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Wardrobe Update: Statement Jackets
By: Sarah   |    April 27, 2012   |   1 Comments (0) (0)

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If you’re looking to update your wardrobe for the summer months, there’s nothing better than a head-turning, statement jacket. Throw one over jeans and a casual tee to look instantly and effortlessly on-trend. Here’s a look at the top jackets for this season…

Printed

For an instant wardrobe update, look to this season’s prints. From polka dot to paisley, there’s a print to suit every personality. A huge hit are floral printed jackets which are everywhere this season. Choose anything from neutral toned ditzy floral prints to bold, vibrant flowers. The most on-trend style is the blazer, worn over a little black dress with pumps and minimal accessories.

Or a great alternative to floral is paisley. Seen on the catwalks at Emilio Pucci and Stella McCartney amongst many others, the retro print is back for spring/summer. Team your paisley blazer with matching shorts for a dramatic, head turning look or throw over a white tee and black skinny jeans for a more casual, effortless style.

Peplums

Peplums are hot this season, as emphasis is on showing off our womanly curves. Look for a wide range of clothing with a peplum detail, including skirts, dresses, tops and now even jackets. The key to this look is to keep the rest of your outfit understated. Peplum jackets look great with skinny jeans, body con dresses or pencil skirts.

Any colour goes with this style, it just depends how brave you are. On-trend colours for this season as inspired by the ocean; think sea blues, aquamarine, navy and coral. Other spring/summer colours include pastel tones, and rainbow bright shades. Have fun with colour this season!

Lace

When choosing lace for spring/summer, the bolder the better. Swap delicate, vintage inspired lace for larger patterns or Broderie Anglaise. With colour go for anything from white or nude to vibrant, eye popping colour. For versatility, when looking for lace jackets it’s best to keep it neutral. A jacket needs to complement your existing wardrobe, so look for black, navy or nude, and wear with everything from workwear to LBD’s and even denim.

These are the top trends to look for this season when looking for a statement jacket. Which one would you choose?

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Nieve commented on April 27, 2012

Great tip on dressing up a casual outfit. Very useful when I'm running late or for last minute dinner dates.

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