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The rise of the LBJ – Little Black Jacket

September’s Vogue has this item titled “Show Stopper”. Whilst that may seem like they have become a little over-excited by the prospect of the LBJ, I definitely agree with them that this is a very reliable wardrobe staple. “Reliable?!” I hear you question with disdain. I know that reliability and style don’t often go hand in hand in fashion magazines, but when you think about it, the classics have always been there for us; the LBD, the thin stiletto heel, the boot cut jeans. These items come around again and again and again, always considered the epitome of style, always reliable.

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Forget the LBD, Chanel’s little black jacket is the forever piece that we are applauding right now.

What better item is there to throw on over a cocktail dress at the end of an evening, especially as the nights begin to draw in. This item can be relied upon (there I go again) to be paired with a shift dress for work when a jacket would be just too cumbersome. How about dressing up your favourite boot cut jeans and a white t-shirt for a cinema visit at the last minute, an LBJ would take you from slightly slouchy to slightly sexy in seconds.

I have picked up two LBJ’s recently, one pre-Vogue purchase and one post-Vogue. The first has already been mentioned, but it is so perfect that I need to mention it again.

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A heavy knit LBJ will warm you in summer without bulk, it will be casual enough for work and dressy enough for an evening. I am loving the cropped style here.

My next jacket was post-Vogue. This is slightly more dressy and will be confined to evening wear alone:

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This cropped velvet jacket with cropped sleeves was an unbelievable bargain at £2.50, found in The Blue Door Charity shop. It will slip over almost all of my cocktail dresses as a little something to keep me warm and also add interest. The neck line is so simple that it will not encroach on the detail of a dress. Velvet is a fabric which exudes luxury and is the icing on the cake of any evening outfit.

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2 thoughts on “The rise of the LBJ – Little Black Jacket

  1. Pingback: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. « Look Fabulous For Less #Thrifty #Aberdeen

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