The piece I did was how to jazz up your jackets using trimmings, lace, new buttons and ribbons.
On the green jacket above I added an embroidered trim to the cuffs and to the belt. I did this with invisible thread (but you can use coloured, depending on the trim you use). I just find invisible thread quicker - saves time looking for the 'right colour' :O)
The black jacket before was just a standard blazer, I simply added gold buttons to the front, shoulder and cuff to give it a military look .
The coat below I updated with some umbrellas using applique. This is a great way to make your coat more individual, just chose the motif of your choice.
Finally as camel is 'in' this season I added a camel belt and camel corsage (tutorial being written on this at the moment) to a plain jacket to give an instant update which can simply be removed once a new trend starts.