Cold weather is upon us! Winter Jackets from Marketplace

When the winter sets in, we find ourselves digging out our earmuffs, scarves, gloves, boots, and hats.  It’s hard to look forward to all the cold and snow, but there is always one wonderful consolation—winter fashion.  Just because the temperature dips doesn’t mean that a woman can’t have fun with her wardrobe!  Marketplace undoubtedly carries many fun, stylish jackets to choose from that can be worn during the day or adopted to an evening outfit.  Junior Board members Vanitha Sivarajan and Sucheta Misra styled two winter jackets from Marketplace that will keep you cozy while injecting some playfulness in your wardrobe.

Reversible Samira Jacket – Sucheta

For a nighttime look, I flipped the jacket to the black side with the maroon and olive paisley pattern. I added the jacket’s printed sash and rolled up the sleeves of the jacket once to add some interest to the look with the contrast of the other side’s pattern. Then, I paired the jacket with black tights, black pumps, a black clutch and gold bangles. By using accessories suited for the evening, the Reversible Samira Jacket is perfect for a holiday party or dinner event. Similar to the gold side of the jacket, the black side can be worn in a multitude of other ways: buttoned up for a daytime look with leggings or unbuttoned with a little black dress underneath.

Almora Jacket – Vanitha
My personal favorite is the Almora jacket. It is the perfect single-layer black jacket that is versatile, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down. The deep pockets are practical and fun with hand-embroidery. My favorite part of it though, is the unique Ikat pattern of the jacket that will be sure to turn heads. Ikat is a traditional method of weaving that Marketplace artisan women use similarly to tie-dye, except the dye is applied to the threads prior to being woven. The Ikat style can be seen in many countries across different cultures including Latin America and Asia, and is said to possibly date back to being one of the oldest forms of textile patterns. This design of this jacket carries a lot of history and tradition behind it!


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