My black jacket is by far the most versatile pieces of clothing in my wardrobe . I pair it with a black pencil skirt and pumps,and it's all business. I drape it over my shoulders with a little black dress, strappy satin stilettos, and a little bling, and it becomes an elegant evening wrap. Or I throw it over a pair of skinny jeans, tee shirt, suede booties, and top it all off with a chic scarf, and it pulls everything together beautifully.
I ALWAYS have a lightweight, lined, black jacket. The one above is very similar to the one I own now. It's the Burberry London Satin Tuxedo Jacket from Nordstroms. I know, Burberry is pricey, but when you consider the amount of wear-time you can get from this little work horse, it's worth every penny!