Women's jackets for every day of the week
No wardrobe is complete without a selection of toppers. There are as many types of ladies' jacket as there are fish in the sea – there's something for absolutely everyone! Jackets are a great way of making a statement, so look for one that reflects your personality. From denim jackets to funky vests, you're sure to find one that's right for you. If you're only interested in having a couple of toppers in your wardrobe, look for neutral colours. A simple black women's jacket will go with just about everything and is a great piece for a capsule wardrobe. Wear it with neutrals for a basic look, or throw on a brightly coloured top for something more exciting.
How to rock a leather or bomber jacket
Many women dream of owning a leather jacket – but it can be hard to pull off! These edgy, rock star-inspired jackets have a particular reputation, and can make you look tough and punky. You can soften that by throwing your leather or bomber jacket over a feminine top. Choose a lace-trimmed cami in silk or a similarly soft fabric. This will prevent you from looking too much like a biker! To soften a bomber, look for one in a fun print. A cute floral bomber is very modern and feminine and will create a totally different look from the classic sporty style.
Practical jackets to keep you warm
Naturally, you'll want to look stylish – but it's important to remember that toppers are functional, too. Winter jackets should be warm and cosy; they might be padded or quilted jackets, offering a shorter alternative to a coat that looks great with jeans, or lets you show off a fun skirt. Outdoor jackets, such as parkas or rain jackets, often have useful details like waterproofing, hoods, and zipped internal pockets to keep your essentials safe. These are great for outdoor sports, but can still look stylish and cool. For mild days, look for between-seasons jackets; these should keep you warm and dry, but won't leave you at risk of overheating. If you plan to use any of these for sports such as hiking, make sure they're slightly loose. This will allow you to wear layers underneath. A tight jacket will restrict your movements, so make sure you have plenty of room around the shoulders and underarms.