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Win the style prizes in a classic 80s Trophy jacket

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You may have heard: trophy jackets – the ones you wear indoors for work and cocktails, crew neck, neat and cropped, maybe with gold buttons, the kind of jackets everyone wore in the 1980s to get from A to B, from work to weddings – be back to brighten up the clothes you already wear.

Dressed up more than the average jacket, the Trophy – whether it’s black and paired with jeans and pearls (like Rihanna wore hers last in town), or blue tweed buttoned up with a matching skirt and heels (one of Kate Middleton’s go -to looks) – just can’t help being chic. At least, if you stick to some rules.

There’s another boxy tweedy jacket that makes you look like a boarding school headmistress circa 1970, so it’s important to get the details right. The key to keeping the Trophy jacket cool and contemporary is fabric and cut.

Tweed: Jenna Coleman

You may have heard: trophy jackets – the ones you wear indoors for work and cocktails, crew neck, neat and cropped, maybe with gold buttons, the kind of jackets everyone wore in the 1980s to get from A to B, from work to weddings – be back to brighten up the clothes you already wear. Left: Cool White: Penelope Cruz, Right: Tweed: Jenna Coleman

The fabric should be fairly firm, tweed or wool, so that it holds its shape. Then it should fit on the shoulders (light shoulder pads help give it structure, although it’s not a quarterback shoulder moment) and finish between the top of your hip and your waist.

If it’s too roomy, floppy, and ground-covering, it won’t do its job and you’ll end up looking dull and clunky.

As this jacket has a cropped jacket, it is important to wear it with this season’s wider, high-waisted trousers, skirts or dresses.

Last week in Zara, I saw a woman, encouraged by her twenty-year-old daughters, pull a navy blue trophy jacket with gold-engraved buttons and two patch pockets (£69.99, zara.com) over a fitted shirt dress and just like that, her casual sunny day look got a squeeze. and pleat, ready for the office.

What else looks modern is wearing a tweed jacket with a white t-shirt or tone-on-tone silk blouse with a tie belt, dark jeans or smart ponte jersey drawstring track pants. The young and leggy might be wearing their matching minis (yes, the mini skirt suit is back), but we’re getting our contemporary twist through different combinations and colors.

TROPHY JACKETS: THE NEW RULES

  • Gold buttons are back
  • Keep it trimmed above the hip
  • Try colorful tweed
  • A stand-up collar makes the look more beautiful

Aside from the solid navy blue, Zara has many variations, from a scarlet cropped-to-the-waist style with a stand-up collar and black trim (£79.99) to a double-breasted coat that ends at the hip (£69. 99). ).

By the way, it’s important to try on these jackets before you buy as some are very skinny – you may need to go a few sizes up.

Flying off the rails (don’t worry, more deliveries are coming) is Zara’s boxy collared cardigan in multicolored ribbon-striped on a black background (£89.99). This has candy pink, olive, raspberry, blue and yellow in the mix so you can wear it with or over just about anything and the collar and frayed edges give it a new less formal twist that would work well with smart tailored trousers .

For more classic styles, Mango does one in pied-de-poule tweed with four pockets and gold buttons (£69.99, mango.com). Another option that can’t go wrong is H&M’s white bouclé jacket with black trims and welt pockets at the front (£39.99, 2.hm.com).

Mango’s smartest offering (£59.99, johnlewis.com) is frog green tweed with flap pockets, gold buttons, bracelet sleeves and, in case you’re in doubt about the style points of this look, it’s called Wintour – after the editor of American Vogue, presumably . A Trophy Jacket is one of Wintour’s signatures, along with the fringed bob and oversized sunglasses.

If you’re looking to hedge your bets, somewhere between a chic cardigan and a coat is Me+Em’s fitted bouclé knit coat (£195, medem.com). This one is slightly less structured and has a V-neck, which makes it more casual.

Zara has several longer tweed jackets, but if you’re headed that way, I’d avoid tweed and get a fitted wool blazer. They are less bulky and less likely to lead you to the motherland.

If the whole Trophy thing isn’t for you, then you can pass it on and opt for another smart jacket. I’m still much more attracted to blazers and there are plenty around, including a green velvet one that is in high demand (£89.99 zara.com). More of that later.

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