The Bomber Jacket: Why You Need One

This 90’s grunge (at least in my memory) has taken quite a a major turn and presented us with a pretty unforeseen comeback. Sure Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid were seen wearing this but is that enough to make it a closet staple? It a little bit is.

I remember seeing boys with jeans wrapped around their thighs wearing oversized bomber jackets in high school, which was almost 12 years ago (huge gasp), and I never thought in a million years that I would see this come back like it did. The great thing about a black bomber jacket is that the shape is unique enough to create a really interesting look. If you’re wearing a classic look, it’s enough to add enough to add that extra edge to your look.

It’s unexpected.

I’ve come to love bomber jackets so much that I’d almost classify it as a closet staple. Jackets come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to find the ones that work for you and I do feel as though this one works for just about anyone. Whether you’re draping it around your shoulders your simply have it zipped over your work out clothes, it’s really a great look.

Check out these examples below!

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One Jacket, 3 Different Ways!

by Cat Russell 

Ever run out of things to wear and can’t figure out a decent outfit for the day? Well, here I paired one blazer with 3 different outfits. All for separate occasions and they make sense! Without a shadow of a doubt you’ll have some these items in your closet, so without further ado let the pairing begin!

For the first look, I put together the blazer, loost fit deep v-neck and faded skinny jeans (which I would cuff) with bright red, shiny heels. The heels and the blazer dress up a ordinarily casual look and the gold accessories add a touch of sparkle. The clutch hints to class and elegance without you having to wear a prom dress.

The color co-ordination also makes this fun, note the belt is the same hue as the t-shirt,  thus creating continuance and minimal colors on your color palette.

For the next look, I paired the grey blazer, with that same blouse except this time with dark skinny jeans, and a dark more sophisticated heel. Just the jean color and heel style ( a more traditional pump) drastically altered the feel of the outfit, and now it would be considered business casual. Still a casual look but definitely more put together and elegant.

Note in this the same color belt as before now matches the shoes, this brings back the pops of color, the fun ring brings  the fun element without overriding the job of the outfit, which is to make you sophisticated, elegant and classy.

Last but not least, the grey blazer serves it’s purpose again, this time with the same blouse but with distressed jean shorts and some cute ballet flats. The blazer, earrings and clutch make this a more elegant approach to a other wise casual outfit and the blazer serves to wrap the whole ensemble up, completing it and making it classy. The belt makes its come back and this time adds its own pop of color.

With all of the articles of clothing in these three looks you could create amazing, cute and fun outfits, experiment and be sure to have those closet staples that no girl could live without! The blazer is at the top of that list, pair with absolutely anything!

Happy Holidays!

Ladies! Coat Season is Around the Corner!

If you’re anything like me, you’d have saved every coat you’ve had for the last few Winter seasons and now find yourself with an abundance of cold weather wear. In taking stock of the coats you have, you’d notice that maybe you own one of every style, maybe missing either a good leather, or maybe a pea coat? Or you’d find yourself having three of the exact same style, just different colors.. (I have two leathers, almost had three, until I realized I was being ridiculous). Now if a certain style is your thing, like for instance leather jackets, and that’s all you have then consider experimenting this season with something different.Imagine for a second a gorgeous wool pea-coat with a fur collar, it’s simply a different statement than the one you might be used to. Same person, different look.

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 Adding variety to your closet will ensure that you’ll always remain eye-catching. It adds mystery, curiosity and intrigue. It does take risk but your sense of self awareness will be alluring.

A few coats that I’m loving for this Fall and Winter include pieces that have a military flair to them. Also anything with fur (maybe not the stringy kind, we don’t wear Alpacas) and then outerwear that have fun angles or zippers, especially when it comes to leather jackets. Down-filled coats (the big puffy kind) can be pretty sporty so be sure that you’re whole ensamble is sporty. Nothing makes me cringe more than seeing a beautiful lady wearing a big puffy coat over a classy outfit. They dont precisely “go” together. Remember; nothing has to match, per say, it just has to “go” together.

When it comes to collars I’ve always been an intense lover of the high collar and tend to stick to that specific style. High collars (without hoods) tend to add a bit of power to your outfit no matter what style the coat is. On the other hand hoods add that homey girl-next-door feeling whilst no collar adds a bit of posh-ness, for instance, with a wool pea-coat. If it’s a leather jacket it can make your outfit be that hard-core look you’re probably dying to have. (Throw a neutral zip up hoodie and a white tee underneath with your fav pair of skinnies and flats and you wont look like you’re about to jump on a motorcycle with a stranger.)

All in all experiment with a different style of coat this season, something you wouldn’t naturally go after and you’ll see how your whole winter wardrobe will spruce up and be Holiday ready.