By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate
Nothing upgrades your wardrobe and simplifies your work mornings like a coat/jacket. Which jacket depends on who you are and what you do. Three options for 2012!
Relaxed Updated Safari: The updated safari jacket, above, unstructured enough to convey relaxation, yet “jacket” enough to communicate visual authority. It’s the right choice for you if your work is low-key, creative or outside the nine-to-five routine, or if you’re a work-at-home mom out on errands. Terrific on the weekend! (Ralph Lauren)
Easy-dressing Sportive Blazer: the chic jacquard stripe jacket, above, timeless and timely classic shape and styling. The right choice for you if your workplace doesn’t require strict suit looks; if you prefer clothes that translate active into polished. Wear it open for a more relaxed appeal. (J.Crew school boy jacket)
Professional Currently Trendy Double-Breasted Cut-away Blazer: a jacket for the woman who needs the real thing, above, a classic turned modern thanks to eye-catching buttons, and feminine silhouette. The right choice for you if work clothes are your priority now; if you hanker for clothes that express individuality without compromising on authority. (H&M Blazer)