I love a great finish to an outfit and think a jacket does that just right when we’re talking office attire. Of course, a jacket can also be just the right touch to a pair of jeans too for a dressed up casual look too. I’m very into Ponte fabric this year for its ease of wear, so this great jacket from Lane Bryant caught my eye right away in the rich Merlot color. Merlot is like a magenta for fall, the brightness turned done just enough and the richness turned up. I really love the way this jacket looks belted, so it seemed like a great option for wearing on my trip to the company headquarters this fall. But did I really need another blazer was the big question on my mind since I work at home 99% of the time. After much debate, I decided to head to a local Lane Bryant store in Charlotte to see how it really fit and if the color was as fabulous as the web showed. I was sold! It’s really a great jacket, so I bought it in black too since they were having a buy one get one free sale. With the Ponte fabric, these jackets will pair easily with jeans going into fall, so I’m sure they will get a lot of casual wear too.
What’s in My Closet? LaneBryant.com – 08/31/14
I’m going to pair the Merlot jacket with a great little black knit skirt from Asos.com, a black t-shirt and wide belt from Lane Bryant, and some kitten heeled slink backs that I’ve had for a couple years from Avenue.com.
The black jacket is an easy match for a black and white print maxi dress from Igigi.com. It will take that dress from warm weather comfortable to office friendly in a cooler climate with ease. Think I’ll wear red pumps with it to give it some flare!