How to restyle a wardrobe favourite. I bought this jacket about fifteen years ago. You can see me wearing it in 2015. The same post shows a selection of well-known women looking chic in pink. I always think that as soon as you add a jacket to an outfit it automatically elevates the look to more formal. I have not worn a jacket for many months; they seemed too structured for the times we are living in. Yet when I got my pink jacket out of mothballs and paired it with a pair of black trousers and a tailored waistcoat it felt fresh. Maybe I am just feeling like a change after living in very casual clothes for so long.
Waistcoats can look very formal, corporate and masculine. However if you team a dark neutral waistcoat with a bright feminine coloured jacket, pastel coloured shirt and vintage broach you have a winning juxtaposition of masculine and feminine. Imagine that you are scheduled to go on an important Zoom call and want to look smart and business-like. Well from the waist up it would look like this.
My pink jacket was originally from Joseph. I have put a selection of jackets in various colours at the bottom of this post. My black waistcoat is from Mango. It also comes in beige which would look good with a pair of chinos. Waistcoats of all varieties are fashionable this year. They are an extremely useful addition to any wardrobe. They add an extra layer and can be dressed up as in the photo above or worn casually with a pair of jeans.