THE MILITARY-INSPIRED JACKET
If you’ve been in the stores lately, you’ve seen them. They can be simple lightweight olive numbers or ultra-chic, much pricier versions (pictured, a $3,395 Jil Sander tweed jacket at Barneys, for example). Patch pockets and trim cuts lend a masculine flair, but the jackets are surprisingly adaptable. Try one with a brightly colored shirtdress or tunic underneath.