Today I’m showing you how I am holding true to two style resolutions I made for myself in the coming year.
The first: Be more interesting in my outfit planning when time allows.
The second: Remix pieces I already own to avoid major financial ruin for my family at the hands of my shopping habits.
Believe it or not, I found this jacket in 2010 while shopping with friends for work pants at The Limited. I tried it on, and it just felt right. You know that feeling when you find a piece that was meant for you. But for some reason, I’ve struggled to style it past the leather jacket + graphic tee + jeans formula. I think it’s the cropped length on 5’11” me…
So last week while I was holed up in my home waiting for it not to be -30 outside, I began outfit creating again and put this look together, along with another I will feature later in the week. I like the contrast between the cropped length in the jacket and the tunic length in my sweater. Adding the scarf creates visual interest to the outfit, as do the rips in the jeans and the studs on the boots.
I wore a variation of this outfit this past weekend when I went wedding dress shopping with my sister. I tried it with basic dark skinny jeans (if you look at previous posts, you know I love Old Navy Sweetheart Skinny Jeans in dark rinse) for a more polished look.
What have I learned about my style? I can still stay true to myself AND look professional, polished, or whatever I need to pull off for any given occasion. Style does not have to check itself at the door when you enter your office, school, wherever you work.
The Limited jacket (as I said, five years old) | GAP cozy turtleneck sweater (in heather gray) | AE jegging (in dark destroy) | Old Navy scarf (no longer available online, check in store) | Target boots (last season)