The key to layering is not just piling on hoodies, sweatshirts, scarves and anything else within arm's reach willy nilly, it's about keeping a sleek silhouette with moving pieces that can accomodate changes in climate. The cropped jacket is an important layer. Cut precisely at the hip, this is no bolero that your sister rocks with ridic high shoes she can't walk in. Not even close. The box-fit broadens shoulders, gives you wriggle room at the armpits to wear a sweater and tee, while the trunk stays svelte enough at the waist to make you look awesome. You can even layer this piece with bubble vests or mountain parkas if you're feeling adventurous. So, go in. You got the date, all you need is to seal the deal. Nah mean?