Katie Holmes caught a Broadway show in NYC looking classic with major modern flair. The actress started with a silky white button-down and black trousers, then added a wow factor via a blue cropped jacket. On bottom she wore taupe suede booties, and she carried a chain-strap bag on her shoulder. A simple silver bangle and gold drop earrings completed her nighttime chic. Re-create Katie's look by starting with the basics — a white blouse and black pants — then complete your outfit with a sharp jacket in a bold color. We love this blue cutaway jacket from Forever 21 ($30) and this blue blazer by BB Dakota ($93), but you can choose any color you like.
One of 2013's prominent trends is cropped outerwear. It might not keep you as toasty as a long coat, but it's a pro when it comes to playing with proportions — plus, it's just the right kind of cut for wearing well into Spring. Just add a cropped jacket to a maxi dress to show off its range of proportional play, or slip one on with loose-fitting trousers for a casual-chic feel. From the 11 we handpicked for you, you'll find everything from basic black to prints and faux-leather finishes. Step inside to discover our favorite cropped outerwear, and then shop your favorites for yourself.
Fall is right around the corner ladies! You know what that means: it's time to start looking for key pieces, like this fabulous Vintage Navy Mod Cropped Jacket in XS/S. Navy is a big color for Fall so this jacket will help you fit right in, not to mention keep you warm (it's fully lined). I love the big round mod buttons and the cropped sleeves, but most of all, I love the slight sheen it has to it. What a great piece both for day and night!
The current bidding price is at $14.95 and the auction ends Sunday, August 5. Good luck and happy bidding!
If you're looking for a new look to try on this Fall, consider the cropped jacket. This shrunken, chic style is great for layering, since it helps balance out more voluminous pieces. This season's cropped jackets come in dozens of variations, with double-breasted buttons, angular cuts, and high necks. Here are some of my favorite finds at designer and non-designer prices.
Robert Rodriguez Ruche Sleeve Jacket, $429, available here.
Karen Zambos Vintage Couture Cropped Jacket, $407, available here.
Adam + Eve Cropped Formal Jacket, $325, available here.
Charlotte Ronson Pinstriped Cropped Trench, $238, available here.
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