The one regret I have living in Singapore is that any outerwear, like jackets and shawls, are pretty much unseen when outdoors. The only time you would wear a jacket is when you’re indoors and the air-conditioning is strong, which isn’t really the time you care about looking good. So truly fashionable jackets are relatively rare in Singapore.
If I were in a foreign country, I would love the ability to match my jackets with my other clothing, and maybe even add a hat. Harper’s Bazaar released a list of 10 new jackets for the spring season, which are horrendously expensive but totally beautiful.
I personally like #1 (Carte Blanche) best, with #8 (La Vie en Rose) coming in a close second. Light-coloured non-flashy styles look best to me. It looks like the internet agrees too, for a search on how to choose jackets gave me a website that advised me to pick neutral solid colours like white (maybe not pink) that can tone down flashy inner clothing and basically go well with any colour scheme.
Different styles look good on different individuals too, depending on your body shape. I forgot if I ever found my body shape, but looking at the list of shapes available, it seems as if I belong to the category of rectangular. I’m not really too sure, given my untrained eye. As a rectangle body, I should aim to create curves, using things like a nipped waist and a flared hemline. So basically that white full-body trenchcoat might not be most suitable on me.
I haven’t actually worn a shapely sort of jacket before, but I look forward to seeing what wonders it will do to my figure! The only drawback, of course, is that I may melt into a puddle in that jacket before I even reach a sufficiently cold place for it.