When it comes to cold-weather dressing, we instinctively think layering — both for practical reasons and for stylish, aesthetic choices. But for Jennifer Lopez, who typically resides in warmer climates, she get to ask us the question, ‘Jacket or no jacket?’ Lopez posted two photos of the same outfit, one with an Et Ochs Pre-Fall 2022 leather moto jacket, and one without.
Underneath the jacket, keeping with a theme of leather and alternative aesthetics was a AMI Paris Spring 2022 upside down bikini-style bra with a bold cutout right now the middle of the garment. If you’ve been watching fashion trends this year, you know that cutouts have been all the rage in our favorite celebrities.
This look payed homage to an edgier style, harkening back to the light layering of the 1990s red carpets à la Janet Jackson.
But what pushed this look over the edge, into something a little more luxurious and statement, was the inclusion of Bvlgari jewels laid gracefully on Lopez’s body.
But let’s get back to the question at hand: ‘Jacket or no jacket?’ Well it depends on the particular look she’s going for. With the leather jacket, this look channels something more-so you’d see on the red carpet before the performance, or perhaps something she’d wear while promoting her musical romantic comedy Marry Me (debuting on Peacock on Valentine’s Day).
But without the jacket, this look gives more of a music festival or streetwear vibe that you’d see walking down the sidewalks of Los Angeles or Miami, with loose-fitting pants to keep cool during the heat and plenty of skin exposed to get a good tan (with some weird tan lines).
But in our opinion, both looks are quintessentially JLo. They’re casual but with enough flare (via the Bvlgari jewels) that it gets pushed over the edge into luxury status. So our response to JLo becomes a simple, “why not both?”