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Satin Jacket

Satin is a soft, luxurious material that is ideal for formal and evening wear, as well as office attire. These coat designs are sleek and elegant, which lend well to several looks. Three easy-to achieve match-ups with a silk jacket are the monochrome look, a subtle contrast and high contrast. Monochrome is very sophisticated, a subtle contrast is slightly more casual, while high contrast is powerful and attention-grabbing. Men and women can both achieve any of these looks.

The monochrome look with a silk jacket is easily done with blue, white, black, navy or any other basic color. Select a dress coat and slacks or a skirt in the same material and color. With satin, stick with other shiny fabrics, such as silk or rayon. The trick is wearing the same color from head to toe, including accessories. One exception is a men's watch, which should coordinate well with the color of the material, for example, a brown watch with cream or beige clothes or a silver stainless steel watch with black, navy or grey sports coat, pants and shirt. Men can choose styles by Lauren by Ralph Lauren and others.

Subtle contrast involves using lighter hues with darker ones, or using a color that complements, rather than contrasts with, the rest of the outfit. For example, a navy suit coat and pants or skirt can be worn with a shirt in light to medium blue, or perhaps silver or grey. This is more casual than a monochrome look, and is ideal for the office, business lunches, brunches, pre-wedding festivities and other dress functions. With earth tones, such as brown, choose shirts or blouses in cream to beige. With black, match it to blues or greys.

High contrast is bold and daring, but the perfect way to make a powerful statement. With a black blazer and slacks or skirt, choose a stark white shirt and red tie or scarf. For a light grey suit, pick a black shirt and red tie or scarf. Dark grey contrasts just as black. With a white suit, choose a navy or black shirt and complement with red. These color combinations work exactly like the “power tie” to make a decisive statement about high ambition and a will to succeed.

Find a men's or women's satin jacket for dress or office wear now at Macy's.

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