Fashion Q & A:
Sport Jackets and Jeans

Q: Is the sport-jacket-and-jeans look on its way out or in?

A: It came and went and is now back again! The key to the look this time around is to be sure each component is casual and connected to the other. Opt for a blazer that is rugged as opposed to one that looks like it was borrowed from a suit. A crisp, dark wash jean looks sharp with a blazer and button down for casual Friday.

Go with boots or shoes with a bit of an edge and shirts and sweaters that are less conservative than what you might pair with suiting.

Last word: Don't even think about a navy blue blazer with gold buttons paired with jeans!

 

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  • Three Cheers for the Mall! (& 5 Reasons Why They Are Still Relevant)
    By Mary Lou Andre

    This time of year, America seems to have a love/hate relationship with malls. Some have fond memories of going to these traditional retail centers with loved ones to do most of their holiday shopping only a decade or so ago, and still rely on them as a major source of their current holiday shopping whether driven by nostalgia or not. Others scoff at the idea of going anywhere outside their home (never mind the mall which they never fully embraced in the first place) to buy gifts now that they can shop in their pj’s 24/7 while having things arrive at their doorstep in record time.

    Yet with their evolution into more consumer-friendly lifestyle destinations, I believe today’s indoor and outdoor malls may be underestimated by some who have not visited in a while. Plain and simply, you can get a lot done at the mall if you plan your visit well.

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