Wear to Work: How to Wear the Statement Jacket

September 22nd, 2009

How to Wear a Statement Jacket
Feeling the love for this set?  Here’s more information about it.


Now that Fall is nearly upon us, it’s time to bring out all of the jackets and coats you adore.  Our favorite jackets are those that really make a statement - whether it’s through color, silhouette, detailing, or a combination of the three.  But the fact that they make such a statement can make it difficult to wear these jackets at work.  The key to making statement jackets ready for work is to pair them with work-appropriate separates featuring minimal detailing.  That way, you let the statement jacket shine (as it should).  Here’s how to wear the statement jacket to work:

1.  Start with a neutral base: a textured white top paired with a pair of straight leg trousers.  The delicate pinstripes on these trouser pants give the base a little extra oomph.
2.  Layer on a cropped-sleeve sweater.  We adore the delicate pintucking on this aqua cardigan - so pretty!
3.  Slip on your statement jacket, leaving it open so that the sweater and textured top layers can shine through.  Don’t you love the fabric detailing at the neckline?  The volume perfectly contrasts with the fitted, tailored jacket base.
4.  Finish off the look with a pair of ankle boots and a sturdy work bag.

How would you wear the statement jacket?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Please stop sending the message that shoes like these are even remotely appropriate for the office. Are they adorable? Absolutely! But there’s no way these heels should ever step into an office unless their owner works in the fashion industry.

  • 2. B a la Moda  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 4:31 am

    i loooove the orange jacket!
    Where is it from?
    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

  • 3. Lenya Jones  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 4:49 am

    Totally fierce outfit. I would definitely wear this

  • 4. Patty  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 4:59 am

    How in the world could you comfortably fit the very narrow-sleeved jacket over the apparently puffy-sleeved cardigan?

  • 5. Sal  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

    Not much of a statement jacket gal myself, but this is a fantastic look. And SUCH a great, unexpected color combination.

  • 6. Brandi  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I love everything about this outfit — especially the daring orange jacket! Frankly, I don’t think I could pull off that color, but something similarly vivid I probably could do.

  • 7. GeorgieNYC  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 9:01 am

    really loving that black bag. perfect accessory for work. we’ve put together some work looks here as well.

    http://www.what2wearwhere.com/ListItems.aspx?pt=Event&q=24

  • 8. Trisha  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Glad you’re loving the orange jacket too!

    B a la Moda - here’s the info on the jacket:
    Rose Collar Jacket | $160 at Topshop
    http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=32051&storeId=13052&categoryId=133423&parent_category_rn=133419&productId=1387896&langId=-1

    Patty - the cardigan does have a slight puff, but since it’s not a chunky knit, it should be able to fit under the jacket.

    As for the shoes, we chose these oxford booties to give some extra height (so that your legs look long and lean). They’re platform heeled, so they’re not as severe as they may look at first. But if you’re looking for a more traditionally work appropriate shoe, try an ankle boot in a lower heel height.

    Hope that helps-
    Trisha

  • 9. Erin  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Words cannot describe how much I love this outfit! The colors are fantastic. As for the 1st commentor, I work at a bank and would so wear those shoes, giant heels and all!

  • 10. DB  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I’m with Patty…no way could you layer those pieces under this jacket! Please show us these looks on a real person!

  • 11. Lena  |  September 24th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Tha orange jacket is fab but the blue cardi looks funny with the outfit

  • 12. Suzanne Austin  |  September 30th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    i love this outfit…the orange jacket makes it pop!! I would totally wear it!! :)

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