Today I am happy to be joining Elizabeth from the Vintage Contessa and Tamera from Tamera Beardsley. We are going to chat about How to Wear a Statement Jacket Over 50. I know I am pretty brave joining these two. They know how to rock them in a big way. There’s something about a statement jacket; it can completely transform your look, taking it from good to fabulous in an instant. You can throw one over jeans and a turtleneck and look put together without feeling overdressed. They are a great option for our weather here on the Central Coast. Remember A well-cut or striking outer layer is the last thing you put on but the first thing others notice,
What is a Statement Jacket?
A statement coat is just that. It makes a statement. Whether it is in a bright color, a striking cut, or a bold pattern. A statement coat or jacket can completely transform a simple column of color, allow you to feel dressed in an instant, and make others take notice.
My Tips for Accessorizing a Statement Jacket
If your jacket is a hot color or bold print stick to neutral or dark pieces. Allow the jacket to be center stage.
Keep accessories balanced with how dramatic the coat is.
Don’t be afraid to make it your own. Add unique or vintage accessories to make it uniquely yours.
Kantha Statement Coats
I love anything Kantha. Kantha quilting is made from recycled Sauri’s from India. You have seen them made into quilts, pillows, and all kinds of clothing. Most of them are completely reversible so you have two jackets in one.This jacket was gifted to me from the Etsy Shop Shreeroophm USA I also purchased the tablecloth for my post How to Create a Collected Fall Tablescape. Sonal is great to deal with and she has a great selection. If you don’t see something you like contact her. Since this jacket is bold on its own, I styled it with simple denim and kept my accessories simple to allow the jacket be center stage. The earrings are inexpensive bamboo, the bracelets some new and some vintage. The jeans are from Madewell as well as the mules. The jeans are still available and they have similar mules. All items are linked below
I find this coat to be just as interesting from the back as it is from the front, and fits like a glove. I am wearing a small. I love the mustard and indigo color combination this time of year.
Statement Jackets With a Striking Cut
You are probably thinking a statement jacket needs to be in a standout pattern or color. I think a Jacket in a unique cut can also make a statement. I have had this Gro Abrahamson boiled wool vest for years and I never tire of it. I like it best with my favorite shirt from Planet for Artful Home, but it would look great with a pair of jeans as well. Eileen Fisher has a boiled wool vest from her current line that you could create a similar look with by pinning it asymmetrically. The pin is vintage from Ebay as are my bracelets. I am wearing simple silver hoops again because the jacket has a lot going on with the buttons etc. I am wearing it with my favorite Spanx leggings and my Bed Stu Manchester boots. I like these boots because they have a wide toe box (that accommodates my lovely bunion)
Bold Patterned Statement Jackets
Here I am wearing an old Biya/Johnny Was coat I have also had for years. You can find similar here on Ebay. I am wearing it with the Ganni turtleneck that I featured in my post Fall Fashion Trends We Can Actually Wear
The mesh turtleneck is great because it is lightweight and great for layering.. I am wearing it with a pair of Don Lucas earrings (over 20 years old), spanx leggings from Target, and my velvet birdies that feel like slippers.
I love this J Crew Sophie Jacket (no longer available in this pattern), but J Crew Factory has one very similar. I featured this jacket last fall in my post Over 50 Fashion Trends We can Actually Wear. I am wearing it with a vintage pin, my favorite J Crew Chambray shirt, Madewell Jeans, and Seychelles boots. All items that are available linked below picture.
This poncho is from Peruvian Connection. Their items are an investment but their artisanal knits will last a lifetime. This particular poncho is no longer available but you can find similar ones here. I
I have also linked some less expensive alternatives below the image.
Do you own any statement jackets? Would you feel comfortable wearing one? Now for some real fashion click on the links below to visit Tamera and
Elizabeth. These ladies can certainly rock a statement coat.
You might also enjoy the article Town and Country Magazine Statement Coats are a Practical Purchase, Thanks for reading How to Wear a Statement Jacket Over 50 and spending part of your day right here. I so appreciate it.