When you are thrifting or looking at a fabulous jacket from the sale rack, consider the fit at the shoulders first. Other alterations are more reasonable, but shoulder alterations are so expensive, you might as well buy a full-price blazer that fits you better.
The pants and tank are different fabrics, but both are black. When you wear unrelated garments in the same color, vary the textures. This trick will make your look more interesting and less like the pieces don’t match.
When the temperatures drop, it is time to cover the toes. With casual shoes such as loafers or short boots, I wear crew socks or opaque black tights. With dressier shoes, I wear black pantyhose. The more formal the look, the sheerer (lower denier) the hose should be.
Denier refers to the thickness of the yarns used to knit a pair of tights or pantyhose. The higher the denier, the thicker the fabric. Opaque tights begin at 30 denier, and 5 denier are ultra-sheer pantyhose.
Now let’s discuss the proper jacket fit. Notice the bunching at the shoulder area of my jacket? (B) The edge of the jacket extends beyond the end of my shoulder. (A) I have lost so much weight this year that it no longer fits. As is the case with most of my beloved jackets and blazers, so I am letting them go.
The jacket on the left is size 8. The one on the right is size 10.