Two Ways to Style a Black & Gold Jacket

Jessica Sturdy, Chicago-based fashion, travel, and lifestyle blogger, styling a black and gold embroidered jacket for the holidays.

The holiday season is in full swing and I’m seizing every opportunity to dress up in my sparkliest separates! I picked up this black and gold embroidered jacket at Old Navy just before Thanksgiving and it’s been one of my go-to pieces for creating festive looks for all sorts of occasions. (Parties, dinners, cocktails, or even just meetings.) It’s the perfect topper for a variety of black and gold outfits, for both the holiday season and beyond. (I think we could all use a little extra shimmer come January and February!) Here, I styled it two different ways for dressier holiday gatherings! I’ve also worn it atop a black turtleneck sweater, grey jeans, and over-the-knee boots for a casual (but jazzy!) daytime outfit.

Jessica Sturdy, Chicago-based fashion, travel, and lifestyle blogger, styling a black and gold embroidered jacket and velvet cami for the holidays.

What have you been wearing for holiday get-togethers so far this month? I’m not going to lie, most of my dressier looks have been rooted in black and gold. I keep feeling like I should try to break the mold, but hey, you know how the saying goes… If it ain’t broke! Black and gold has always been one of my favorite fancy combinations to add a little glitz and I think that was passed down from my mom at a young age. It’s one of her favorites, as well. (And if you’re been reading for a few years, you might remember that my old logo and branding was black and gold, too! #flashbackfriday)

I love how black and gold is classic and timeless, too. It’s festive and fancy and works for pretty much any holiday… Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and more!

Bows & Sequins styling a shimmery gold midi skirt for a holiday party or New Years Eve.

Jessica Sturdy, Chicago-based fashion, travel, and lifestyle blogger, styling a black and gold outfit for the holidays.

Bows & Sequins styling a full gold skirt for the holidays.

Bows & Sequins styling black and gold military-inspired pumps.

Bows & Sequins styling a black and gold embroidered jacket.

Bows & Sequins styling a black and gold jacquard jacket two different ways for holiday parties!

Bows & Sequins, Chicago-based lifestyle blogger, styling a black and gold jacket, velvet cami, and fluted skirt for a festive holiday party.

This black velvet cami has also been a favorite find from Old Navy this month. I can’t get enough velvet lately… Shoes, bags, tops, dresses, you name it. This cami is such a versatile piece, for both day and night. (Nothing better than having a closet full of wear-with-everything separates, am I right?)  I wore it for a meeting the other day, layered over a fitted black turtleneck with skinny jeans and booties. And it obviously works perfectly layered under a chic jacket or blazer instead of your go-to black blouse!

Bows & Sequins wearing a black and gold jacket with a velvet cami.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black and gold holiday outfit from Old Navy!

Get the Look…

Outfit #1
Old Navy Jacquard Jacket
Old Navy Velvet Cami
Gold Skirt (got in Hong Kong; similar here!)
Vince Camuto Strappy Heels
Old Navy Embossed Clutch (love this so much, have used it constantly!)
Michael Kors Watch
Black & Gold Ring (got in Hong Kong; similar here!)

Outfit #2
Old Navy Jacquard Jacket
Old Navy Lace Top
J.Crew Fluted Skirt (old; similar at Old Navy!)
Black Tights
Vince Camuto Strappy Heels
Old Navy Embossed Clutch
Michael Kors Watch
Black & Gold Ring (got in Hong Kong; similar here!)

Bows & Sequins wearing a black and gold jacket with a gold skirt.

Bows & Sequins styling a shimmery gold midi skirt for a festive holiday party or New Years Eve.

I got this gold skirt in Hong Kong at a little hole-in-the-wall boutique, but I found a few similar options online!

Bows & Sequins styling a black and gold jacket for a holiday party.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black and gold outfit perfect for a holiday party or New Years Eve.

Bows & Sequins wearing a festive black and gold outfit.

Bows & Sequins styling a shimmery gold skirt for a festive holiday party or New Years Eve.

A few more dressy finds from Old Navy…

Bows & Sequins wearing a black & gold jacket, black lace top, and gold skirt for a holiday party outfit.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black & gold jacket, black velvet cami, fluted skirt, black tights, and strappy pumps for a New Years Eve outfit.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black and gold outfit perfect for a holiday party.

Bows & Sequins styling a shimmery gold midi skirt for a festive Christmas party or New Years Eve.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black & gold embroidered jacket and black velvet top for a holiday party.

Bows & Sequins styling a shimmery gold midi skirt and a black and gold jacket for a holiday party or New Years Eve.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black and gold jacquard jacket, black lace yoke top, and a gold skirt for a Chirstmas party during the holiday season.

Bows & Sequins wearing a black & gold jacket, black velvet cami, fluted skirt, black tights, and strappy pumps for a holiday party outfit.

Created in partnership with Old Navy

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9 Comments

  1. 12.10.16
    Emily Piskulick commented:

    what adorable looks! xo

    http://www.dearserendipity.com/

  2. 12.10.16

    SUCH cute looks. I just saw those scrappy Vince Camuto heels at Nordstrom last night and I think I officially have my eye on them. Enjoy your weekend, Jess!

    Meghan | http://www.lincolnparkmintue.com

  3. 12.10.16
    Natali commented:

    Both outfits are super cute, festive and so glamorous! Love your jacket!

    http://latroffashion.com

  4. 12.10.16
    Jen commented:

    That backdrop is perfect for this festive outfit!

    Jen | affecionada

  5. 12.10.16
    Berty Morales commented:

    Absolutely beautiful. In love with both of these looks, and I also love how you styled this gorgeous jackets two different ways, even the shoes too,

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less!
    https://madforfashionforless.wordpress.com

  6. 12.11.16
    abigail commented:

    Love the jacket!

    Abigail Alice x

  7. 12.11.16
    Elle commented:

    You look stunning! Wish the jacket wasn’t sold out. Great outfits for many occasions!
    xo elle // https://splashofpreppy.com

  8. 12.11.16
    Kelsey commented:

    Both of these outfits are gorgeous I love this jacket!
    Kelsey | petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com

  9. 12.11.16
    amelia commented:

    Obsessed with this jacket! It’s perfect for the holidays!!