It’s casual Friday again. At the risk of seeming formulaic, may I suggest a smart jacket, white blouse and jeans?
This jacket is one of my favorites — but it’s not your standard jacket. The body of the jacket is wool melton and the sleeves are merino wool. It’s all put together rather ingeniously, like a vest lined with an open sweater. It’s longer in the back than the front, creating a cutaway effect, which is both equestrian and feminine.
Let’s see if a closer look shows what I am trying to convey.
I bought this a couple of years ago on Gilt and when I think back on it, the pictures on Gilt utterly failed to show how the jacket was fabricated and constructed. I was very surprised when it arrived. Gilt also showed the jacket with shorts on a sullen model, who I must admit looked very good. I have’t tried to recreate that styling; I could manage the expression, but not the shorts.
But let’s put aside these memories and focus on the future! Unfortunately, the label — Hanii Y — does not seem to be a going concern, but here are some equally distinctive jackets for late winter or early spring:
Jacket: Hanii Y; Blouse: JCrew Perfect Shirt; Jeans: Lucky Jeans; Shoes: French Sole New York
Nanette Lepore Trapeze Jacket; Helmut Lang Cropped Jacket; JCrew Collarless Cropped Tuxedo Blazer
Photo credit: Lauren Ackil