Sep 13, 2009

Jacket Power: an Outfit Dissection

A jacket can make or break an outfit in a second. It serves as an instant label of the style that is trying to be conveyed. It can be contradictory, balancing or entirely matching to the rest of the ensemble. You can be wearing the exact same pieces and the jacket you choose to go with them will create a fashion sense the others cannot.

Take for example, a polished and sensual one-shoulder dress in black (Alexander Wang), a retro inspired bag (D&G Dolce & Gabbana) and a pair of modern cutout booties (Dolce & Gabbana). Put on a strong-shouldered leather jacket with a snakeskin pattern (Miss Selfridge) and your sharp look is now Biker Chic. //Contradictory




Mix a ruffle front silk blouse (See by Chloé) with a pair of indigo boyfriend jeans (Topshop), a metallic handbag (Tylie Malibu) and patent leather sneakers (Converse). Counterbalance the comfy romantic look with a straight and structured peaked shoulder jacket in black (Sportmax) and create a Classic Edge. //Balancing

A midnight rocker look consisting of black stretch leather leggings (Vanessa Bruno), an oversized sequin tank (Sass and Bide) and studded peeptoe shoe boots (Steve Madden) is made complete with a relevant starry tuxedo jacket (Markus Lupfer). //Matching

This fall, the power jacket is the master of outerwear. Structured, with simple lines, Balmain-inspired strong shoulders and full of character, the jacket has become a trend in itself.
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