The Jaclyn Smith fall 2014 collection is all about balancing elegant pieces with laid-back and whimsical essentials to convey a fun-loving spirit, while retaining an all-encompassing air of ladylike sophistication.
To achieve this perfect balance, graceful blouses with delicate pleats and beaded collars, rich tweed pieces in deep jewel tones, leggings resembling tuxedo pants, and romantic paisley print blouses with lace details are mixed with cheeky graphic print sweaters, utility shirts with playful animal prints, and skinny jeans and twill pants in perky shades.
Perfect for transitioning from summer to fall, the Jaclyn Smith Zipper-Front Tweet Jacket can be paired with a sheath dress or pencil skirt (like the new faux leather Jaclyn Smith Pencil Skirt) for a workplace-appropriate ensemble, or worn over a little black dress or a deep purple jumpsuit for a date night, or paired with jeans and a funky T-shirt for brunch with girlfriends. Contemporary yet elegant, this structured jacket features magenta, purple, black, and violet threads with an alluring metallic sheen, lightly padded shoulders that create a strong silhouette, and faux leather piping that adds a youthful and cosmopolitan touch.
Similarly, the Jaclyn Smith Jeweled Tweed-Panel Knit Dress features a rectangular tweed panel along the front — again in a deep plum color — that creates an enticing textural contrast when paired with the black knit fabric along the top of the bodice, the short sleeves, and the back panel. Jewel embellishments along the frock’s upper bodice add a luxurious vibe that makes the piece perfect for cocktail fêtes and special occasions. Luxurious accents, then, help to reinvent simple garments into elegant creations. Just look at the silver-toned seed beads adorning the round collar of the sleeveless, semi-sheer, white crepon Jaclyn Smith Beaded & Pleated Blouse, which features unexpected knife pleats along the chiffon back panel.
Along with these exquisite and polished pieces are cute-as-can-be pieces that can be worn on an everyday basis and can be dressed up or down — among them the Jaclyn Smith Utility Shirt, a classic button-down blouse with gold-toned buttons, epaulets details at the shoulders, button-tab long sleeves, and two chest pockets with pleated details that’s now available in an irresistible fox print reminiscent of the illustrations inside children’s books. But perhaps the most cheerful and vibrant yet laid-back offering in the collection is the Jaclyn Smith Dog Graphic Knit Sweater, a lightweight sweater emblazoned with a playful French bulldog graphic that’s so adorable it will make any gal feel like an alpha dog.