This week Huffington Post revealed the most popular jacket of 2013 was indeed a trophy jacket. A trophy jacket from the deservedly-hyped Isabel Marant for H&M collection to be exact.
Be it baubles, sequins or a power print, I love a statement jacket. While I’m aware that trinketed and jewelled wear isn’t for everyone, I’d say look past the flash aspect for a minute and you really do have something completely wearable. The key to making it work is to let it work by keeping the rest of your look simple. I love an all black, rocking skinny ensemble topped off with a boxy or bomber-shaped trophy cover up.
Like its distant cousin, the maxi dress, trophy jackets ask for minimal effort but deliver maximum effect. What’s not to love?
Urban Outfitters, Vintage 80s Escada Animal Print Jacket – £180
Every season Monsoon gets top marks in the trophy jacket department. They are just fabulous; all wonderfully adorned with the proverbial bells and whistles you would expect from this statement piece.
Monsoon, Dita Sequin Jacket – Was £99, Now £49
(Editor’s note: This sumptuous jacket is now sold out online, so you’ll have to go in store to snap it up!)
Monsoon, Glasto Pom Pom Jacket – Was £119, Now £82.50
ASOS Premium, Zip Through Jacket with Floral Embellishment – Was £150, Now £90
Helmut Lang, Pheasant Print Jacket – £159
3.1 Phillip Lim, Souvenir Embellished Twill Bomber Jacket – £1,160