--Guest Post By Clarissa Seaton
With summer quickly coming to an end and the fall right around the corner, it is time to start planning the next fashion season. As much as summer has been a great time for light clothing and breezy outfits, fall is always the most exciting time of the year for the latest fashion trends. Deeper colors and more options make this a great season. Jackets and coats are being looked at more seriously and the eyes are always opened to see what is going to be this year's newest ideas.
Turning an old Idea Into a Young One
Fortunately, for the outdoorsy types, good old fashioned denim jackets are still a popular choice. Not just the old, faded scruffy-looking jackets, but denim in rich shades and varying lengths and weights. The best news is that these jackets are generally available for under $100, so we do not need to confine our choices to only one or two old standbys.
→ Buy the TopShop Moto Crop Denim Bleach Jacket, $76.00, at us.topshop.com.
An Endless Array of Options
A short, lightweight jacket in deep brown or rich rust looks great with both jeans and skirts and can be left open to display a contrasting blouse, tube or layered tanks. It is so easy to dress a denim jacket up or down with the appropriate accessories that the same jacket can accommodate almost endless looks.
→ Buy the INC International Concepts Ruffle Denim Jacket, $89.50, at macy.com.
Let's face it, with the newest emphasis on health, weight loss and exercise, looking and feeling comfortable when outdoors is becoming more and more popular. Easy-flowing skirts, at any length, jeans and leggings are becoming more and more popular, along with the newest in slim-lined boots and, (dare I say it?) prudent shoes. Any woman who spends time outdoors, walking, running, working or playing, deserves to take part in the latest fashion trends without sacrificing style or comfort.
→ Buy the 7 For All Mankind Denim Jacket, 275.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.
Using Denim to Accent the Best
Rolled sleeves, an open neckline and straight legs can take pounds off the way we look. Keeping lines smooth and straight while lengthening the appearance of the neck and arms can also add the perception of tallness to a shorter frame. The length of a denim jacket can be essential when seeking to slim the look or appear taller; a longer jacket with tucks or darts can instantly slim a taller person, but a shorter woman may get lost in a longer coat. She will need to bring up the hem to well above the hips to add length to the legs. Denim can easily be used to cover flaws and enhance assets.
→ Buy the Jag Jeans Rupert Petite Denim Jacket, $79.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
Denim jackets continue to be an old stand-by basic that never goes out of style. To dress up a pair of jeans or dress down a skirt or dress, you cannot beat a denim jacket with the right accessories. Adding a denim jacket to a trendy outfit makes a definite statement that you are confident and comfortable with who you are; all at a very affordable price.
Clarissa Seaton has been writing tips about fashion and beauty for many years. She has various articles that help women in grooming themselves with the latest fashion trends. Her inspiration comes from her love for fashion and experimental lifestyle. Through writing, she shares her experiences and feelings regarding latest fashion news in the market. Follow Clarissa Seaton on Google+.