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I Promise a Sleeveless Jacket Isn't Insane

Welcome back to Editor's Picks, a Friday series profiling the buys our editors are obsessed with. Last week, Racked editor in chief Leslie Price shared the jumpsuit she swears is as comfortable as sweatpants; today, our shopping and style editor makes the case for the sleeveless jacket.

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"Despite constantly having an eye on trends — or maybe because of it — I'm actually really slow to add new silhouettes to my wardrobe. I have a vague idea of what works for my body (closing in on three decades of trial and error) and I know that culottes will do me no favors and overalls are an adorable, hilarious no.

For whatever reason, I have embraced the seemingly superfluous sleeveless jacket with abandon, stocking up on the style in various lengths. It's added a sleek new layer — literally — to my enduring mini skirt/dress silhouette and, surprisingly, is weather-appropriate here in New York quite often. I picked one up early in spring and wore it all the time; when I stopped by the AYR showroom in May and spied this camel style the brand had coming out for fall I knew it'd be my early autumn go-to. I love the strong lines of this jacket, balanced with an elegant shawl collar. The color is universally complexion-flattering (trust) and, of course, it can be layered up or down as temperatures change."

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AYR 'Draft Jacket,' $450


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Home town: Milwaukee, WI! I hate when people think that means I grew up with cows. There were no cows.

Best vacation of all time: Visiting my BFF in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for a few years. Now she's in Mexico City, which is first in line for my 2016 vacation days.

On my playlist right now: The aughts are back and I'm not mad at it, not even a little bit. Three 6 Mafia "Stay Fly" (2010), Yung Joc "It's Goin' Down" (2006), and Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak (2008), in full, is giving me all kinds of feelings.

Fall beverage of choice: Some kind of souped up non-dairy hot chocolate (I can't help it if my digestive tract is bougie).

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