It’s a heritage piece long endorsed by the fashion set – here’s how to make a collarless jacket look cool and contemporary …
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A collarless tweed jacket, that nods to the classic skirt suits popularised by Gabrielle Chanel is a timeless piece. When it comes to making it look modern, it’s all about how you style it – a white T-shirt and straight leg jeans imbue this classic piece with a contemporary edge. Alternatively, a black or white turtleneck, or a long sleeve, have equal amounts of appeal – whatever you wear underneath, make sure it’s plain and unfussy. Add interest with necklaces or statement gold earrings.
It’s not just about classic tweed: a collarless jacket with dainty embroidery detailing is the perfect foil to a pair of seasonal velvet trousers. Consider it a laid back alternative to suiting.
Instead of pairing your jacket with jeans, try black pleat-front trousers which are big for autumn winter 2023. Up the ante by pairing the look with trainers and add a tote bag for polish.
The biggest trend in jackets right now? Bows. Inspired by Saloni’s viral bow dress of last year, a cropped jacket or cardigan with a tie or knot detailing feels feminine and fresh. We love it paired with metallic or embellished trousers, too (on the topic, shop our edit of embellished jeans here).
One great thing about collarless jackets is that they are a tried and tested style and therefore it’s not difficult to track down a good one, no matter what your budget. On the high street brands such as Mint Velvet, H&M are good go-tos while, in the mid range, labels such as Sézane, BA&SH and Rosaé Paris deliver. Looking to give yours some personality? Indulge in a spot of customisation by adding brooches and badges, or a printed neckerchief.