Hi Sasha.  I just bought this beautiful black dress and I’m looking to funk it up with a cropped jacket. Can you help me find something with a great pattern?  Thanks! D


I like where you’re going with this and YES a cropped jacket will be the perfect addition to ramp up this look, so let’s get at ‘er. 

The fact that your dress is black means you have free reign with color.  So if you really want to pop then check out this great floral jacket by Alice + Olivia. Oh, and if you’re a fan of Katy Perry then you’ll be happy to know she owns it as well.

On the flipside, if you want to keep to more muted tones then click here and for a more sportswear feel click here.

Kelly Wearstler is known for cutting the best cropped jackets so get ready for two stellar styles here and here.

Stripes are always a good way to play up pattern and BCBG has got you covered here and here.

My favorite kind of pattern is an Aztec design and D, if you can get down with that then you’re going to love these picks – click away here and here.

You know how I feel about leather sleeves on jackets, right?  So it should come as no surprise why I just popped a boner over this.

I leave you with my favorite -- it ain’t cheap, but if you’ve got the cash flow then my vote is in for this Yves Saint Laurent vintage gem.

Thanks for writing in and let me know which one you pick!  xx