Wearing the trend: short and boxy jackets

by Sylvia

How to wear short boxy jackets

Spring is in full swing, so it is time to look at the trends and how we can incorporate them into our wardrobes.

Short and boxy jackets were a big trend on the runways and they are starting to filter into the shops as well.

Have a look at some examples at Zara below.


So how can women over 40 wear them?

Here are just some ideas to get you started:

  1. Wear them with a straight skirt in the Chanel way for a classic look
  2. Wear them with a longer top underneath over skinnies for a young and hip silhouette
  3. Pair them with wide trousers for an overall relaxed look
  4. Wear with an a-line skirt to highlight your waist

Show me your ideas and join the mini dressing challenge: short jackets!

I would love to see how you would like to wear your jackets this summer, so join the jacket challenge and show me! Your jackets don’t have to be boxy. Just show me your favorite jackets and how you will wear them this summer. If you would love to wear one of the boxy jackets below, you can create a collage.

Here is how you can participate:

  1. Photograph yourself in an outfit with a short jacket and send the pictures to me (sylvia [at] 40plusstyle.com) or upload them into the style forum. Or / and,
  2. Create a collage with Polyvore and add a link in the comments.

I will do the same and would love to show you the ultimate inspiration guide on how to wear (short) jackets this summer.

Please have your entries in by 28 April so I can offer you a short jacket inspiration guide next week.

For inspiration here a few short jackets currently available online.

How will you wear a short jacket this season? I look forward to seeing your entries!


1 Buckle Button Zip

I love your style challenges. I’m going to see what I can pull together for this.
x Laura

2 Sylvia

I would love for you to participate Laura. Love your recent nothing new series!

3 Buckle Button Zip

Thanks so much! I sent a photo for consideration. Looking forward to the reveals.
x Laura

4 Anja van der Vorst

This look does not work on my apple shape, so I will skip this trend.

5 Lisa

Me either. Short waist, large bust. This would not work.

6 Greetje Kamminga

Anja, do you have an apple shape?

7 Anja van der Vorst

Ofcourse, Greetje! Come on, you knew that! Always have:-(. Since I let go of my diabetes diet I regained 6 of the 12 lost kgs of which 5 went straight to my belly. Boohoo:-(.

8 Greetje

This type of jacket does not do me any favours. Can I say no?

9 Sylvia

Of course you can Greetje. I’m sure you will like my next dressing challenge better. It’s coming up soon as I want to get everybody back into action after a few ‘lazy’ weeks!

10 Sunny Hackman

Excited to enter your contest for the first time. So fun!!
I agree the boxy jackets don’t do our figures any favors but they are so comfy to wear!

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