New & Hot: Reiss Connelly Belted Wrap Collar Jacket

Monday, April 18, 2011

Reiss Connelly Belted Wrap Collar Jacket
What: Reiss Connelly Belted Wrap Collar Jacket

Why it's hot: I ran into this chic jacket while perusing the Reiss SoHo store this past week. It definitely stood out the minute I saw it, and the saleswoman who caught me ogling it confirmed my fashion intuition -- it had already sold out twice this season! It's one of the best selling items in the SoHo store.

This jacket stands out for a number of reasons. First, the funnel neck, which forms an oversized collar when open, is instant fashion drama. The quilted piping detail on the sleeves is noticeable when up close and creates some visual interest in the monochromatic jacket, as does the chevron seams on the collar. Finally, the cotton canvas construction looks dressy because of the dark color, but could easily be dressed down. Plus, the length is very versatile -- it's hard to tell from this picture, but it falls just below the waist: not too long, not too cropped.

What to wear it with: As mentioned above, this jacket can vibe both dressy (because of the dark, monochromatic color) and casual (because of the cotton canvas construction). Pair it with a skirt for a super chic look that will give off an almost suit-like appearance. With jeans it will add a little polish, but not contrast too much with casual denim.

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