Update Your W101 Basics – The Tailored Jacket
Everyone should have a great quality black tailored jacket to suit their frame. This is one piece where it is definitely worth going a bit over your budget. It is a reliable fall back for any occasion from a casual visit with friends to a job interview. Petite frames look to hem the jacket at the top of the thigh where taller frames can go longer. Always go for a cut where the waist is a little slimmer than the shoulders. A boxy shape does no-one any favours.
The perennial black tailored jacket abounded on the runways yet again. This time we saw it teamed with a tube skirt at Haider Ackerman, giving the silhouette a long, lean line and a modern feel. The wide belt adds spunk to this cool look that is easily achieved. No wide belt? Consider a wide scarf sashed at the waist or simply go without. The boots anchor the look.
Theysken’s Theory adds subtle sex appeal with a sheer top and red lips giving this masculine outfit a feminine touch. Always add a distinctly female element to any outfit that borrows from the boys in order to own it.
Finally, Prabal Gurung amps up the black tailored jacket with striking colours guaranteed to put a smile on any face. The jacket picks up the black base on the patterned pants and the orange top works back with the tonal red/orange stripes, tapping into the tribal look without going over the top. A clever, sassy look for brave hearts.
We also saw the classic black suit and white shirt combo sometimes with killer heels, others with string neckties and many times with shimmering pants. One thing is for sure, not only is the tailored black jacket an essential wardrobe item, it is the height of fashion!