How to take a jeans-tee-sneaker look up to Polished Casual? Add a softly structured jacket like this one.
A Double-Breasted Jacket Goes Out To Lunch
My friend D is back in town, and we’ve been trying to get together for lunch for a few weeks now. We finally made it happen this week. The venue was casual/trendy so I decided to try out this look. (Yes, it’s another iteration of my Style Formula.)
Menswear-inspired jackets have been a big trend this spring. I love the look in concept and have tried on a few, but they often have wide lapels or other details that don’t work for me. I’ve always been wary of double-breasted jacket styles, but the long, collarless neckline on this one makes it more flattering. The fabric also has some softness to it, so the jacket drapes nicely when worn open. Rolling the sleeves gives it a more relaxed vibe. I’ve tried to balance the menswear element with some feminine accessories: large but delicate hoop earrings, a soft scarf, and a pearl bracelet.
I’ve been using this little metallic bag (gifted) quite often. It adds some punch to an outfit, and is a nice size and very lightweight.
More Boy-Meets-Girl Jackets…
I’m planning to finalize my travel wardrobe over the weekend, and will post early next week.