It’s easy to get a little carried away with shopping. Temperatures tend to rise and fall suddenly and we rush to stock up on chunky sweaters and tank tops like we’re supposed to, right?
But the reality of Australian weather is that a lot of the items we scramble for don’t quite get the mileage we hope for. And while that luxe cashmere coat that you dropped a pretty penny on got you through some of the colder days in winter, the unpredictable weather means that throughout the year we tend to more frequently lean on the coat’s much more versatile cousin—the jacket.
So, for the wardrobe staples that will take you seamlessly from season to season, look no further than these seven jacket styles that are fit for all occasions and always worth the spend.
The Bomber Jacket
There is something just inexplicably cool about a bomber jacket.
Whether it’s oversized or shrunken and cropped, they’re always packed with warmth and their low maintenance fabrics make them great for travelling.
The true hallmark of adulthood is finding the perfect blazer that takes you from brunch to dinner and work to date night.
While black is always classic, we’re loving neutral tones and grey styles right now.
The Denim Jacket
These are the jackets that always have a story.
Whether it was your mum’s in the ’80s, the jacket you took backpacking or even the one you splurged an entire paycheck on, there’s something special about a denim jacket.
The Athleisure Jacket
Athleisure may have first hit the scene as a trend but anything this comfortable and functional was destined to become a staple.
The best part about these jacket styles is that they almost exclusively exist in fun colours and we’re not complaining.
The Tweed Jacket
Can anything make an outfit look instantly as expensive as a tweed jacket?
While there are plenty of affordable options on the market these days, a Chanel tweed jacket will always be the ultimate investment purchase.
A bit of a ‘new kid on the block’ classic. The shacket (the portmanteau of ‘shirt’ and ‘jacket,’ of course), is a lighter style that is perfect for those in-between confusing weather days.
The Leather Jacket
Trends may come and go but there is always room for a leather jacket in our wardrobes.
No matter the time, there is usually some version of the leather jacket that the fashion crowd are swinging towards and right now it’s the ’90s style leather blazer.