How to Wear Your Jacket Over Your Shoulders: 10 Chic Outfits

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.

1. Olivia Palermo’s Bomber Jacket

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.

Olivia Palermo with a bomber jacket over her shoulders at the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2014 Runway ShowOlivia Palermo with a bomber jacket over her shoulders at the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show in New York City on September 10, 2013

2. January Jones’ Trench Coat

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. Her hairstyle reminded us of January’s on-screen character, Betty Draper.

January Jones wore a long trench coat over her shoulders at the Miu Miu runway showJanuary Jones wore a long trench coat over her shoulders at the Miu Miu runway show during Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013 in Paris on March 6, 2013

2. Alexa Chung’s Double-Breasted Coat

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.

Alexa Chung wore her double-breasted coat over her ruffled topAlexa Chung wore her double-breasted coat over her ruffled top at the London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2012 Topshop Unique in London on February 19, 2012

4. Kourtney Kardashian’s Denim Jacket

Tartan pants, 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.

Kourtney Kardashian with a denim jacket over her shouldersKourtney Kardashian with a denim jacket over her shoulders in Beverly Hills, California, on October 17, 2013

5. Laura Whitmore’s Shift Dress

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.

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

6. Rita Ora’s Matching Coat and Pants

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 (yes, you can wear cropped tops in winter). Her choice of footwear leaves something to be desired, but we like the balance of the print, length, and color in this ensemble.

Rita Ora in a coral-tone cropped top leaves the Cafe Royal Hotel in London on February 18, 2013Rita Ora in a coral-tone cropped top leaves the Cafe Royal Hotel in London on February 18, 2013

7. Sienna Miller’s Fur Jacket

Fur jackets too bulky for you? Try wearing them over your shoulders like Sienna Miller.

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.

Sienna Miller with a furry jacket over her shouldersSienna Miller with a furry jacket over her shoulders at Groucho Club in London on November 8, 2013

8. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Collarless Jacket

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.

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

9. Fearne Cotton’s 2 Outerwear Layers

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.

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

10. Zoe Hardman’s Zipper-Adorned Jacket

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.

Zoe Hardman in a flesh-revealing bustier top at the Felder Felder runway showZoe Hardman in a flesh-revealing bustier top at the Felder Felder runway show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 in London on September 13, 2013

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

Theory Catalogue Jonila K Blazer, $435

Theory Catalogue Jonila K Blazer

Giambattista Valli Swing Jacket, $1,780

Giambattista Valli Swing Jacket

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

Sass & Bide A Writers Life Capelet Vest

Hatch The Paris Coat, $398

Hatch The Paris Coat

Harvey Faircloth Shearling Collar Car Coat, $595

Harvey Faircloth Shearling Collar Car Coat

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

Rag & Bone Rally Zip Off Coat

Theory Furl Jessenia Coat, $675

Theory Furl Jessenia Coat

Rag & Bone Moss Coat, $995

Rag & Bone Moss Coat

Club Monaco Ryan Coat, $529

Club Monaco Ryan Coat

Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander

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