Published 7 September, 2011
Chic on the Cheap , Lady J's Essentials , Meme , Wardrobe Raids
Tags: Boyfriend Jacket, dressing up, Far East Plaza, Fashion, Lady J's Musings, Shopping, Top 10 Essential Pieces, Zara
Not a new-comer to the scene but the Boyfriend Jacket makes the list as the number 3 most essential wardrobe piece for it has been a firm favourite in my wardrobe since 2009. And it appears that this style is set to stay for it does oh-so-often make a sneak comeback on to fashion runways.
Why is this a staple in my wardrobe? For work, it’s the perfect piece to put on with pants or over a dress. And I could even make it casual when paired with denims.
Here are two simple rules for wearing the boyfriend jacket with finesse: (i) wear it slightly over-sized (ii) wear it with sleeves rolled up [click here to see what I've done with the look]. Also remember that the silhouette of the Boyfriend Jacket need not be too masculine. Always look for a proper one that fits you well. It’s wasn’t easy for me to find the perfect Boyfriend Jacket but I did find my black one in the oddest place while shopping at Far East Plaza. It was the only piece hanging on the racks and the moment I tried it on, I knew I just had to get it! As for the pink one, I got it from Zara. It was a tip-off from Fashionista Cat who was also crazy about the trend.
Click here to read more about Lady J’s Essential Wardrobe pieces.
When I was up in Bangkok earlier this year, Fashionista Cat and I were fixated about buying a Boyfriend Jacket during our trip. We searched the streets and the malls but there was no Boyfriend Jacket in sight.
Fast forward to my trip in Tokyo just a few weeks back, she raved about a pink Boyfriend Jacket that she had seen at Zara. We went to the Zara in Ginza and the poor gal combed 2 levels in search of the jacket to show me (my feet were killing me so I stood by a corner). But again, no jacket in sight and the sales assistants couldn’t help her.
Last week, I decided to pop into Zara to try my luck in locating the jacket and after putting it on, I knew the jacket was going to come home with me. I loved the colour of the jacket plus the striped lining that can be folded to give the Boyfriend jacket a funky-casual feel.
It’s an important day for me at work today, and I am in a good mood. So decided to put on the jacket and put on that smile for the whole day. Oh, and yes, I do wear glasses (at night)! But, I thought it would be fun to add in that touch of seriousness for the airy pink outfit.
The fine-print: Zara Pink Boyfriend Jacket | D&G Printed Tee | Black Pants
Click here to view how Cat wore her jacket.
Go on raid my wardrobe!