Take Cover: 5 Women and Their Iconic Jackets

Fair warning–you might start wishing for cold weather to come sooner.

The onset of cold weather doesn’t exactly evoke the same good feels of sunny 75 degree days (don’t leave us summer!), but at some point, we all have to chill out. The good news: these style icons will ease you into the cold weather season and solve your cover-up conundrums. From classic motos to crisp denim jackets, we got you covered down to every layer–consider your sartorial dilemmas answered. The hardest part? Picking just one. Check our list of women to take your cold weather style cues from–and minimize the chill factor.

Joan Jett: The Classic Moto Jacket

*Cue the lights* The classic leather moto jacket a.k.a. the holy grail of jackets. Nothing exudes rock ‘n’ roll more than Joan Jett’s sans glamour moto jacket, a staple of the rock star’s uniform. Pay homage to the mother of punk with a tried-and-true moto jacket that offers a shortcut to tough-girl style–guitar skills not required.

Madonna: The All-American Denim Jacket 

Ah, the ‘80s, when computers were bigger than your kitchen and permed hair was the norm. While some fell victim to mullets and neon aerobic pants, Madonna was rocking double doses of denim in front of her NYC walk-up. The material girl popped onto the scene drenched in thrifty ensembles and religious symbols, making her a fashion icon of the vibrant decade. Standing the test of time for, oh, 140 years, the All-American denim jacket is the ideal outerwear choice. Opt for a no-frills classic button-up or a distressed oversized jacket.

Jane Fonda: The Army Jacket 

Attention: The army jacket is in active service. Tracing back to ‘60s youth revolts, the army jacket has seen its share, from soldiers’ backs to runways, to your closet. But the most iconic back this jacket has seen is Jane Fonda’s at the ‘71 “Free the Army” protest. The army jacket is an essential for your riot checklist–not to mention it’ll be a mainstay in your wardrobe for years to come.

Mrs. Robinson: The Leopard Jacket

Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson–50 years later and you’re still seducing us. If there’s anything The Graduate taught us, it’s how to pull off animal prints in every situation. The ultimate femme fatale prowls around in leopard prints and black lingerie, optimal for any nightly liaison. Although we don’t condone predatory behavior, we say yes to leopard print jackets with a day-to-night appeal. It may just trigger your shift to the dark side.

Bonnie Parker: The Trench Coat  

Rain check–it’s time to re-evaluate your rain gear. Take your cue from a professional mac wearer: the gun-wielding, beloved outlaw, Bonnie Parker. Besides the beret-buying frenzy she ignited (because who else looks this amazing in a beret?), Bonnie is a fashionable criminal mastermind. Call upon the timeless trench, the ultimate elongating, throw-on-and-go jacket for a look with a hint of danger.

We got your back. Shop our jackets for whatever mood you’re channeling.