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Lucky magazine loves jean jackets



Basics-jeanjacket Remember how Harper's Bazaar had poor Deal Diva Letitia wondering if she should ditch her tried-and-true jean jacket?

Well, not all fashion editors are hatin' on this American staple.

The July 2009 issue of Lucky magazine gives not one, but TWO shout-outs to jean jackets. In a spread about updating "core wardrobe favorites," the mag suggests pairing a light-wash jean jacket with a coordinating chambray sundress. (The look works; however, DON'T mistake that idea as license to wear jean on jean or to blend different tones of denim.)

Lucky's July covergirl (and Ugly Betty actress) Becki Newton also shows some love for the jean jacket. She included it on her "must-own" list, saying, "Every girl needs a classic jean jacket in her wardrobe. But you have to make sure the arms are fitted, otherwise it's just boxy and weird."

Take that, Harper's Bazaar.

Jean jackets aside, Lucky magazine devotes the entire issue to clothing, accessories and beauty products that cost less than $100. The editor-in-chief calls this task "slightly overwhelming," which is a slightly annoying statement in light of the fact that not too many people I know spend $100+ on any one item to wear, but kudos to the glossy for acknowledging the current economic realities.

~ Deal Diva Colleen

(Photo: Lucky magazine)

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:17pm]


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