2016 is dead. We know this. I tried to be respectful around the New Year and wore black (I lie, I wear mainly black regardless but I thought this would make a funny little intro so stick with me), but much like Joan Collins would at a funeral, I decided to top the look off with something that signals, that in fact, I am THAT bitch. This lil’ ootd is going to give you the lowdown on the methodology on how to wear a statement jacket because you don’t want to get it wrong, do you?
How to wear a statement jacket.
1. The jacket.
The more obnoxious and So Versailles the better. It’s 2017, and it’s time to shine on these hoes so get excited about something a little outside your comfort zone and be ready to own the hell out of it.
2. Keep the rest simple but relevant.
For example, this glorious Balmain jacket is giving me biker vibes so I paired it with coated jeans to keep that vibe and thought I’d make it a little funny with Kylie’s infamous 2016 prophecy ‘the year of like, realizing stuff’ t-shirt and slip on sneakers. Simple, but cohesive.
T-Shirt// The Kylie Jenner Shop
3. Analyse your trouser choice.
Ok, this is important, and probably the most “difficult” part of how to wear a statement jacket. When I was putting a look for this jacket together I put on a pair of black mid ride jeans with zips and they basically pissed on the jacket – the jacket ended where the belt/belt loops of the jeans were, meaning there was too much happening around my waist and it was visually poor (gross). So I knew I had to high waist it but I didn’t want to distract from the jacket with a belt, so I bought these jeans which give a more seamless effect and are still cute with the lace up front. So consider the rise of your trousers because it could throw off the whole look – sounds unimportant but it could end up making you look tragic (not Versailles).
4. Shoe choice.
We know I love my casual looks so this applies mainly to sneakers (sorry not sorry). Basically, through trial and error, high tops are too much for this jacket – again, too much going on. So we had to flash some ankle and get the slip ons out. Keeping the footwear simple but still chic and sexy is key. You can’t over do it or you go from double-takes to double-takes and sly mocking Snapchat pics (not fun).
If you follow my steps then you’ll nail it just enough to cause a little scene and for everyone to recognise you’re that bitch. It’s a good thing don’t worry 😉.
What’s your favourite statement jacket? Do you have any tips on wearing statement jackets?
Be So Versailles.