die for but there are only 3 size options left… Such is life. This sassy trench is really exciting and it’s the only long jacket I plan on featuring. The wide notched lapels and the color blocking really make this a stand out trench. If it fits, buy it!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Henri Drape Front Trench Coat

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Henri Drape Front Trench Coat, $428.00, at bcbg.com.

Next up I want to introduce you to this fringe jacket. This sexy short jacket is full of flair, literally, but if you are not a fan of fringe then this isn’t for you. On the other hand, what better way to cover up? A jacket with this much personality does not need more than a brief introduction.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Farrell Fringe Trim Jacket

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Farrell Fringe Trim Jacket, $468.00, at bcbg.com.

BCBG must really be pulling on my heartstrings. This crop jacket reminds me of a vivacious superhero. This may not be fringe, but it possesses the same wow factor if not more. I like the unique cut and it definitely accentuates the waist.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Conrad Faux Leather Striping Moto Jacket

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Conrad Faux Leather Striping Moto Jacket, $187.20 (was $468.00), at bloomongdales.com.

This gray blazer is crisp and clean looking. It’s a lovely work jacket -- sophisticated and structured. I love the large pockets and the fact that it is collarless makes it easy to wear over the collared men’s shirts (just as pictured).

Banana Republic Boxy Zip Blazer

→ Buy the Banana Republic Boxy Zip Blazer, $175.00, at bananarepublic.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.