On Top Of It All

November 21, 2010 • Magazine

On Top Of It All

On Top Of It All

Tue, 2000-11-21 04:00

Jacqueline Zenn

Holiday parties typically mean jewel tones, little black dresses and tons of sparkle. However, investing in these items isn’t always the best call given the limited opportunities most of us have to wear them. On the other hand, splurging on a fabulous jacket that works just as well with jeans as it does over a satin camisole and pencil skirt can prove to be well worth it. There is no better time than the present to find the piece that you’ll throw on top of it all for years to come.

Marching band inspired styles are hot this year but this is a look that consistently returns to the runways. If you like glittering braid and strong shoulders, go for something like this Alice By Temperley red, black, and gold jacket . An added bonus? The nipped-in waist line is super flattering.

Still need that holiday bling? This Club Monaco sequined jacket’s pewter shade is subtle yet glamorous, and perfect when paired with icy blues, plums and classic black.

Alternatively, layers of airy chiffon lend that festive feel as well as some lush texture to a basic dress. This cropped Diane Von Furstenberg jacket adorned with silk florets would do the trick nicely.

It takes a certain kind of girl to rock the leopard print, but if you’re the type, nothing is more divine than a feline inspired blazer like this one by Rebecca Taylor.

Of course, there’s nothing like a classic black velvet jacket, and this one by DKNY has a sweet ruffled trim that adds a feminine touch to an otherwise masculine look.

When you go out shopping for your holiday look, consider setting aside the typical slinky dresses and jewel-encusted styles, and pick up a fabulous jacket that you’ll wear both day and night.

1. Alice By Temperley Game Structured-Jersey Military Jacket $375
2. Diane von Furstenberg Jane Chiffon Jacket $995
3. Club Monaco Cora Sequin Jacket $295
4. Rebecca Taylor Faux Fur Blazer $695
5. DKNYC Velvet Jacket $169

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