Wear jackets later in season

NEW YORK --- You couldn't resist a little holiday gift for yourself, so you bought into one of the season's trends -- the dressy jacket -- and it looked great as a topper to your party dress.

Now what?

Most calendars aren't booked with fancy parties during the rest of the winter, but that shouldn't stop you from wearing the jacket, said David Hacker, the vice president of trend and color at Kohl's.

"To maximize the versatility of the jacket women can either dress it up or down," Mr. Hacker said.

The easiest way to tone it down is with jeans and a T-shirt. To keep the whole outfit balanced, Mr. Hacker suggested wearing heels.

"Think of the jacket as the 'completer' piece. It does more than a pant or a top to create an outfit. Into the winter, there's also the issue of warmth," he added.

Many of the jackets on the selling floor now are belted, so they have a trench coat shape but the fabrics might be a shiny satin or a wool jacquard, or even a knit.

JACKETS IN STYLE

Some of the most fashionable jacket styles are cropped with a boxy shape, but longer, more tailored silhouettes are also making a comeback -- and that's appreciated by women who want something to cover their hips, said David Hacker, the vice president of trend and color at Kohl's.

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