All-in-One Black, Brown, Charcoal Jacket...With Chains?

If you only buy one jacket all Fall, I have just the one for you.

Embellished Open-Front Jacket
$79.90 at Express stores
and express.com

What I Like:  The key to CC dressing is versatility and this jacket nails it.  It combines colors, trends and a fabulous fit for one perfect jacket.  For starters, the fabric is a woven blend of black, brown and metallic charcoal.  The three colors combined create an effect which will let you match it with just about any underpinning.  Also, the jacket is trimmed in a delicate pewter chain - trust me not too much chain or too gaudy as I generally steer clear of chains on my clothing.  To take away some of the edge, that chain trim is layered with a small trim of black tulle.  The perfect marriage of hard and soft on fabric.  Last but not least, the fit is pretty great.  There are knit inlays which give it a little stretch and feminine shape.  The length of the jacket makes it one that can work for longer torsos as well as for our more petite friends.  I am also well aware this picture does not do this jacket justice!

What I Wear It With:  If you want to one-stop shop, stay at Express and pair the jacket back to a pair of their black pants or the high-wist mini bandage skirt shown below.  Many a compliment was received at my workplace...one co-worker even said the C-word (Chanel).  Equally acceptable is of course back to a pair of jeans.  Toughen it up with a pair of boots or keep it feminine with a pair of kitten heels.  I would recommend steering clear of any jewelry that involves multiple chains as that it is overkill.  Keep your look simple and modern.

CC Tip:  I have not seen this jacket left in very many stores.  It is worth the risk ordering online especially if you see it go on sale.  The jacket also runs fitted and slim through the arm.  You can play around with the size depending on how you want it to fit.

To Buy:
Embellished Open Front Jacket at Express.com

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