If you think that you can’t look put together wearing a message t-shirt and jeans, think again. As the lovely Penelope Cruz showed at a recent World AIDS Day event at the Empire State Building, the key to turning a simple tee / jeans combo into a winning look can be as simple as adding the right jacket.
Cruz’ jacket is a black shearling jacket from the Calvin Klein Fall 2010 collection, and it’s the kind of jacket that can have a place in countless winter outfits. And if Calvin Klein isn’t budget-friendly, no worries: you can get this great look for a lot less.
Victoria’s Secret makes a faux shearling jacket with a very similar “drapey” cut (which happens to be a flattering pregnancy look, as you can see on Penelope Cruz) that will only set you back $89. The generous cut of the jacket makes it a natural to go with your skinny jeans, but it could also go perfectly atop a mini skirt with opaque tights and boots. Add a chunky ring and hoop earrings, and you’re good to go!