Monday, March 10, 2008

Straight Jackets For Fashion Sanity

A well-chosen jacket can accompany you through the various stresses of life: job interviews, overworked work days, parties, weddings, bar hopping...the list goes on and on. It's a go-to piece for adding a slightly masculine edge to a feminine dress, a conservative accompaniment to a work /creative suit, or a sharp element to an otherwise casual jean outfit. Here are my top choices:

1. FOR A CREATIVE SUIT / JEAN OUTFIT / EVENING LOOK: Thomas Wylde's Valley of the Kings Silk Jacket, $935 at The oversized snaps decorate the collar of this chic black jacket and make it a stand out piece. I adore the slightly puffed sleeves, which offsets the hard masculine quality of this expertly tailored jacket.

2. FOR JEANS / A PRETTY FEMININE DRESS / A CREATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Loeffler Randall, Metallic Bib Jacket, $385 at The subtle metallic sheen adds interest to a delicate and sweet piece.

3. FOR WORK / JOB INTERVIEW: Roland Mouret Pyxis Jacket, $1795 at Look sharp for the board room with this pleated jacket.

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