Angie, your wish is my command. You asked for visuals of my current toppers, and at long last here they are.
The truth is, I do not have much that I am wedded to keeping. Which means we are starting from a pretty clear playing field. :-)
The only two jackets that I won't consider purging right now are my Danier leather jackets. Pics 1 and 2.
I can wear these jackets indoors, especially the taupe one -- but more so in winter than in early fall. They are a bit heavy for that, and the white one, especially, tends to feel a bit more comfortable as an outdoor jacket.
Pic 3 shows an Ann Taylor jacket from about 3.5 years ago, just before I joined YLF. I have brightened the photo so you can see it a bit better. It is navy, with trench type details -- epaulettes, wrist buckles, a flap on one side. It's a comfortable fabric. I wore it like mad the first year I had it and wear it less now, but still like it.
Now for those I am inclined to purge.
PIc 4: Fuchsia fast fashion knit. Super useful little shrunken jacket that I literally wore to death last year. But you know...it is fast fashion. And a bit worn.
Pic 5: Marilyn Anselm for Hobbs vintage black crepe. Nice fabric and fun pleating details on bottom, old-fashioned 3 button stance and shawl collar. It looks faintly equestrian with pants. It's a bit big for me, though. Was bought on consignment. My only black jacket.
I was preparing to purge the following three for sure but thought I should show just in case:
Pics 6/7: Consignment purchase, Italian, 100% wool houndstooth. Shoulders are quite wide.
Pics 8/9: Another consignment purchase. Canadian designer. A bit tough to wear due to the collar -- can really only use with turtlenecks or round/ crew necks.
Pics 10/11: Consignment tweed 9 West. Judged a bit "twee" by Angie when I bought, but I wore to death in its first year because the colours were useful to me. It's a sort of teal.
Apart from these, the only jackets I own for FW are denim (white and faded blue) -- but in reality I rarely wear these in winter, especially the white one.
And the dressy jackets -- fuchsia silk and the black kimono.
So, my friends -- where should I begin in my jacket rejuvenation project? What should I get rid of tomorrow, and what should I buy? Note: I LOVE jackets. I would like to purchase at least two. :-)