From the blazer to the “shacket”, here are 5 models and 5 style icons to be inspired to be fashionable when the coat still tears with the tan


The jacket is fashionable. The first item you leave home when you leave for the summer holidays is also the one to pull out of the closet when you return to the city. It’s still too early for the actual coat but this “mid-season” is the perfect time for jackets and jackets. Here are 5 trendy ideas that do not jar with tanning and 5 style icons to inspire you to wear:

The blazer

The blazer will be the base garment of the fall, worn together with trousers or broken. In this last case, for a casual look, wear with high-waisted jeans and a top while for the evening with mini dresses (which must be as long as the jacket). The trendiest models are printed, brocade or British inspired: checkered or pied-de-poule. For Alexander Wang, Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini and Emporio Armani, the single or double-breasted jacket can also be transformed into a mini-dress. The icon to follow in this case is the actress Blake Lively wearing trouser suits both day and evening: during the last MTV Video Music Awards for example she chose a white jacket and trousers by Ralph & Russo in style 1920s.

The jacket-shirt

The shacket is a model halfway between a jacket and a shirt and is the ideal garment to go from summer to autumn because if now you wear a maxi dress with flowers or a pair of baggy pants and a white t-shirt , in a few weeks she will wear under the trench coat, even better if tightened by a thin leather belt. Even the The Wall Street Journal, in an interview with an Australian tailor, defines shacket as the “super hot solution” to wear for the return to the office. The icon to follow is the top model Karly Kloss to whom in the past Top Shop has also dedicated a personalized shacket.

The bomber

Head of the peak of the seasons, the bomber is a valid alternative to the classic autumn coats. In the ’80s version it is black, military green or inspired by those of the air force, blue outside and orange inside. It goes well with long dresses printed with flowers or wide skirts. Those in the ’90s style are instead in shiny satin, in shades of gold or candy pink, and are worn with light jeans, ankle boots and a handbag. Whatever the choice, the important thing is that it dresses slightly oversize so that it can be worn even simply resting on the shoulders. From MiuMiu to Alberta Ferretti, passing through Saint Laurent, the bomber is present in the Fall / Winter collections of most of the great designers and is the best-loved coat for the influencers. The icons to follow in this case are the models and stars of the social Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Coworkers and friends in life, are often photographed together with the same model of bomber Alpha Industries, one in military green and the other in black.

The cape

Lighter than the coat, but warmer than a blazer, the cape or cape is a jolly head. There are many possibilities ranging from modern versions in hi-tech materials to more traditional and romantic ones. The most interesting models of the autumn winter 2018/19 are monochromatic – like those of Trussardi – or fantasy, like those seen on the catwalks of Fendi and Carolina Herrera. Gucci instead proposed a middle ground between jacket and cape. In any case, it is a casual garment worn with jeans and shirts with a masculine cut or with skirts and cuissardes, high boots. The icon to follow is the influencer Olivia Palermo, among his most beautiful looks there is indeed one in which he wears a Burberry cape with his initials combined with a pair of boots up to the knee.

The leather nail

From Marlon Brando to Gigi Hadid, from Grease to Michael Jackson, from rock to punk, the leather jacket has been a trendy item since 1928 when it was launched on the American market by Irving Schott who calls the “Perfecto” model, like his favorite cigar. In the classic black or colored version, it goes well with jeans, leggings, red carpet dresses or tulle skirts. During the last fashion shows, many designers wanted to celebrate his 90th birthday by bringing him back to the catwalk, among them Versace, Moschino, Dsquared2 and Marc Jacobs. The icon to be inspired is Alexa Chung, who has been combining it for years with incredible style and any type of outfit.