More on Layering…

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“To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

Layering can be something that not everyone considers, but it is very important to do it right when you are putting together any outfit. As you can see from today’s pictures, the jacket more than compliments the outfit I chose, in fact, it actually adds to it!

Choosing the right jacket is just as important as choosing the clothes you wear underneath. I chose this jacket because not only the colors were a compliment to my outfit, but also because the double breasted style of jacket is something that is unique and noticeable. The Black with White trim and buttons make the jacket very attractive and professional.

When you are looking to buy coats or jacket, especially ones that you will use for business, you want to find those that are versatile so you don’t have to buy a different coat or jacket for every outfit. You can also add to your wardrobe by finding one or two statement jackets that will really stand out when you wear them (kind of like the one in this post). Wearing a statement jacket can have its benefits and downfalls – one benefit is that you will most definitely be noticed and remembered, a downfall is that people will remember the jacket and if you are looking to be different, you don’t want to wear the same thing over and over (especially when it is really noticeable).

The skirt in this post, while the length is mid-calf, with the cut out shapes around the bottom, it makes it a little different and again noticeable. I paired it with this great white blouse (one of my favorites because of how it flows and how feminine it is)…the shoes are again noticeable, classy and sophisticated – and they tie the whole outfit together.

The key to a classy outfit is finding pieces that by themselves are sophisticated, but most importantly when you put them together, that none of them take away anything from the other. As you can see, this outfit as a whole is great, but if you were to take any piece it would still be noticeable and remembered.

Skirt: Nordstrom Rack     Coat: Old (Macy’s)     Shoes: Jessica Simpson (last year)   Shades: Gucci    
Blouse: H&M

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