Fall Essential: The Printed Jacket

Liz Doupnik
Fall Essential: The Printed Jacket
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We’re taking a break from the Spring 2013 shows and focusing on the season at hand. This fall has definitely been declared the season of outerwear, and while it may not be cold enough to feel like splurging on a full-fledged winter coat just yet, it’s definitely the time to scoop up colorful and printed jackets and blazers.

Whether they’re worn with a basic tank and jeans or a contrasting printed pant, these bold jackets are a surefire way to look instantly chic. We’re especially loving them with high-collar button-downs and shorts for the ultimate trans-seasonal outfit. While it was difficult to pick our favorites off the fall runways, we found affordable options that you can pick up now to start building your fall wardrobe.

Read on to learn just where to find these must-haves!

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Just because summer may be over doesn't mean bold and vibrant prints has to stop. This season, grab printed blazers and jackets to invigorate your wardrobe.

Photo: Stockton Johnson for Vogue China/

Sometimes jumping into full throttle color and patterns can be intimidating. Ease into the trend with a black and white option.

Co-ord Lace Shadow Blazer, $136, at Topshop

Scarf inspired prints are key for fall (and spring!), this cropped version is perfect to throw on for a chilly evening.

Collection Silk Scarf Foulard Jacket, $298, at J. Crew

Here, a mosaic print can be worn with a high-collared blouse to appear a bit more edgy or with a tank and jeans to keep it basic.

Jonathan Saunders Vanni Printed Cotton-Blend Jacket, $1,200, at Net-A-Porter

We're loving using navy as a seasonal staple opposed to black. Be sure to incorporate in your outerwear!

Printed Cardigan With Zip, $129, at Zara

Chinoiserie is another huge trend for fall. We're loving the tab collar on this jacket especially.

Lafayette 148 New York Dempsey Jacket, $321.75, at Ebay

We're absolutely loving the thicker fabric in this jacket making it either the perfect blazer or jacket, if wearing a light sweater underneath.

Clover Canyon Rococo Interior Neoprene Jacket, $347, at Revolve Clothing

A few sequins never hurt anyone, right?

Blazer, $59.95, at H&M

Look extra sophisticated with minimal and visual art inspired motifs as seen in this jacket.

Caroline Rose Graphic Suede Jacket, $275, at Neiman Marcus

So you say you love florals? We do too, in jackets especially.

Clover Canyon Baroque Rose Scarf Blazer, $473, at Shopbop

This is the perfect example of working a summer blazer into a fall staple. Wear it over a band t-shirt for a cool rock 'n' roll look.

Neon Bloom Blazer, $58, at Nasty Gal

We've been noticing geometric prints on the spring runway, jump on the trend now for fall to be ahead of the trend for spring.

Nic + Zoe Puzzle Knit Jacket, $186, at Nordstrom

Draped jackets continue to be a popular shape this year. Here, with the subtle update of a pattern pushes this jacket to be super modern.

Hazel Bedazzled Crop Blazer, $129, at Urban Outfitters

Playing on the classic Chanel shape, we're loving the black piping contrasting with the oversized print.

D&G Blazer, $403, at Yoox

A strong shouldered jacket in crisp neutrals delivers a super stylish option for fall.

Rebecca Minkoff Becky Vega Print Silk Blazer, $398, at Piperlime

Remember those printed Bongo shorts you used to wear in the summer as a kid? Here, this print is revisited to make this jacket extra appealing.

Diane von Furstenberg Victor Print Jacket, $465, at Matches

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