The Tailored jacket is an essential item in a woman’s wardrobe and it’s not just for the corporate woman.  The tailored jacket is a trans-seasonal piece and a very versatile piece that will last you forever if you choose the right one for you.

I always advise my clients that it’s worth investing in a good tailored jacket because when you pay for a jacket in a beautiful fabric, a great cut and one that’s made well, you will have it for years to come and it’s a piece you can dress up or down.  That’s exactly why I love The Aurum Collective tailored jacket because the fabric and cut is amazing and it’s one of the very few labels that can boast it’s Australian made.

If you haven’t got a tailored black jacket in your wardrobe then I suggest you start with a black one and then you can add another one in a different colour or even a printed tailored jacket.

To prove how versatile a tailored jacket is, I have styled it 5 different ways to show you looks for work worn with either a pair of pants or a skirt suit, a casual look worn with denim shots, a smart casual/ evening look that you could wear on casual Fridays at work or out for drinks or dinner, and even over a more feminine look worn with a dress.



The Aurum Collective Women's Travel Jacket
‘Travel Jacket’, The Aurum Collective – $590; 2.
‘Slim Leg Trousers’, The Aurum Collective – $350; 3.
‘Wool Tee’, The Aurum Collective – $125; 4. ‘
Mist grey square tote’, The Daily Edited – $295.95; 5.
‘Teegan pump heels’, Wittner – $229.95


Wearing your tailored jacket by The Aurum Collective with the matching tailored pants is smart corporate look that you can wear all year round.  Change up the look by wearing different coloured tops or shirts, or even change the look by wearing different coloured shoes and bags. I’ve styled this look with a wool tee from The Aurum Collective, a Daily Edited Tote that you can monogram with your initials and some Wittner pumps.



When wearing your jacket with ‘The Aurum Collective’ black skirt you can play around with colours and have fun with your accessories.  I’ve paired it back with some beautiful red heels from Alexandre Birman to make more of a statement with colour.  You could also play around with colour in your top or even your bag too to add your personal style to a black suit.

The Aurum Collective Women's Tailored Jacket, Wrap Skirt and Wool Tee
‘Travel Jacket’, The Aurum Collective – $590; 2.
‘Wool Tee’, The Aurum Collective – $125; 3.
‘Pseudo Wrap Skirt’, The Aurum Collective – $350; 4.
‘Tome x TDE Black Structured Cross Body Bag’, The Daily Edited – $169.95; 5.
‘Clarita Bow-Embellished Suede Sandals’, Alexanders Birman – $598; 6.
‘Sliver purity bracelet’, By Charlotte – $129



To smarten up your day look, you can wear your ‘The Aurum Collective’ tailored jacket with your favourite denim shorts.  I’ve paired this look back with some Adidas sneakers and a large State of Escape bag but you could easily wear this look with heels and a smaller bag to take a day look into the night.

The Aurum Collective's Women's Tailored Travel Jacket, Tailored Suit
‘Travel Jacket’, The Aurum Collective – $590 2.
‘Wool Tee’, The Aurum Collective – $125; 3.
‘Escape bag in grey’, State of Escape – $299; 4.
‘Superstar’ sneakers, Adidas – $130; 5.1
‘Ivy high rise shorts’, J Brand – $280; 6.
‘Apple Watch’, Apple – $399; 7.
‘Balyck hand necktie’, Balyck – $50.



I love wearing a tailored jacket with a pair of jeans because it automatically makes your look more stylish.  Similar to the denim shots look you can easily make this a day or night look by wearing flats or heels.  This is a great look for casual Friday, a date night look, drinks with the girls or dinner with friends.

The Aurum Collective's Women's Travel Jacket, Tailored Suit styled with jeans
‘Travel Jacket’, The Aurum Collective – $590; 2.
‘Silk crepe camisole – Olive’, Natalija – $119; 3.
‘Monogram wallet on chain’, YSL – $2,285; 4.
‘Marmont fringed cracked leather loafers‘, Gucci – $820; 5.
‘DIY Straight Jeans’, 3X1 – $420; 6.
‘Gold truth ring’, By Charlotte – $99; 7.
‘Gold Love ring’, By Charlotte – $109; 8.
‘Gold love cuff’, By Charlotte – $169.



A nice tailored jacket can be worn with most dresses and I especially love ‘The Aurum Collective’ fitted midi-length dress.  You could wear almost any coloured accessories with this look but I’ve opted for a neutral colour palette of nudes, gold and white.  The dress makes it a feminine look but adding the jacket keeps it professional for work but also acts as something to keep you warm on cooler autumn/ winter days.  This is also a great racewear look, a ladies lunch or evening look.

The Aurum Collective Women's Travel Jacket and Fitted Midi Length Dress
‘Travel Jacket’, The Aurum Collective – $590; 2.
‘Fitted Midi Length Dress’, The Aurum Collective – $390; 3.
‘Drew mini bag’, Chloe – $2,275; 4. ‘Tatiana Nude’;
Nine West – $149.95; 5. ‘Riverie Gold Bracelet’,
Balyck Jewellery – $125


If you’re not sure what styles will suit you or what colours to wear then I always say when in doubt wear black, white or navy.  If you’re still not sure you can always contact one of our Style Doctors via our website 

Kash O’Hara

Original Article: The Aurum Collective