06/05/2012 01:44 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Statement Jackets: 15 Stars Stun In Printed, Patterned & Embellished Outerwear (PHOTOS)

A special jacket -- be it a printed blazer, embellished bolero or abstract trench -- can add extra oomph to any outfit. Although eye-catching at first, statement pieces can be a challenge to wear. And I should know: a few years ago I found the most amazing beaded jacket in a consignment store. Cut to last weekend, and the jacket was still hanging in my closet, unworn. After much mixing and matching, I discovered the perfect pieces to pair with this particular coat: black skinny jeans, white tee and tan sandals.

My approach was inspired by Florence Welch's look below. She let her brightly patterned jacket do the talking by keeping the rest of her outfit more toned down. Whether you are looking to go bold à la Yasmin Le Bon or subtle like Miranda Kerr, we have you covered. Check out our tips on how to wear a statement jacket in an unexpected way and learn from 15 celebrities who have gotten it right.

Printed Jackets

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