“Somewhere in the ancient, mystic trinity, you get three as a magic number.”
Jacket: Forever 21 via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Shirt: Ralph Lauren; Sweater: Target via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Jeans: Just Black; Sneakers: TOMS; Bag: Nordstrom; Watch: Toy, old (Similar Here in Brown); Lips: Urban Decay High Gloss in Bittersweet
Jacket: Forever 21 via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Sequin Top: French Connection via Goodwill Outlet (Similar Splurge // Save); Leggings: Daily Look; Booties: BCBG, old (Similar Here // Here); Clutch: Express; Lips: Nars ‘Audacious’ Lipstick in Barbara
Jacket: Forever 21 via Goodwill (Similar Splurge // Save); Dress: H&M (Similar Here//Here); Purse: Goodwill (Similar Splurge//Save); Shoes: Claire Flowers; Necklace: Goodwill (Similar Splurge//Save) Lips: Nars ‘Audacious’ Lipstick in Barbara
I have Schoolhouse Rock to thank for mastering how a bill journeys from the steps of Capital Hill to becoming a law, but who knew all those years Schoolhouse Rock also slid fashion advice in with catchy sing-a-longs? Three…it’s a magic number. I have a little rule of three when shopping at Goodwill or elsewhere. If I am debating on a purchase, I make myself think of 3 ways I can wear it. If I can think of 3, it’s sold. If not, back on the rack it goes for the next willing buyer. This rule has kept me from many impulse purchases. I’ve even resorted to pulling up my Pinterest app in the middle of the store to look for outfit ideas. With a classic piece like the tuxedo blazer, 3 ways to style it came to mind immediately.
The tuxedo blazer is an essential in any closet and can be styled more than 3 ways any day or season of the year. Casually worn with a tee and jeans during the day, over a formal gown at a black-tie event, and maybe as a dress a la Rihanna. (If I had her body, I’d do it too.) The masculinity of a tuxedo jacket exudes an air of confidence and sophistication like walking through the lobby of the Beverly Wilshire in a pair of thigh-high boots. All women could benefit from having a tuxedo jacket in their arsenal, even a hooker named Vivian. You can play with color, shape, cut…why have just one? I have linked some of my favorite tuxedo jackets below.
Let me know how you style your tuxedo jacket or if you have any shopping rules in the comments below!