Sunday, January 22, 2012

Core item - Sussan striped jacket

For those of you that love Sussan clothes, you may be aware there was a recent drop - recent as in beginning of last week - as in, two weeks ago.

The time frame is important & here's why...

During the time since the drop, one item in particular has virtually sold out - within days of arrival.

Its a navy & white horizontal stripe ponte jacket with 3/4 sleeves & a single front button.

What is ponte?

Its a fabric that the designers started with & is now on the high street that is a thick stretch jersey with wonderful breathability. Compositions vary slightly, but this one is 75% viscose/20% nylon/ 5% elastene.

Yikes - horizontal stripes?

Dont worry about horizontal stripes making you look bigger - these are narrow, so that isnt a problem.

Its not lined, nor does it have shoulder pads - but the fabric is forgiving & it sits beautifully.

It has openings at the sleeves so they can be turned back & a single vent at the back for more ease.

Core items rock, they really do.

This is a classic item & always will be - no matter what the trends are for this season or the next ten seasons.

If your wardrobe frustrates you (50% of women will put their hand up here), this is a classic core piece which you should own that you can wear back with pants, jeans, skirts & dresses.

Granted its not glitzy, shoulder baring nor studded, but its smart, polished and can look sophisticated or casual depending on how you style it.

Given the enormous popularity of this item - it has to have something special going for it - suggest if you are near a Sussan in the next day or so, ask for it, try it on & if it looks good, buy it. Its $110.

Its also on their web site - do peek (

Did I buy one?

I tried it on & it looked great. But guess what? I am the queen of core pieces. Seriously.

I already have something virtually identical which I had purchased last summer from David Jones from a German brand called Basler.

As the queen of core pieces I also have two cheapies, one in black with white stripes & the other in white with black stripes - both from Ally (great cheap & cheerful store near Wynyard station in Sydney). I wear the cheapies when I am grocery shopping or very very casual.

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