A Minimalist Wardrobe Staple Worth the Splurge


Giorgio Armani and Jil Sander may be the first names you think of when it comes to Italian minimalist designers, but meet Giada Forte. The Venetian-born designer studied knitwear in London and worked in Paris before striking out on her own with a line of immaculately tailored pieces free of excess adornment. One standout is this slightly boxy white tuxedo jacket with cropped sleeves. Try it with a crisp, white button-down for the office, or slip it over a slinky camisole for evening.

Giada Forte Il Tuxedo Jacket, $875 at the Dreslyn.