Barb’s Fall Diane Kennedy Wardrobe

It’s that time of year!

My wardrobe needed a bit of sprucing up so I chose some new Diane Kennedy pieces to call my own. I took my time to pick what I would get the most wear out of, fit into my existing wardrobe and match my personal hat collection.

Justify Jacket

Barb chooses the Justify jacket in Heather Lake for her Fall wardrobe

I love this Justify jacket! I love the weight of it, the cut and especially the colour. Heather Lake Twill is the perfect shade of blue for me. This jacket can easily be worn for a dressier occasion or alternatively with jeans. It’s so soft and comfortable yet has a great shape that doesn’t make me look boxy. I’ve teamed it up here with the Midnight Cowl in the same shade of blue. This super flattering neckline works so well with the matching jacket. I’m 5’4″ so I chose the Petite Serene Pant in black. The wide legged pants give an interesting silhouette to this outfit that I love. Fluevog Boots.

Barb chooses the Justify jacket in Heather Lake for her Fall wardrobe

I couldn’t help but add this super cute Erstwilder brooch to the jacket to give it a little holiday feel. This one is called Season’s Greetings and depicts the perfect winter scene in a mini snowglobe. So festive!

Love how this cute Snow Globe brooch completes the outfit

Strength Tunic

Barb chooses the Strength Tunic in Black and Steel stripes for her Fall wardrobe

Barb chooses the Strength Tunic in Black and Steel stripes for her Fall wardrobe

Steel and Black stripes enhance this tunics flattering lines. It’s nice to get away from too much black at this time of year so I went with the Strength, Steel and Black striped tunic. I paired it up with a pair of Steel grey Balance Pants. I like a skinny pant and the zippers at the ankles on these trousers look so cool unzipped and worn with interesting boots or shoes. These will be going into heavy rotation this winter. The perfect addition to my wardrobe. Fluevog Boots.

Verve Zip

Barb chooses the Verve Zip Jacket in Black for her Fall wardrobe

Barb chooses the Verve Zip Jacket in Black for her Fall wardrobe

This Verve jacket is amazing! It’s the perfect weight for layering and has so many interesting details from it’s asymmetric design, shawl collar and antique silver tone zipper hardware. The fit is sublime and the length is brilliant. I can wear this as a jacket or a tunic with a pair of leggings when it’s zipped up. I’ve paired this jacket with the Strength Tunic again but this time I went for the Black and Cream Stripe. I just adore the graphic look of these bold stripes. I’m also wearing the Balance Pant in Black and I’ve left the ankle zippers closed to create a skinny legging look. Erstwilder Brooch. Fluevog Shoes.

All in all I’m really happy with the choices I made. Being dressed in head to toe luxurious Bamboo is like a warm, soft hug. Who doesn’t need one of those??

Love Barb XO

 

Jackets: beauty + comfort

Have you ever put on a beautifully tailored jacket, stood in front of the mirror to admire how lovely the jacket fit only to realize you could barely move your arms? Do you know that tight restricted feeling I’m talking about? When you go to lift your arm or move it back and forth and you feel like your armpit is glued to your arm??

To give you a little bit of technical background here….jacket sleeves are built differently for each style of garment. A tailored sleeve has a very high cap compared to the width of the bicep, while a sports jacket will usually have a low cap and a wider bicep for the purpose of greater arm movement. For a ‘suit style’ jacket to be built in an optimal fashion, you ideally want a combination of these. A moderately high cap and a moderately wide bicep to give you the best of both worlds; a fashion look while maximizing your comfort. 

Our Jackets fit great in other ways too. We build darts and shaping right into our unique seam lines. Swing is added in as well for more room in places that you need it. This mean draping across your tummy and seat so nothing is tight or unflattering. Most of our jackets also offer pockets that are ‘hidden’ in design lines to give a smooth look.

InspireJacket-Diagram On top of the way our jackets are constructed, we also use a premium bamboo fabric that contains 8% Lycra stretch. So along with a great cut you also have the added factor of give in the fabric with allows for the movement and optimal comfort. 

 

With so many styles and colours to choose from, we have a perfect jacket to give you a professional look with you feeling just as comfortable as wearing a yoga jacket. 

 

InspireJacket_SienaExtraordinary fit without sacrificing comfort!

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