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The Most Representative Garmet – The Savvy Leather Jacket

It’s no secret that the savvy leather jacket has become the most versatile staple in anyone’s wardrobe.  A garment that is now considered “a classic” was once introduced as a trend, but because of its versatility and broad appeal, the leather jacket has worked its way into every wardrobe and always remains popular.  Traditional, general simple styling means that a true classic can be worn year after year and never date.

 A snug-fitted leather jacket is the perfect collaboration to that classic feminine flirty piece, a tunic, skinny jeans or zipped over a flimsy dress with black opaque tights for a tough/tender look.  Fun, yet functional, the end result is a collection that will eventually be a staple in your wardrobe.

 

Just remember though, the best way to wear this garment is of course how you take this piece and make it your own.  There is a jacket for everyone!

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Come Sail with Me

This year fashion designers are serving up a hot new modern twist on an old favourite for their Spring 2012 collections, the classic nautical-sailor look.  This seaside fashion trend raises its head every year with this years collections being bigger then ever.

The variation this year on one of the oldest and most iconic fashion trends takes you on a nautical yacht ride through the French Riviera with designers such as YSL designer Stefano Pilati and others turning out a-jet-setter vibe adding embellishments of gold buttons, sailor jackets, anchor motif detailing, and defined collars to their collections.

This ready to wear look was first brought to us by the magnificently talented Coco Chanel in the 1930s inspired by her love affair with the Duke of Westminster, Hugh Richard Arthur Grosvenor, who was a renowned yachting enthusiast.  Chanel began dressing similar to the sailors by wearing side-legged sailor pants, striped boat neck sweaters and flat boating shoes making the look her own.

Other fashion icons following in her footsteps include the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy Onassis popularising the preppy nautical look between the rich and wealthy.

The key to joining the nautical trend without going overboard is by keeping it simple. That means wearing only one nautical themed piece at a time. Take inspiration from Coco Chanel and stick to a simple colour palette of monochrome or blue and white.

Add nautical-inspired splashes of colour using red and yellow with skinny jeans or solid coloured shorts will add a feminine, nautical touch to your outfits making you look boat ready.

This classic trend will never go out of style, so keep these ideas in mind each year for that perfect classic summer look.

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