The all-purpose jacket. Boyfriend-sized, with substantial shoulders, it’s the thing to throw over everything.
From the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, the one thing that most women relied on to go from casual to dressed in zero was a jacket. Boyfriend-sized, with big shoulders, and either singleor double-breasted, it was the throw-on solution for almost every situation: “I need to look presentable.” Throw on a jacket. “I look crap.” Throw on a jacket. “The dress now looks wrong.” A jacket can help. “I wanna look like a pop star.” Here you go, a jacket. That jacket is back. And it’s as useful and purposeful as it was 31 years ago.
KENNETH PHOTOGRAPHY WONG ASSISTED BY WUILI/STILLS NETWORK STYLING BRYAN GOH HAIR DENNIS SEAH/ TONI & GUY @ THE STAR VISTA MAKEUP GREGO OH, USING YSL BEAUTY MODEL PANNA/ MANNEQUIN Lined lurex sequinned and beaded jacket, $7,940, from Gucci. Cotton tee, $14.90, and leather belt, $34.90, from Uniqlo. Earrings, $15.90, from H&M. Jeans, stylist’s own.