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

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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 an aversion to sleeves.

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

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

1. Olivia Palermo: Redefining Elegance with a Bomber Jacket

We love a girl who can take a trend and put her spin on 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.

Fashion Icon Olivia Palermo elegantly drapes a bomber jacket over her chic ensemble at the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show, New York City, September 10, 2013Fashion Icon Olivia Palermo elegantly drapes a bomber jacket over her chic ensemble at the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Show, New York City, September 10, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

2. January Jones: A Trench Coat Twist at Miu Miu

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 showcases her unique style with a trench coat elegantly perched on her shoulders at the Miu Miu A/W 2013 show, Paris Fashion Week (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

3. Alexa Chung: Double-Breasted Coat with a Ruffled Flair

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 with slightly flared jeans and flats. The look would have been faultless if she wore a tad more interesting shoes, though.

Alexa Chung wore her double-breasted coat over her ruffled topAlexa Chung stylishly combines a double-breasted coat with a ruffled top for a unique look at London Fashion Week, Autumn/Winter 2012 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

4. Kourtney Kardashian: Denim Jacket Chic

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 exudes effortless style with a denim jacket draped over her shoulders, Beverly Hills, California, October 17, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

5. Laura Whitmore: Shift Dress Elegance

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

Laura Whitmore radiates sophistication in a shift dress at the pre–Silver Lining Bafta party, Little House Restaurant, London, February 8, 2013Laura Whitmore radiates sophistication in a shift dress at the pre–Silver Lining Bafta party, Little House Restaurant, London, February 8, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

6. Rita Ora: Harmonious Coat and Pants Ensemble

If you ever tire 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 makes a bold statement in a matching coat and trousers, paired with a coral-tone cropped top, Cafe Royal Hotel, London, February 18, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

7. Sienna Miller: Luxurious Fur Jacket

Are 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 adds a touch of luxury with a fur jacket over her shoulders, Groucho Club, London, November 8, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

8. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Collarless Jacket Travel Chic

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 stylishly travels in a collarless jacket, Los Angeles International Airport, December 4, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

9. Fearne Cotton: Layering Mastery with Two Outerwear Pieces

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 exhibits layering finesse with two outerwear pieces, Celebrity Juice wrap party, Maggie’s Club, Chelsea, London, November 25, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

10. Zoe Hardman: Edgy 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 combines edgy and chic with a zipper-adorned jacket, Felder Felder runway show, London Fashion Week, September 13, 2013 (Credit: WENN / Alberto Reyes / Craig Harris / Claytons / Will Alexander)

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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