THE GREY CHECKED JACKET
Rewrite the rules with this versatile outerwear
For women who want to power up their look at work in an instant, the grey checked jacket is a blessing: It doesn’t possess the severity of its plain black counterpart, yet it achieves the effect of formality all the same. However, this corporate jacket is breaking away from the humdrum monotony of office life, thanks to designers who are putting a youthful spin to it. Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière cut deconstructed versions last season, and this fall, the likes of Alexander Wang and Stella McCartney followed suit with variations that’ll make the jacket a regular occurrence on the streets. Layer a colourful varsity sweater under a checked jacket for a quirky take on collegiate dressing.To switch things up further, opt for one that’s cut oversized, then pair it with a sexy patent skirt for extra swagger.