The statement jacket is vital to any wardrobe. It can completely transform your look, taking it from great to fabulous in an instant.
When you’re heading out of the front door, your jacket may be the last thing that you pull on but its one of the first things that other people see making it a make or break piece when creating a first impression.
When you’re curating your wardrobe and putting together your outfits for the day, don’t leave your jacket until last; it should be as integral to your outfit as anything else that you’re wearing, often even more important than other pieces.
Someone once told me that when you go for an interview, wear a brightly coloured, well fitting jacket to make a lasting first impression so that once you’ve slayed your interview, you’ll standout and be memorable against even the toughest competition who also slayed theirs!
For me, while patterns and prints have been all the rage in previous years, this summer its all about the bold, blocks of colour when it comes to statement jackets.
For me, the Simply Be Double Breasted Jacket with Gold Button Detail is the ultimate colour blocking piece for summer. It’s oversized, bold and a piece that gets people talking for the right reasons.
The striking green colour adds a statement to any outfit and those gold buttons are the most gorgeous pop of metallic colour, complimenting the green hue perfectly.
Green is one of my favourite colours as an adult, despite the fact that I never actually liked the colour at all as a child. It’s funny how your tastes change as you grow up isn’t it?
One things for sure, a double-breasted blazer will NEVER go out of fashion. The shape is a total classic, oversized or otherwise and that makes it an investment piece for your wardrobe that you’ll be able to pull out year after year.
The quality as you’d expect from Simply Be is great and I find the fit perfect too. This jacket can be worn buttoned up which feels too restrictive for me, open which is usually my preference and also over the shoulders which I’m actually swaying more towards… there’s a couple of jackets that I’ve started to wear in this way in the last month or so which is causing me to believe that my tastes maybe changing. I usually would leave that look to the Fashion Week attendees but maybe I can rock it up in Newcastle too?
What makes this stunning jacket all the more wonderful is that 30% of the purchase price is donated to Breast Cancer Now so if the popping shade doesn’t lift your spirits, the feel good charity donation certainly will!
When wearing a jacket as statement as this, I think its best to keep the rest of the colour palette fairly neutral with your outfit. For me that means monochrome but that black and white doesn’t need to be boring.
The Simply Be Sleeveless Ruffle Top for starters is a great twist on a plain black top. It’s pretty, girly and perfect for summer. Effortlessly pop it on with jeans, denim shorts, printed culottes or work trousers or tuck it into a skirt and you’ve instantly given your everyday look a fun twist.
Then theres the Simply Be Chloe Distressed Skinny Jeans which are quite simply, a dream come true. I’ve been wanting to wear a pair of ripped jeans for years now but I could never find any that fit me well enough; I’m so much larger around my tummy than on my legs that to be able to find jeans to fit my tummy means that I end up with the look of wide leg pants regardless of what leg style I choose. However these Chloe jeans have totally changed the game for me as they’re actually proper skinny jeans and fit more snuggly on the leg all the way down to the ankle than any other skin jeans I’ve had.
They’re super soft and really stretchy so they feel as though they moulded to my body and they’re so comfortable, I feel like I’m not even wearing them. So they’re mega comfy, actually skinny… what else? They’re ripped to perfection in all the right places; nothing revealing or silly and they look awesome when they’re on. Then there’s the fact that they’re white. Oh man do I LOVE white jeans, they look so lush on, especially in summer and even more so when I’m tanned. Just check out this WhatLauraLoves Instagram photo as evidence!
Put all these pieces together with the addition of my fave espadrilles of the summer from River Island and you’ve got one killer outfit. The green statement jacket makes everything POP dontcha think?
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Simply Be Double Breasted Jacket with Gold Button Detail // Simply Be Black Sleeveless Ruffle Top // Simply Be Chloe Distressed Skinny Jeans- Regular Length // River Island Espadrilles // Gold Fever Hair Extensions fitted by HJ Extensions
Do you have a statement jacket in your wardrobe? What colour would you love? How often do you wear green?