Since January is the month for fresh starts, many individuals purge their closets of unwanted clothing, and begin the process of strengthening their wardrobe. This month also offers the opportunity to stock up on good basic pieces at deep discounts. Jackets rank high on the list of clothing must haves because of their versatility and undeniable sophistication. A multitude of jacket styles abound for winter and spring, including boyfriend, shrunken and double breasted blazers, as well as Channel inspired toppers. The ideal jacket fits like a glove, and suits a person's body type, proportions and coloring.
The BB Dakota Stewart leather lapel blazer qualifies as an all-around stellar jacket. Classic dressers like this item for its clean lines, and chic style personalities gravitate to its leather detailing and modern menswear design. See the slide show for photos of these three ways to wear this multipurpose item, available online and at Fa’brik in Greenville, SC:
1. She works hard for the money. This blazer has "business casual" written all over it, especially when paired with Macy’s INC International Concepts teal and black paisley blouse, Ann Taylor deco print ankle pants, and Sofft grey and beige python platform heels;
2. Thinking outside the box. By substituting the blouse for one of Macy’s INC International Concepts long sleeve boat neck tees, the look appears more casual and colorful. The Banana Republic floral statement necklace (not available online) adds charisma to the mix;
3. Fancy that. For dressy occasions, slip on the blazer over a sequined embellished velour top by Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s. Wear these pieces with a gunmetal grey brocade pencil skirt by Banana Republic (no longer available), and Nine West taupe and black lace heels.