The One Jacket Every Stylish Woman Needs for Fall

The leaves are starting to change and we can already feel the weather getting cooler. It’s safe to say that the fall season is fast approaching, and with that, our wardrobes will soon need an update. What’s the quickest way to adapt to the change? A light jacket, of course. But what jacket do you wear when it’s that gray area — of not being quite cold enough to break out the puffer, but not warm enough to still bare shoulders?

This fall the “band” jacket is making a comeback. Yes, the same jacket you might have worn in marching band during high school. Some band jackets are more ornate in design and color while others are more reserved, but most feature a cropped, nipped-waist silhouette, horizontal striping across the chest, and, on some, large buttons or military-style epaulets. It’s the perfect jacket to elevate any outfit, making even jeans and a tee feel polished.

The jacket was a popular trend throughout the fall ’16 runway shows seen at Givenchy, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, and Sacai — easily claiming the title of must-have jacket for fall.

Note to insiders: The jacket has yet to be spotted at most fast-fashion retailers, so if you act now, you can scoop up a cool, unique, vintage one on Etsy or an alternative version at Amazon for an affordable price compared to the designer versions.

Click ahead and get your hands on it now before the trend hits the streets.

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