I’m a big believer in having one excellent statement piece as the focus of an outfit.
This fall is this fabulous new plaid jacket from Nordstrom that I’m sharing with you today. Plaid is a huge trend this fall, and Nordstrom has a great selection of cute plaid blazers. This one by Halogen made me take a second look.
The color is fantastic! It’s a gorgeous warm navy with red, coral, and even pink. The contrast between the navy and the brights is electric and commanding but not overpowering.
It’s a tweed jacket! ….The nubby fabric gives it a beautiful texture, and metallic threading throughout creates a 3D look. I find that the older I get, the more I appreciate clothing with texture. One of the beauties of the surface is that it can help soften and downplay wrinkles since it provides less contrast than really smooth fabrics.
The fit of this jacket is super flattering. It’s double-breasted, which I think always looks rather regal, and it has a deep front cut, making it more feminine. It’s beautifully tailored and nips in perfectly to whittle your waist.
Clothes with bold shoulders, like we wore back in the ’80s, are also trending, and we can see a bit of that here. These shoulders are a little more muscular than on most jackets but not at all stiff. They help broaden the shoulders and act like a hanger giving a woman more definition and a better shape.
The strong shoulders, the tailoring, the shiny gold buttons, and the way the jacket is cut away at the front give this jacket a military feel.
It’s a strong but very feminine jacket, and you could style it with a pencil skirt and heels, or you could wear it with dress pants, but since my lifestyle is more casual, I’ve styled it with jeans. I wear a lot of skinny jeans, which would work with this plaid tweed jacket, but I knew they would look great with a pair of dark-wash blue jeans.
Just like the jacket, these Fidelity bootcut jeans nip in and out. You have the tighter leg and then a bootcut flare to make your legs look long and slinky with the short, cropped jacket.
A scoop neck top, mock neck, or turtleneck would be cute under this jacket. I chose an off-white, soft shell to make the colors in the jacket spring to life. My pretty Jenny Bird necklace is perfect for the deep-cut front.
And my red Gucci Bag matches perfectly! This is a fabulous outfit because it feels elevated but not stuffy, expensive, but not out of reach. It gives the message of confidence and class, and that’s how I feel when wearing it too.
If you want to shop for this fabulous fall look, click the Shop The Post links above to go directly to Nordstrom to purchase.
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