STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Black Basic

Style Advice of the Week

Any Fashionista will tell you that there are certain pieces that compose a closet, regardless of personal style or age. No matter how one dresses, these basics can be molded and layered to fit into every wardrobe. The black jacket is a crucial aspect of any closet, along with a white button-down, jeans and a pair of nude heels. Particularly in the winter months, this staple will keep you looking chic amidst the chilly weather.

The black jacket is integral to a closet because it is so versatile. It can easily be dressed up for a formal event or you can simply pair it with leggings, boots and a plaid top to create a casual look fit for class. In addition to the versatility of this wardrobe staple, it is a piece that will suit any body type. No matter if you are slender, tall, short or full, the black jacket will look chic on anyone and effortlessly tie your look together. Instead of hiding behind a cumbersome overcoat, this look provides another means of expressing personal style.

This Fashionista effortlessly pulls off her black jacket for a look that is perfect for running around campus. The culmination of her plaid and leather works so well with her other black pieces and does not overwhelm her look. Additionally, the zipper detailing on her coat adds an element of edge and proves that this basic does not have to be boring. There are so many different cuts and styles that one can choose from and use as a manifestation of personal style from preppy to punk.

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