She Slithers

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It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a statement jacket, which is obviously why I got this studded snake print jacket from Nasty Gal (before it was taken over by Boohoo). While I had previously just reserved this jacket for evenings out, I decided to change things up and take this jacket out during the day to make a serious statement. Making a jacket that's really for evenings work in the day can be a little tricky, but you can pull it off with the right tricks.

Sunglasses

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Statement Jacket

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Camisole

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Distressed Jeans

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Sandals

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Bucket Bag

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First, I wore the jacket over a simple black camisole. A plain top under a statement jacket doesn't distract from the jacket, but creates a blank canvas for it instead. For pants, I wore my black Freeboard jeans from OneTeaspoon. The boyfriend cut of the jeans as well as the heavy distressing dresses the whole outfit down, which is needed to keep the statement jacket from taking the whole outfit into evening wear territory. I also wore heeled lace-up sandals to give myself some extra height without having to wear actual heels, which can take the outfit into evening wear territory again. The point of the all-black outfit under the jacket was to keep the focus on the jacket. With so many details in this jacket as well as other statement jackets, wearing other loud pieces look way too busy for me.

Photography: Nathan Jelenich