The statement jacket is one of those pieces every girl should have no matter what age they are. It’s a classic piece that will last for years and can instantly make any basic outfit look like it was styled by an A-list celebrity stylist. It also has something unique about it that can set it aside from other jackets making it a valuable piece in your wardrobe.

If you don’t yet have a statement jacket and don’t know what to look for, keep in mind the following tips for finding that perfect piece.


Quality. A statement piece no matter what category it falls in has to be of good quality. If you decide to go for a black moto jacket, for example, the quality of the leather (real or fake) has to be good so that it can last you a long time. Most of the time, statement jackets are going to be somewhat expensive but it should be thought of more as an investment piece that you’ll wear for years to come.

Print or asymmetrical designs. If you’re looking for a jacket that stands out, surely print or certain cut-outs come to mind. For prints, keep in mind that print trends come and go so gravitate towards classic prints like floral. You can wear a floral printed jacket every spring and summer so that season is secure. If you decide to go for an asymmetrical jacket or something with cutouts, it’s best to stick with solid colors like black and white.

It should stand the test of time. Last but not least, you should ask yourself this question: “will this jacket still look good 5 or 10 years from now?” If the answer is yes, go for it. If the answer is no, you know what to do.
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