Feeling Kind Of Blue

IMG_0084It may be May, but temps here in JC are still on the chilly side. That’s when a jean jacket becomes my day-into-night go-to. This one is by a Earl, a now defunct brand, and is at least 10 years old. I loved it the first day I wore it, and I love it even more all these years later. The fitted cut and dark wash create a more sophisticated, less slouchy silhouette. To keep it fresh, I like to add pins and buttons collected on trips and vintage trawls. Museum shops are great sources, too.

This “shop my closet” look combines two key pieces in the same palette but different patterns — a lightweight wool striped sweater and pleated silk skirt (love the hearts!). For day, I kept jewelry and accessories to a minimum — the sweater’s bowtie neckline instead of a necklace, an enamel bangle, my “splurge” yet super versatile tote and suede gladiators with heart detailing. For night, I upped the flash factor just a bit. I tucked the tie neckline inside the sweater and added a fun necklace, some sparkly bangles, sandals with a walkable block heel and grabbed a favorite clutch.

DAYTIME LOOK

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EVENING

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Jean Jacket: (old, Earl) Similar here and here (with a hint of stretch and on sale!)

Sweater: (old, J. Crew) Like this and have this one too (though heavier wool)

Skirt: (old, Red Valentino) Love this and this

Day Tote: Balenciaga, now in new stripe

Day Sandals: (old) Fun looks herehere and here

Day Bracelet: (old, J. Crew) Similar here and here (lots of colors, too)

Evening Clutch: (old, Claire Vivier) but love this and this from her newest collection

Evening Sandals: (old, Lanvin) So pretty (!) here, here and here

Evening Necklace: (old) Could easily add this and this to my rotation

Evening Bracelets: (old, Isabel Marant) but want/love/wish this and this

 

All photos by Chris & MP Allegaert