The Statement Jacket: How to Spice Up Your Everyday Look

Statement Jacket | Watch Carmen StyleLooking for a great way to spice up your everyday look?  Then try wearing a statement jacket in a bold, bright color.  Below is a step by step guide to help you create your own head turning look.

Statement Jacket | Watch Carmen StyleStep 1: Add a blazer in a bold color or print to jazz up the classic jeans with a white shirt combination.

Statement Jacket | Watch Carmen StyleStep 2:  Pick a shoe in a fun print that picks up the colors in your statement jacket.

Statement Jacket | Watch Carmen StyleStep 3: Add a handbag in a classic color and shape to balance out the boldness of the jacket.

Statement Jacket | Watch Carmen StyleStep 4: Accessorize with jewelry that doesn’t take away from your jacket, but complements the colors in your base outfit (the jeans and shirt). Remember the jacket is the star of this outfit.  I picked a blue and black beaded necklace and a white watch.

Statement Jacket | Watch Carmen StyleResult:  A  basic outfit transforms into a head turning look!

This simple formula can be applied to any type of outfit.  Simply pick your statement piece and follow the steps.

Outfit
Jacket:  White House Black Market (old similar here)
Shirt:  Express  (old similar here)
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: Express (old)
Bag:  Brahmin (similar)
Watch: Fossil
Necklace: American Eagle (old)

Signature

Photography: Susan McDonald

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