Celebrities Show 10 Ways to Wear a Jacket Over Your Shoulders

Wearing a jacket over the shoulders is a massive trend this year. Some have embraced the trend with open arms and open minds, while others just raised their brows and mused why some people have aversion to sleeves.

If you have already tried wearing your jacket over your shoulders, you probably have an idea as to how this trick instantly updates a look.

Let’s take a look at some of the celebrities who have sampled this trend, and see how they fared in the style department.

Inspiration 1: Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo at the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show in New York City on September 10, 2013Olivia Palermo at the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show in New York City on September 10, 2013

We love a girl who can take a trend and put her own spin to it. This is classic Olivia Palermo style — letting us in on how the trend can be worked to its fullest. The 27-year-old actress wore a bomber jacket over her sophisticated top and fringed skirt attire. The contrast of the sporty jacket is jarring but effective.

Inspiration 2: January Jones

January Jones at the Miu Miu runway show during Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 in Paris on March 6, 2013January Jones at the Miu Miu runway show during Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 in Paris on March 6, 2013

At the Miu Miu A/W 2013 show, January Jones wore a long trench coat over her shoulders. The ‘Mad Men’ star showed off her styling prowess by wearing it with a collared blush-tone top and a pair of high-rise shorts. That hairstyle reminded us of January’s on-screen character, Betty Draper.

Inspiration 3: Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung at the London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Topshop Unique in London on February 19, 2012Alexa Chung at the London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Topshop Unique in London on February 19, 2012

Alexa Chung had a lot of fashion moments sporting this trend. We are singling out this particular look just because it is unique and fearless. The host and trendsetter wore her double-breasted coat over her ruffled top. She took it to uncharted territory by wearing it with slightly flared jeans and flats. The look would have been faultless if she wore shoes that are a tad more interesting, though.

Inspiration 4: Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian out in Beverly Hills, California, on October 17, 2013Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian out in Beverly Hills, California, on October 17, 2013

Tartan, leather, and denim in one ensemble? It has been done before but not the way Kourtney Kardashian did it. The denim was not her pants but her jacket. The tartan was not her shirt but her trousers. The leather was not her jacket but her top. It led to an outfit with a fresh vibe to it.

Inspiration 5: Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore at the pre–Silver Lining Bafta party at the Little House Restaurant in London on February 8, 2013Laura Whitmore at the pre–Silver Lining Bafta party at the Little House Restaurant in London on February 8, 2013

MTV Europe presenter Laura Whitmore mixed this trend with another trend — the shift dress. This pairing always works! With the right shoes and the right accessories, you can go out looking like a million bucks.

Inspiration 6: Rita Ora

Rita Ora leaving the Cafe Royal Hotel in London on February 18, 2013Rita Ora leaving the Cafe Royal Hotel in London on February 18, 2013

If you ever get tired of wearing your jackets with your dresses, try this Rita Ora look. The pop singer wore a matching coat and trousers with a coral-tone cropped top. Her choice of footwear leaves something to be desired, but we like the balance of the print, length, and color in this ensemble.

Inspiration 7: Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller at Groucho Club in London on November 8, 2013Sienna Miller at Groucho Club in London on November 8, 2013

Fur jackets too bulky for you? Try wearing them over your shoulders like Sienna Miller did. She took her basic white shirt and black jeans attire to the next level by draping a furry jacket over her shoulders and accessorizing with leather pieces.

Inspiration 8: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving at Los Angeles International Airport in California on December 4, 2013Rosie Huntington-Whiteley arriving at Los Angeles International Airport in California on December 4, 2013

You can travel in comfort without compromising your style. Take a cue from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. This outfit would have looked ordinary had it not been for the model’s collarless jacket.

Inspiration 9: Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton dropping by the Celebrity Juice wrap party held at Maggie's members club in Chelsea, London, on November 25, 2013Fearne Cotton dropping by the Celebrity Juice wrap party held at Maggie’s members club in Chelsea, London, on November 25, 2013

It must have been one cold night because Fearne Cotton had two layers of outerwear on her. The other one is draped over her shoulders. It’s a chic style to copy if you want to recycle your lace dresses from last summer.

Inspiration 10: Zoe Hardman

Zoe Hardman at the Felder Felder runway show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 in London on September 13, 2013Zoe Hardman at the Felder Felder runway show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 in London on September 13, 2013

British actress Zoe Hardman moderated her flesh-revealing bustier top with her chic zipper-adorned jacket. Let’s also take a moment to appreciate her leather skirt.

Now is the best time to play around with this trend. We suggest the following jackets and coats for draping:

Theory Catalogue Jonila K BlazerTheory Catalogue Jonila K Blazer, $435

Giambattista Valli Swing JacketGiambattista Valli Swing Jacket, $1,780

Sass & Bide A Writers Life Capelet VestSass & Bide A Writer’s Life Capelet Vest, $492

Hatch The Paris CoatHatch The Paris Coat, $398

Harvey Faircloth Shearling Collar Car CoatHarvey Faircloth Shearling Collar Car Coat, $595

Rag & Bone Rally Zip Off CoatRag & Bone Rally Zip Off Coat, $1,295

Theory Furl Jessenia CoatTheory Furl Jessenia Coat, $675

Rag & Bone Moss CoatRag & Bone Moss Coat, $995

Club Monaco Ryan CoatClub Monaco Ryan Coat, $529

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