style   //   September 3, 2014




It’s certainly not even close to fall weather here. It’s hot, hot, hot and that shows no sign of changing any time soon. However, that has no bearing on my preparation for the cooler temperatures to come. I’m in the mood for fall clothes – sweaters, lots of leather, and my boots. I may not be wearing any of it right now but that doesn’t mean I can’t shop for it. At the top of my fall shopping list? A jacket from Veronica Beard. The sisters-in-law (both named Veronica Beard, both Cancers, and both adorably chic) have created an oh-so-perfect jacket for the season. It’s not new. In fact, it’s become their signature style. I, however, am late to the party. I eyed a couple of them last season but never followed through on a purchase. I knew it was a mistake when I continued to think about the jacket long after it had been sold. I’m not going to make that error this year. Sign me up for this one.

Why is it so perfect? First of all, there’s nothing more classic than a single-button blazer. It’s something you wear forever – and ever. It never goes out of style. It’s timeless. This one, though,  is extra special because it has the cable-knit dickey that comes with it. It’s removable and simply zips in our out of the blazer. That means you can wear the blazer now and when the cold-weather season rolls around, add this cozy layer. It’s layering without actually having to layer. You know what I mean?

It comes in several colors combinations, including bordeaux with gray and black with black, and gray with gray. But I’m partial to the navy with white. It’s always been my favorite. The new, longer version is really interesting, too. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, then take a peek at this one. I love the material combo and the sweatshirt hoodie is such a cool addition. Like I said, I’m not going to miss the boat on this one this year. This is one jacket that’s definitely worth the splurge.

(Side note: The jackets aren’t the only amazing VB things. The entire collection is pretty fantastic. Think super-chic classics like this peplum top and this tiger-print dress that would be perfect with tights this fall. It’s all worth a look.)


Images via Tory Burch

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