A cropped check jacket? Check!
When I say I love a particular bag, jacket, shoe… I mean the brand’s designers have got the balance of colour palette and structure to a T. For example, let’s say a T-shirt has the most amazing design with the most brilliant colour palette, but the style is a bit basic and unoriginal. That, in my eyes, is what lets down the piece as a whole. So, for me, when designers get the balance of structure and colour right, it really does shine through.
I love this jacket because…
The boxy structure is really flattering and the gathered sleeves gives the illusion of longer, slimmer arms, whilst the boxy shoulders squares off your top-half to give a more put-together look. Plus, the silver buttons running along the zip add a little shiny detail. Being cropped, this jacket would look amazing paired with either baggy or skinny high-waisted jeans, and layered over a cosy turtleneck knit or tight ribbed top.
I would normally say that a black, white and red colour palette is quite a safe and unoriginal choice, but the thin red lines running through the traditional black and white design creates a modern take on the traditional houndstooth pattern. The red would also give that much needed pop of colour to any winter outfit.
When the weather becomes a bit more chillier (some time soon probably) I’ll get to style this jacket and feature it here, so stay tuned!
Jemima Plume Xx