Thursday, October 4, 2012

One Jacket, Four Ways

Jackets with leather sleeves are having a moment this fall.  They have more versatility than it may initially seem, and I thought I'd show you four different ways of wearing the look.

First, to wear this type of jacket to work, consider pairing with an office appropriate shift dress, heels, and a great bag.  I chosen a houndstooth print dress to add a bit more trendyness to the look, but this would work great with a nicely cut black shift.  For the office, keep the makeup and hair clean and simple, like the low chignon and strong brown seen at Ralph Lauren.

From left to right: Luxury Rebel Kenia Pumps from Piperlime, Dogtooth Peplum Ponte Dress from Dorothy Perkins, Michael Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Tote in Purple from Piperlime, Hair & Makeup from 

Next, to wear this jacket more creatively and trendy, pair with a patterned blouse, colored skinnies, a contrasting clutch, and shoes that pop.  Here, the makeup is simple but the hair is done in an "of the moment" top knot.
From left to right: Rachel Roy Gardener Pumps in Wild Violet Suede from Piperlime, Liberty Perfect Shirt in Coral Floral from J. Crew, AG Stevie Ankle Color in Red from Anthropologie, Kate Spade New York Diagon Stripe iPad Sleeve from Piperlime, Hair & Makeup from Google

For date night or cocktails with the girls, pair the blazer with a bustier-style top, gilded pants, and accessories with metallic accents.  Loose waves and red lips, like those seen at Burberry, will continue the sophisticated sexy look.
From left to right: Steven by Steve Madden Fearless Pumps in Black from Piperlime, The Underwire Suit in Black from American Apparel, Jacquard Loom Trousers from Zara, Rachel Zoe Eve Top Handle Bag from Piperlime, Hair & Makeup from

On the weekend, dress down the jacket by pairing with a loose tee, relaxed jeans, flats, and a crossbody bag.  Whether you're going to the movies, brunch, or shopping, a Tory Burch's messy fishtail braid and soft makeup looks great.
From left to right: Bloch Carina Flats in Pewter Snake from Piperlime, Ryan Pocket Tee in White from Everlane, Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle in Light Denim from Anthropologie, Kate Spade New York Gold Coast Ginnie Crossbody in Black from Piperlime, Hair & Makeup from Google

This style jacket is very popular this season, so it won't be hard to find different versions.  There's army-style, oversized, tweed, and more out there.  Here are some great alternatives at different price points:
From left to right: Mikkat Market Two-Tone Utility Jacket, Burberry Brit Contrast Sleeve Biker Jacket, Sunny Leigh Long-Sleeve Faux Leather Ponte Moto Jacket, Michael Michael Kors Faux Leather Sleeve Shimmery Tweed Blazer, Mango Contrast Sleeves Masculine Coat, Topshop Contrast Sleeve Army Jacket

Coco Birdie

1 comment:

  1. JACKET with cowhide sleeves are having a minute this fall. They have more adaptability than it might at first appear, and I thought I'd demonstrate you four diverse methods for wearing the look with this special jacket. I cherish your matching all accessories, blouse, shoes and bags are really appreciable. Lovely post on wearing this jacket in four ways and four different look.