June 10, 2009

Ask ThinkThru: Where Can I Find a Stylish Nighttime Jacket for Summer?

I need a cute jacket for going out, any suggestions? I have this pleather motorcycle jacket from H&M last year but I feel like its kind of worn out even though I love it! —Devora, New York City

The great thing about leather, faux or real, is that usually the more worn it gets, the cooler it looks. If you love your H&M jacket, keep wearing it. But if you want something new, try either a similar moto jacket in a lighter color, a cropped denim jacket or a boyfriend blazer.

moto-jacket#1: The Motorcycle Jacket
Whenever I shop at Loehmann’s I usually leave with something I never expected to buy. Sometimes it works out, like the time I found two D2k metallic suede jackets for about $50. I wear the navy one in winter and the beige one all summer. Here, I’ve styled it with a Laundry embellished tank, Forever 21 pyramid stud jeans, Jimmy Choo slingbacks and a silver bracelet from Bulgaria. Get a similar look with Bebe’s metallic jacket or go for white, which is huge for fall. A bright color or neutral is also a great alternative to black.

1. Bebe metallic leatherette moto jacket 2. Silence & Noise Satellite moto jacket 3. Ralph Lauren Johnnie motorcycle jacket 4. Free People boho biker jacket.

Click “Continue Reading” for the jean jacket and boyfriend blazer…

denim#2: The Jean Jacket
A cropped denim jacket is extremely versatile for summer. Nicole Richie wears a Paige Vermont jacket with maxi dresses for day night; Rihanna prefers to pair her Current/Elliott jean jacket with leather pants and a Helmut Lang cropped version with miniskirts, Chloë Sevigny wears her Wrangler denim jacket with flirty bustier dresses; and here I’ve style my jean jacket—which I bought at Gap Kids almost 10 years ago—with an American Apparel cotton dress, lia Sophia necklace, MICHAEL Michael Kors Berkley sandals and assorted gold rings.

1. Lucky Brand Jeans Adelaide denim jacket 2. Victoria’s Secret crop jean jacket 3.Levi’s lined trucker jacket 4. J. Crew Nolita denim jacket

blazer#3: The Boyfriend Blazer
The boyfriend blazer is still going strong. During the winter, I paired this Theory blazer with a dress and tights, but for warmer months, I’ve taken inspiration from Kate Bosworth, Chloë Sevigny and Emma Roberts in Chloé and styled in with Express shorts, a silk cami, an Urban Outfitters locket necklace and Steve Madden sandals for a sexy nighttime suit look.

1. Theory boyfriend blazer 2. Bebe shimmer boyfriend long jacket 3. Kimchi Blue Ditsy long party blazer 4. Aqua black boyfriend jacket with striped lining

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  1. Katrina commented:

    I like that black and white blazer. i think it could work year round and it’s such a good price

    Published 6.10.09 Reply
  2. pinktulip commented:

    love your lia sophia pieces. Always wanted to get into them but they’re so pricey ;\

    Published 6.10.09 Reply
  3. pinktulip commented:

    oh cute! thx for the link. do you get your stuff directly from lia sophia or ebay…?

    Published 6.10.09 Reply
  4. V commented:

    I found my jean jacket at Old Navy. For a basic like this one and for the price I couldn’t go wrong.

    Published 7.31.09 Reply

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