We’re back again with another monthly Fav Four! This month, we’ve got a new company with Star Wars sneakers, a not actually Rogue One t-shirt, a pilot themed wallet, and an awesome piece of The Little Mermaid inspired jewelry!
I went into Rogue One not expecting to come out with a Cassian Andor Problem AND YET HERE WE ARE. Obviously, because I’m me, that involves Cassian fashion. There were definitely a lot of takes on Cassian’s many different outerwear pieces but the Musterbrand jacket stood out. I’ve been a fan of their pieces for a while so it seemed appropriate that I finally get one and review it here.
Cassian Andor Jacket: Musterbrand
Olive Shirt: Express
Pencil Skirt: Express
Brown Boots: Bandolino
First impression when I opened it? Impressed. Very Impressed. Musterbrand is not messing around with the quality of their jackets. You might think by the pictures that this is a lightweight jacket. You would be wrong. The fabric’s definitely sturdy and the jacket has such a great weight to it. It won’t help too much on a frigid winter day but on a somewhat warmer one or for fall and spring, it’s perfect. Bonus: it’s incredibly comfortable.
The Cassian jacket has a pocket on either side and has a hidden one on the inside of the left side which comfortably fit my iPhone 6s. I also love that their most blatant Star Wars branding is confined to the inside lining. My favorite type of Geek Fashion is something that you can wear that a non-nerdy person wouldn’t look twice at but a fellow geeky would totally get. Since this is a more stylized version of one of Cassian’s jackets, it definitely counts.
The only thing I don’t like about the jacket is the velcro flap at the bottom. It’s fine when the jacket is closed but I’m not in love with how it just flaps around when you wear it open. Also, I do wish the sleeve detail was more inset like Cassian’s jacket actually is.
I do have to give a shout out to Musterbrand’s social media/customer service team. I was wavering about whether to get this jacket or not since it’s a men’s jacket and I’m a fairly small person. Their team worked with me to figure out what size would work (XS) and even made sure that I knew I could exchange/return it if it didn’t work out. Sizing wise, it’s a little bit bigger than I would normally wear but again, it is a men’s jacket so that’s not surprising. I’m interested to try one of their women’s cut jackets at some point and see how that sizing works.
So what’s the final verdict? If you’re looking for a non-literal take on Cassian Andor’s jacket and don’t mind dropping a few extra dollars for a quality jacket, Musterbrand’s offering is definitely worth your money. Bonus: Musterbrand’s currently offering 15% any order with the code ‘MB-Relaunch‘ and you should definitely take advantage while you can.
Are you still riding that Rogue One high? We’re still riding that Rogue One high. (Don’t talk to me about the Cassian Andor Problem I have now. I DID NOT ASK FOR THIS.) (Okay but actually more on That Problem in a week or two.)
ANYWAYS. Fairly close to Rogue One’s release, Hot Topic finally came out with their inspired collection and… honestly, I wasn’t terribly impressed with most of it. This sweater was definitely the standout though if you’re a fan of the cold shoulder trend! More importantly though, please check out these boots I found for this outfit. I’m not a huge fan of Steve Madden because they don’t fit my feet well but these are so damn cute for such a reasonable price that I’m tempted to buy them right freaking now.
Look, I LOVED Rogue One a stupid amount and while I may have ended up with a Cassian Andor Problem, I also really liked Jyn because HEY GIRL I get you and I also don’t care to smile frequently.
I won’t lie and pretend that I wasn’t thinking of Jyn when I bought this jacket a few months ago because I totally was. It may not match the shirt/vest combo she wears but it just felt right. The rest of the outfit came together from there. (Just pretend those are kyber crystals on the necklace.)
Olive Jacket: Express
Blue Shirt: Express
Gold Necklace: BaubleBar
Black Pants: Max Studio
Booties: Cole Haan
If you hadn’t seen it already, Kohl’s recently debuted a really neat Rogue One inspired collection. I swung by one of their stores a few weeks ago to check it out (and tweeted my experience with the entire collection) and ended up buying a few pieces. A holiday brunch was a great excuse to wear the jumpsuit for the first time!
Imperial Stars Jumpsuit: Kohl’s
Imperial Cog Necklace: The Colorful Geek
Silver Earrings: Ralph Lauren
Black Pumps: BCBG