Back To Basics - The Jacket

What does a jacket say? First and foremost, it gives the wearer an air of authority and takes the viewers eye to the top of the body. A jacket provides protection against the elements - those suddenly cooler temperatures and air-conditioning. And a jacket gives the wearer a “finished” look, no matter how casual the outfit.

Here are 6 basic jacket styles that work all year round, season after season.

  • Denim

  • Leather

  • Tailored

  • Classic With Colour

  • Short Trench

  • The Statement Piece

The Denim Jacket - the ultimate casual look.

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The Biker Jacket in classic black or burgundy. Leather of Faux - take your pick.

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You’ll get plenty of use from a Tailored Jacket if you don’t let it get too serious. Add jeans, cropped pants and some jewellery to keep the fashion dialogue fun!

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Wearing a Classically Tailored Jacket in a beautiful colour breaks down the formality of the garment, giving the look a more contemporary feel.

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The Short Trench is a casual staple. Sand, Black or French Navy looks great over just about anything. Wear a trench in a Snake or Leopard Print to up the ante.

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And finally, The Statement Jacket. Add a touch of glamour, day or night, with some Fur or Sequins.

This is one item in your wardrobe you can get a lot of fashion milage out of. I’ve found some great statement jackets over the years. In most cases, all you need is a black outfit underneath and away you go. Let the jacket do the talking. And the best accessory with this jacket? Has to be a glass of champagne, doesn’t it?

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Enjoy your creative life, Jules