A Minimalist Wardrobe Staple Worth the Splurge

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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.