Three Ways To Wear: Tuxedo Jacket

Tuxedo jackets are a popular choice for parties and events throughout the holiday season.  However, for many women, they spend the rest of the year gathering dust in the closet.  The truth is, black and white has classic appeal, and this style can be worn all year long if you know what to pair it with.  So here are three easy ways to take your holiday tux jacket into spring…

Three Ways To Wear: Tuxedo Jacket

Three Ways To Wear: Tuxedo Jacket by luisalucia showing how to wear distressed boyfriend jeans via polyvore

1. With a maxi dress.  Nothing says spring like a colorful maxi dress!  Choose one with a simple, elegant silhouette and opt for a bright color that will complement the black and white jacket combo.  Dress this look down with embellished sandals and boho style handbag.  Add a super chic choker necklace that balances the neckline of your jacket and don’t forget a great pair of sunglasses if you’re running around during the day.

2. With dress shorts and a peplum top.  I’m a huge fan of pairing your jacket with shorts in the springtime.  With long sleeves on top you avoid looking too bare, and the overall effect is totally sophisticated.  If your jacket is well fitted (or even better, slightly cropped) it will go well over a subtle peplum.  Keep your look fairly neutral and aim for a pop of color with your accessories…try a ladylike pastel purse and some modern statement earrings.

3. With slouchy boyfriend jeans.  I’m obsessed with the slouchy jeans/tailored jacket combo.  I love the idea of dressing up casual boyfriend jeans with pointed pumps and a stylish jacket.  (For a fresh take on the pumps, try a block heel version.) Layer your jacket over a simple tee in a bright color and add interest with a statement necklace.  Top off with a metallic bag for a fun, fashion forward look.

What do you think?  How would you style your tuxedo jacket for spring?  Share with us in the comments!

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  1. Kathrine Eldridge says:

    I love all these looks! My favorite is the cobalt blue top and boyfriend jeans with that colorful statement necklace. For spring, I would wear a longer tunic type top underneath the jacket with skinnies and some fun heels and of course some statement jewelry to make it all pop!

  2. Boyfriend jeans are on my STILL NEED / MUST HAVE shopping list!
    I just got a cobald blue shirt on Sunday and I have some leopard wedges..
    You can tell that I am going for the 3rd look :-) It just fits into my lifestyle!

  3. Marion Campisi says:

    I have a white tuxedo jacket! Thanks for the inspiration on more ways to wear it. I love the dressy black shorts. I’ve been on the lookout for a pair in an appropriate length for me. Great post – another home run Luisa!

  4. So cute… those Chanel earrings are FABULOUS!! xoxo

  5. Alicia Howell says:

    I think this is a great blog post for great suggestions on what to do with a tuxedo jacket, especially to take the style into spring :) I love the boyfriend jean with a tuxedo jacket look it’s really cool urban style but business lady like. I will be putting together a pink tuxedo jacket, white tank, boyfriend jean, with a super cool pair of BCBG black/clear pumps with ankle straps! I wish I could put a pic on here to show everyone, to see what you all think ;)

    • Luisa Lucia says:

      Alicia, good point! I love that you described your look for us (sounds cute :)) and we’ll be working on ways to incorporate more interaction and sharing in the near future.

      • Alicia Howell says:

        I am so happy you think my outfit sounds cute Luisa~! :) I would love to be able to share pics of outfits Urban Darling stylists blog posts inspire me to put together, and I would be excited to hear any Urban Darlings critique, the good and bad. The honest opinions will only help educate me, I really am excited for the opportunity to hear everyone’s critiques and I really believe Urban Darling can be a great asset for any aspiring stylist, I know it is for me :)

  6. All great options! My fave would be with boyfriend jeans, the more distressed the better :-). High and low is so of-the-moment!

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