Thats 'Little Black Jacket' to anyone who doesn't know. I live in mine, from Topshop. It frames pretty much every outfit I own, and fits me really well. A jacket isn't just about keeping warm, it can make a huge white tee look shapely, and give a girl some tailoring. This is the next part of my Essentials series.
Get one, get it fitted - shoulders, arm length and bust - and always make sure it is clean - coffee stains or baby sick is never fashionable. Am a true believer that a black jacket, fitted jeans and white t shirt (with heels and a v expensive handbag) is the perfect outfit to impress. From the School of Aniston I think...
These pictures were all from this list via pinterest, which if you aren't already you should get on board with. For excellent street style tips, it really doesn't get any better. Spotted the usual Carolines Mode, The Fashion Dealer, Refinery 29 and a lovely Tumblr account called apursuitaesthetic - ooh and the gorgeous Peony Lim.
Where to buy your jacket
Smythe - amazing Canadian brand, owned by a friend's sister. Simply wow.
Zara - always great for jackets, less so for ladies with large chests (so I am told)
COS - always a favourite of mine, you really cannot go wrong here. But do make sure this isn't a trend piece and so is 'canvas' enough for you to wear season after season
Jaeger Boutique - bare with me, this isn't like Jaeger. It doesn't smell of moth balls. Love the Boutique range.
Massimo Dutti - my best one is from here, love it
Remember this is an investment piece, and it is really important it fits you well. Even if you never intend to do it up, make sure you can easily fasten any buttons or possibly a zip. Also make sure it fits you across you shoulders - a pet hate is girls who squeeze into jackets and then their top-arm is wider than their shoulder. Sorry to be a little catty - but just go a size up, who cares!
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