May 14, 2009

Short & Savvy: 3/4 Sleeve Jacket

Even though summer is almost upon us but I still find the need to put on a light jacket in the early hours of the morning. And as I live in Southern California, night time can become quite chilly even now. For this purpose I have purchased quite a few half and 3/4 sleeve length jackets and cardigans because a gal can't not have too many of these light jackets. I do prefer this trend because I am quite petite and this style is perfect for my slight frame.

I have had readers write me about how to wear shorter sleeve jackets so taking this opportunity to discuss this issue. There is really no different between wearing a short sleeve jacket vs. a normal long sleeve jacket. So what are some ways to wear short sleeve jackets?

1. In the summer I have worn short sleeve suits to meeting. I would just pair a sleeveless or short sleeve shirt underneath.
2. Layering a long sleeve fitted top or shirt or sweater under a shorter sleeve jacket is very stylish too.
3. Short sleeve jackets are the perfect topper for a dress. Visually shorter sleeve jackets are so much lighter than a normal sleeve length jacket.

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Basic 3/4 sleeve length jacket

1. Valentino black jacket $990 via Valentino --- A basic black jacket, a gal can't never have too many!
2. Ann Taylor black fitted jacket $169 via Ann Taylor --- a savvy substitute for the Valentino
3. Akris vertical grey/white jacket $1290 via Saks --- A perfect spring and summer jacket

What about 3/4 length sleeve with personality?

4. Ellen Tracey leather jacket $498 via Saks
5. Elizabeth and James $395 via Nordstrom ---- A pop of color is savvy!
6. Mike + Chris military jacket $195 via Nordstrom
7. Marc by Marc Jacob eyelet jacket $348 via Nordstrom
SG's favorite denim and linen!!

8. 7 for all mankind $250 via Nordstrom --- I would roll up the roll of my denim jacket in the summer to pair with a cute feminine dress.
9. Summer linen jacket $138 via Banana Republic --- Linen might wrinkle but a great piece for light summer looks. I do like the wrinkled grungy look.
10. Juicy fitted blazer $248 via Nordstrom --- My favorite (have my eyes on this) piece!!! This will be perfect with so many looks: polish pants/skirt for a casual chic look, tee and white jeans for a casual look and cute summer dress for a classic feminine look.

So savvy readers, do you like 3/4 sleeve length jacket and how do you wear this style?

21 comments:

  1. Last year I got a short-sleeved jacket which I thought was a crazy idea at first, but it turned out to be so useful and perfect for so many summer occasions.

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  2. Hi there-I love this look too, I've a couple of blazers and denim jacket with short sleeves, perfect for summer!

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  3. I adore short sleeved jackets for summer! I use them all the time! Last year I bought a very short sleeved one and couldn't imagine how much I was going to wear it!

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  4. I love short sleeve jackets. It pulls together any blah outfit without making it too formal.

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  5. I LOVE Armani jackets!

    FM~FP

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  6. I love 3/4 sleeves. I have this really pretty cream eyelet jacket, from BR, that I love. Haven't worn it this year yet.

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  7. I heart Juicy blazer.

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  8. great piece honey, i like how fresh and modern short sleeve jackets are.i LOVE when the worn over long sleeved garments.so chic.
    muah x
    marian

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  9. I love a bracelet length sleeve! So many beautiful choices and styling tips here! I like a sheer long sleeve blouse peeking out from under a 3/4 sleeve jacket...

    Love your new profile pic, btw!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. I love the jackets you posted, except for the denim. I'm not a fan of denim jackets anymore, it's so 2002! Gosh, how the years go by!! I love 3/4 sleeves though, they are so casual and fresh.

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  11. I have to agree -- 3/4 length sleeves look amazing on petite girls. =) I love wearing them!

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  12. the Armani jacket is my favorite - i love the bow sash in the front!
    i'm a big fan of 3/4 length sleeves - it's what i'm wearing now!
    xox

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  13. I have never owned 3/4 anything; but I kind of like that Ann Taylor jacket - very cute!

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  14. I like 3/4 sleeve jackets! But the weather here is either too hot or too cold for it!! So I only get to wear my 3/4 sleeve jacket maybe a month out of the whole year :( booo

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  15. I like 3/4 sleeves specially in the summer. It great when hot outside and perfect when inside the office. Great picks and the variety of fabrics.

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  16. they are great pieces to have!!!

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  17. Almost all my jackets look like 3/4 sleeve jackets...that's because I'm a alien with very long hands.:) I like your selection!

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  18. I love 3/4 length sleeve jackets. It's nice for the spring when it's warmer but I wear them in the winter too and just layer a long sleeve shirt so it pops out. i like the look!

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  19. Can a person with long arms wear the 3/4 or bracelet sleeve jackets?

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  20. I don't see why not. With longer arms, sleeves will just be slightly shorter but the overall look shouldn't be different.

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  21. 3/4 sleeve jackets make you look taller and slimmer, and looks great on all body types!

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