Thursday, July 9, 2020

STYLING TIPS

By Alycia Gordan

8 Perfect Jackets
to complete any outfit

Photos courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg, Old Navy, Levi's, J. Crew, H&M, Unsplash



Style is personal. We all have different interpretations of it. Some love minimalism while others prefer a larger than life persona. It all comes down to what you look and feel your best in. 

When it comes to styling, jackets are the ultimate accessory. Effortless, versatile, chic, and durable, you simply cannot go wrong with them. There is an assortment of jacket styles to choose from – each possesses a unique flavor and guise. Your choice of jacket simply depends on your style preference and aesthetic. 

If you are looking to accentuate your style game or spicing up your everyday outfits, look no further. The following is a list of eight jackets that every woman needs in her arsenal to ramp up any ensemble. Let us get started. 


Trench Coat

A trench coat is a timeless classic. The elegant camel trench coat has been a staple over the years. Sophisticated, versatile, and polished, a classic camel trench coat is the perfect accessory to add the finishing touch to any outfit. Not only is a trench coat super chic and classy, but it also helps you stay warm, making them ideal for the colder months. 

Pair your trench coat with anything ranging from a dress to good old types of denim. If a camel is not your favorite color, try your luck with other neutral tones such as classic black, royal navy blue, or charcoal grey. If you want to experiment with color, a fiery red, electric green or vibrant yellow trench coat looks incredible. Drape them over your outfit of choice to give your ensemble a refined look. 



Photo courtesy of Unsplash



Leather Jacket

Who doesn't love a leather jacket? More than their style, what matters most when it comes to leather jackets is their aura. Leather jackets turn heads wherever they go. Bold and edgy yet super sultry and suave, the versatility of a leather jacket is unmatched. 

You can wear a leather jacket with any outfit, over a dress and some ankle boots or a pair of jeans, a casual tee, or sneakers. A leather jacket even looks more amazing over a crisp button-down shirt and tailored trousers. Whether you want to spice up an outfit or tone it down, a leather jacket never disappoints. 

Leather jackets come in a variety of cuts and styles. The classic bomber leather jacket is super chic that works well in all kinds of social settings. If you want something edgier, a leather biker jacket is the one for you. For those who like to keep it minimal, a motorcycle leather jacket is your safest bet. They are also excellent for keeping you warm, so there is not much to complain about.

If you are on the lookout for the perfect leather jacket, you may want to check out the SkinOutfits as they offer one of the most relaxed and super flattering leather jackets at affordable rates.



Photo courtesy of Unsplash



Denim Jacket

Denim jackets have stood the test of time. The epitome of casual comfort, a denim jacket, is universally adored. Stylish yet low-maintenance, nothing else compares to this rough and tough staple. Every gal needs a denim jacket in her arsenal of clothing. 

You can never go wrong with denim jackets. They pair brilliantly well with anything and everything. Wear them over a flirty chiffon dress and ankle boots or drape it over pair of skinny jeans, a casual tee, and sneakers.

Denim jackets are comparable to a blank canvas; you can play with them according to your personal preference. You can opt for something plain and minimal or a fun and outgoing number with embroidered details, metallic accents, fading, etc. 

Denim jackets from Levi's and Old Navy are always a safe bet if you are looking for options. 



Photo courtesy of Pexels



Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets exude confidence. The perfect hybrid of chic and casual fashion, bomber jackets flatter one and flatter all. Furthermore, they complement all kinds of outfits. Whether it is a sophisticated body-hugging skirt, a pair of ripped baggy jeans, or a flowy dress, bomber jackets just work with everything. 

We recommend opting for a neutral-toned bomber jacket to ensure maximum usage. If you are looking for something different from the classic style, try your luck with a leather bomber, which is twice and gorgeous and fashionable.

Labels like Ted Baker and TopShop make some amazing bomber jackets that promise quality at an affordable price. 



Bomber Jacket (Photo courtesy of H&M)



Wool Jacket

Woolen jackets feel like a hug. Warm, fuzzy, and supremely soft, wearing a woolen jacket feels like you have draped a blanket on top. Woolen jackets are ideal for the colder months. Much like an overcoat, you can wear a woolen jacket over dresses, jeans, skirts, or trousers. 

If woolen jackets seem a bit much to you, you can opt for something lighter like a cashmere jacket. Cashmere is a luxurious alternative to wool. Warm and comfortable, cashmere is just an absolute delight to wear. If you are looking to spend some extra cash, we recommend investing it in a delicious cashmere jacket or sweater. 



Clairene Wool & Cashmere Jacket (Photo courtesy of Theory)



Overcoat

Overcoats are a true depiction of the winter season. They radiate class, elegance, and sophistication. Overcoats drape effortlessly to create a polished and toned silhouette that flatters all shapes and sizes. 

The best part about overcoats is that you can literally wear anything underneath, and your coat will cover it all. We all have lazy days. If you don't feel like changing out of your PJs for your weekly grocery run, just throw on your overcoat. Complete the look with ankle boots, a scarf, and some lipstick, and you are good to go. A wintertime quintessential, overcoats are worth every penny. 

You can opt for an affordable number from H&M or J.Crew or a luxurious overcoat from Givenchy or Saint Laurent. 



I BLUES Coat (Photo courtesy of YOOX)



Faux Fur Jacket

Fur screams luxury. Fur feels ethereal, and it looks regal; you just cannot have enough of it. Most of us would think that fur is an item only the elite can afford. Well, not anymore, because now you can have the next best thing: faux fur. 

Some would think that faux fur would be a trashy rendition of the original thing, but faux fur is just as warm, comfortable, and extravagant as the real deal. Not only is faux fur more affordable, but it is also great in terms of sustainability and environmental impact. Investing in a faux fur coat is great because it will last you for decades – provided you take good care of it.

Unique and luxurious, wearing a faux fur jacket will make you look and feel like a landlady. We recommend opting for classic neutral hues like black or white, or warm tones such as deep chocolate brown or burgundy. If you want to go all the way, animal print is the ultimate pick. 



Jordan Faux Fur Coat (Photo courtesy of Diane Von Furstenberg)



Blazer

If you wish to give your outfit an instantly polished and professional transformation, without any further questions, just throw on a blazer. The classic A-line silhouette of a blazer flatter all body types and drapes beautifully. Blazers are more than a layer; they are a part of your outfit. 

Mix and match your blazer with different pieces to curate your very own custom outfit, depending on the social setting. Stick to cotton and wool blazers for professional wear because they are comfortable and durable. Silk blazers are stunning and work best in formal settings. For a night out, a velvet or suede blazer is perfect for making you feel like a million bucks.

For good quality blazers, ZARA and ASOS are tried and tested favorites. 



Bershka cropped gingham blazer with puff sleeve in monochrome (Photo courtesy of ASOS)




Your jacket is the final piece to the puzzle that is your outfit. So the next time you are looking to add new pieces to your wardrobe to upgrade your style, be sure to add a jacket to your arsenal. Mix and match different pieces to curate your custom ensemble. Breathe life into your everyday outfits with a hint of style, class, elegance, and individuality with a jacket. 





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