We all know the problem of a classic: how can we wear it without looking “nice” or even a bit dated? At the end of the day a classic is a classic for a reason – mostly, like in case of the quilted jacket, because they are not only timeless but also incredibly versatile – if you know how to combine it!
So what options are there if you do want to wear the quilted jacket, but do neither want to look like your pearls-and-ballerinas wearing aunt Sophie nor like your 10-year-niece dressed up nicely for tea and cake at your grandparents’ house?
After thorough consideration (and believe me, this task has been haunting around mind for years, if not decades) I’ve melted it down to the 3 best solutions:
- Classic Moto: use the quilted jacket as an alternative for your motorcycle leather jacket, but stay with the rest of the outfit. Jeans, boots, a simple tee and the quilted jackets make an outfit that is cool when you can’t go all in!
- Chic meets cool: if you have one of those quilted bomber jackets, like the one in the gallery, combining it with a long skirt or dress is the thing to do. Elegant, but never pretentious!
- Office Ahoi: If you can’t wear a quilted jacket to the office, what can you? Take one classic quilted jacket, a blouse, a simple pair of trousers and an eye-catching pair of shoes. But take care: the blouse shouldn’t be too straight and spare the pearl necklace today, you wouldn’t want to look like Aunt Sophie, would you?