Friday, November 13, 2009
Trend Alert: The Jacket
This season the one item you should add to your wardrobe to give you a chic, pulled-together look is a jacket. Jackets come in all shapes and sizes, making them right for everyone. A jacket is the one item that can take a simple outfit and make it greater than the sum of its parts.
Jackets are perfect for camouflaging a tummy or extra weight around your middle. Choose a fitted style that falls below your waistline.
Jackets can add structure to your shape. A curve-hugging jacket can make you appear slimmer and works to carve out a figure.
Don’t buy a jacket that stops at your widest point. If your lower hip is where you’re widest, opt for a jacket that falls above this area to avoid drawing attention to it.
Look for a jacket in a darker shade such as chocolate, navy, black or deep plum to make you appear smaller. Wear a pop of color underneath to keep it lively.
A great jacket will take your jeans and a t-shirt to the next level and will make your dresses look fabulous. Wear it as many ways as possible!
Belt your jacket to show off your waist (or make it look smaller). A belt adds another layer of charm. Wide or skinny, go for one that suits your shape.
A few great styles to choose from this season are the boyfriend blazer, the military-inspired jacket, jackets with peplums or ruffles, a leather motorcycle jacket or a chic trench coat to top everything off in style.
Sequin Boyfriend Blazer from Topshop.com.