The standard schoolboy blazer gets a glam touch with satin piping.
American Eagle Preppy One-Button Blazer, $69.50; ae.com
A classic motorcycle jacket, done in cotton or linen, is an easy way to toughen up a girly dress or top.
American Living Motorcycle Jacket, $90; jcpenney.com
Look for a man's suit jacket, cut for you. The longer hemlines is also ideal for trimming wider midsections.
ASOS Boyfriend Blazer, $100.62; asos.com
Nice in Stripes
Horizontal stripes are an easy and on-trend way to add dimension to plain tees this season; double-breasted buttons are perfect for creating curvier silhouettes on boyish frames.
Bailey 44 Joie De Vivre Jacket, $198; piperlime.com
Standard suit jackets can feel stuffy, but a tweak here, a seam there, and youve got a bespoke coat. A simpler way to score a draped-for-you cut? Look for style with unique shawl collars.
BCBGMAXAZRIA Tomas Draped Collar Jacket, $278; bcbg.com
Feeling inspired by chic uniforms? Structured shoulders, subtle hardware, and a nipped-in waist are essential details to recreating stricter styles.
Earnest Sewn French Military Blazer, $265; designsbystephene.com
Buttons can be boring. Shop for delicate tie-front coats to add a touch of feminine flair to your outwear. Bonus: These embellished styles distract from wider hips.
Gap Tie-Lapel Blazer, $98; gap.com
Hipsters dont care about cookie-cutter cuts. Search out a two-button, boxy blazer to pair with your skinny jeans and distressed tees.
Rag & Bone Knit Strand Jacket, $450; shopbop.com
So upwardly mobile... Sharp shoulder detailing makes this black blazer an eye-catching basic.
Tinley Road Bleecker Blazer, $69; piperlime.com
While Melanie Griffith circa Working Girl might have loved this top for its padded shoulders, were digging the simple, cropped cut.
ASOS Tailored Cropped Pleat Shoulder Blazer, $86.20; asos.com
Pleased to Parka
Last year's army-colored anorak is still in. Thankfully, rolled-up sleeves make this piece of outwear cool enough to wear in all climates.
Old Navy Cropped Utility Jacket, $42.94; oldnavy.com
Tuxedo jackets aren't just for the guys. Claim the style for yourself this season. For extra flair, look for ones with contrasting panels.
Rebecca Minkoff Jacket, $325; rebeccaminkoff.com