STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Jacket Always in Style

June 15th, 2016 at 2:10am

We’ve all searched for it: the fierce, edgy, black leather jacket that hangs as a staple in the closet for years. It holds a special place in the long list of fashion trends and won’t be erased any time soon. We’ve hunted for the right piece that wasn’t hunted and can tie together any combination of T-shirt and jeans. The best part about it is that it works for a wide variety of occasions. From a day of shopping to a date night, the jacket has the versatility to dress up or dress down just about any outfit. It even adds a little spunk.

You can find this staple in nearly every magazine as the school year begins, but why is it only noticed in the fall? It can be perfect for the transition of weather in the spring or cooler summers. The game changer is what it’s paired with. To make it better suited for warmer temperatures, try throwing it over a T-shirt dress. Another option is to pair it with a pastel V-neck and matching black distressed high-waisted shorts.

This Fashionista sported her leather jacket with a loose, striped peplum top, cream lace bralette and ripped skinny jeans. Topped off with white converse, this outfit displays a fantastic collaboration of closet staples. Besides the jacket, black and white stripes can always be counted on to be in style. Search any website, from Brandy Melville to ASOS, and you’ll have an overwhelming amount of results for stripes. Along with a good pattern, the peplum shape of this Fashionista’s top sits nicely under the jacket and works to establish her waistline. In addition, the lace bralette helps to lighten up this outfit for warmer seasons. Funky gold jewelry from Stella and Dot helps to tie this look together and maintain the look’s edgy vibe.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t put away your black leather jacket just because the leaves are green! You never know when this closet must-have will come in handy!”