Instead of buying an entire new wardrobe (as much as you might like to) consider purchasing a few staple pieces to revamp your closet instead. Starting from scratch, it’d be nice to be out with the old and in with the new!
But really, all you need is some stylish, staple pieces that can revamp any outfit and be suitable for all occasions. Fashion retailers, Trilogy Stores, tells us about the wardrobe essential that they think you should be investing in: the jacket…
How to style different jackets
A jacket is simple to style and can be paired with almost anything. From soft-tailored jackets such as the Helene Berman jacket, to a classic denim garment; there is a style out there for you.
The versatile blazer
A blazer is definitely one of the most versatile jackets out there. Wear one for an interview, after-work drinks or a night on the town and it’d still be appropriate.
Many think that the blazer belongs in the office, but it doesn’t have to stay there. Think about the types of necklines that are out there. A rounded neckline on a blazer can be paired perfectly with a ‘peter-pan collar’ (flat collar with curved edges) or a scoop-neck cotton top. There are also plunging blazers out there that nip in at the waist and accentuate your curves. The options are endless, but whichever style you choose, make sure it complements the rest of your wardrobe.
Although a structured, tailored blazer can complement your figure, soft-tailoring is very ‘in’ this season. This type of tailoring is less about straight cut and structured style and more about drapes and fashionable ease. It also makes blazers more wearable — for example, you wouldn’t feel out of place wearing a waterfall jacket to the office or a restaurant.
A blazer isn’t for everyone and one thing that puts people off is finding the right length of sleeve. Often, they can hang over your knuckles or sit too short on your arm. Consider three-quarter sleeves — a stylish alternative to the traditional cuff-linked jacket. For some extra detail, why not look for frilled or frayed sleeves.
Paired with a smart pair of jeans and your favourite shirt, the blazer is a perfect day time outfit. Add some heels into the mix for a dressier look that is appropriate for all fancy occasions!
One type of jacket that’s a wardrobe essential is the denim (or jean) jacket. It’s not as dressy as the classic blazer but a dark denim jacket can be matched with a jumpsuit or going-out outfit to complete the look (and add warmth!)
A denim jacket can be used to dress down an outfit, too. You may feel too formal in tailored trousers and a crew-neck top for a garden party but add your denim jacket and you’ll fit right in. Even though they usually sit above the waist, this style of jacket pairs nicely with a maxi dress or floaty summer dress.
Due to its thinner material, this type of jacket isn’t great for the winter. But, even if it sits in the back of your wardrobe for half the year, you’re guaranteed to get your wear out of it when the sun comes out — the denim trend is never ending.
The leather jacket comes around as a popular garment every season. It’s a classic that can be worn with distressed jeans and a graphic t-shirt or with a patterned dress in the autumn months. The leather jacket offers an edgy twist to whatever your wearing — giving off that biker chick vibe. Team it with distressed black jeans, an over-sized shirt and heeled ankle boots to complete the look.
Use a leather jacket to add more colour to your style. Invest in a red or blue jacket to add a pop of colour to a plainer outfit. Because of its thicker material, a leather jacket is most suitable in the colder months — team with a chunky knit scarf and knee-high boots to keep you super cosy.
What’s hot on the catwalk? As we mentioned, soft tailoring is definitely in! Adding a lightweight, comfortable jacket to your wardrobe this season will keep you stylish and up to date with the latest trends.
Consider a Helene Berman jacket; the pastel colours are perfect for this season and the style can be matched with a range of outfits.