Jacket: H&M sz 2 (Style # 065030, also in a muted navy) Blouse: H&M (old)
When I first brought home this little orange swing jacket, I made a mental note that it could be paired with many colors - but not black. I'm super wary of colors combos such as red and green, orange and black, at the risk of looking like a jolly elf or an emaciated jack-o-lantern.
However, through trial and error, I learned that patterns offer more versatility than solid blocks of color. Although black is present in this skirt, I worked on bringing out the ivory with a similar colored blouse and nude pumps. I find the finished color pairing seasonal-chic, versus holiday-tacky.
I've received a few questions regarding swing jacket fit. I've always loved swing jackets for the following reasons:
- Usually shorter in length, and thus petite-friendly (ivory jacket below is 00 regular, black is 00 petite)
- Flattering on small-chested women. I find two garment types to be generally more flattering on smaller-chests: swing jackets, and shift dresses that are cut straight up and down and shorter in length.
- Very versatile. I wear mine over everything. Here are some outfit pics dug out of my archives:
Readers - Are you a fan of the swing jacket?