Next time you find yourself shopping for jackets that will be both warm and stylish, keep in mind a few top styles that look fantastic no matter what else is in fashion and you can guarantee you’ll look fantastic. The jean jacket (or denim jacket) is always a popular choice, largely because it’s so versatile, meaning it can go with almost any outfit. You have the choice of light or dark denim as well as tailored options or a looser fit depending on your tastes and what suits you.
A second jacket option that goes with almost any outfit – and looks good on any woman – is the blazer. Pinstripe blazers are fantastic at creating the slimming effect and everyone can benefit from the great tailoring and cut of the fabric, which will show off your figure to the best effect. Wear your blazer to the office or formal events for a great look or, alternatively, team it with jeans and heels for a cute casual look that will look fantastic on all women.
Next up is the leather jacket. This is always popular among both designers and women and it’s not hard to see why. You can choose from a range of styles here, including the trench, blazer cut, shearling and leather bomber jacket. The choice is fantastic as it means you can pick the one that best suits your shape. Black leather is, of course, the classic option, but you could also choose brown or grey leather to suit your coloring or to create a slightly softer look.
Another style of jacket that offers you loads of choice is the gilet. For this one, imagine spring or summer barbecues in the evening. It’s great as a lightweight cover-up without smothering you as it has no sleeves. Go for a fur gilet for a bit of bohemian chic, or a suede option with fur detailing, which is also super cute. If you’re looking for a bit more warmth, then the padded gilet – available in a range of colors – is an absolutely fantastic option.
Our final choice is the biker jacket. These come with great padding to keep out the cold and you know that you’ll be really warm when you’re wearing one as they’re specially insulated and designed for extreme conditions. Create a great, feminine look with a tailored biker jacket – you don’t have to be a biker or rock chick to get away with this look as there is a style to suit everyone. No matter which jacket you choose, you can be sure of looking awesome.
THE JAZZ GALA: AMERICAN ALL STARS WITH THE RODGER FOX BIG BAND
A star spangled night from the USA featuring Tony Lindsay, the lead vocalist for the group Santana who has garnered 11 Grammy Awards®. Tony based in San Francisco, first toured with SANTANA in 1991 and can be heard on the 1992 release, Milagro. When not touring with SANTANA, he sings for Spang-a-Lang, a local R&B/Jazz/Pop group he founded that has opened for several well-known acts, including Curtis Mayfield, Jr. Walker, Tower of Power, and Average White Band, to name a few. As an individual, Tony has recorded or performed with several artists, including Tevin Campbell, O'Jays, Al Jarreau, Steve Winwood, Johnny Gill, Teddy Pendergrass, Aretha Franklin, and Lou Rawls.
He is joined by drummer Dave Weckl, a jazz fusion drummer who performs with Chick Corea Electric Band and Mike Stern Trio, Los Angeles based saxophonist Adam Schroeder and Alex Sipiagin – who has performed with Dave Holland, Michael Brecker, and the Mingus groups on trumpet. They will be performing with Rodger Fox and The Rodger Fox Big Band in a night to be remembered.
Pre-theatre dining is available at Limelight Cafe. Check out their menu. Bookings are essential on 527 9436.
Gillies Group Theatre
Tickets: $45 Adult | $40 Concession (Friends of Expressions/Jazz Club Members/Piano Club Members) | $20 Student