Like a dollop of fresh whipped cream, a little white jacket makes any ensemble that much more inviting. Think of it as a white shirt but with more presence. It works in any season and can feel more modern than a go-to black—a standout staple that offers a modern alternative. Combine it with other pales, such as cream and bone, for an elegant look. Or, pair with a pattern or color, like an animal-print blouse or a cobalt skirt. Click through to start shopping for your perfect white jacket, and check page 107 of the August issue -- or download it on your tablet -- to learn more.
Viscose-linin, $550; outnet.com.
2. Rebecca Taylor
Cotton tweed, $395; cusp.com.
Linen blend, $169; bebe.com.
4. Theyskens' Theory
Nylon blend, $695; theory.com.
5. Ann Taylor
Polyester-rayon crepe, $158; anntaylor.com.
6. Diane von Furstenberg
Tencel-linen, $298; nordstrom.com.
Cotton-polyester, $129; chicos.com.
8. Rag & Bone
Viscose-cotton, $535; rag-bone.com.
9. BCBG Max Azria
Polyester-rayon, $228; bcbg.com.
Cotton, $129; zara.com.