For my last post on transitioning a denim jacket from summer to fall, I knew exactly what pieces I wanted to put together. I’ve been dreaming about this look ever since I bought this Joe Fresh dress. The colour palette of the print is giving me so many ideas, you guys.
This is one of my favourite types of fall outfit: layering a summer-weight dress with tights, scarves, and knits (or jackets). This particular dress has long sleeves, which also helps, but on a colder day, I could easily slip in a camisole or tank top underneath for extra warmth. (I love Kirkland brand tanks from Costco because they’re (a) inexpensive, (b) long, (c) not bulky.) Here, I’m wearing fleece-lined tights, which are basically the best invention ever for skirt- and dress-loving women who live in colder climates. I can’t believe it took me 30+ years to find out about them. Don’t miss out like I did!
And this concludes Cassie and my “One Piece Three Ways” series. I hope you guys enjoyed it – it was a ton of fun to put together. I used to do these kinds of posts more often, and I had forgotten how much fun it can be to play around with my closet (as opposed to being all utilitarian/pragmatic about it). Let me know if you enjoyed it, and if it’s something you’d like to see more of on the blog. And if you have ideas for another 1 x 3 post, drop them in the comments or via email (bluecollarredlipstick(at)gmail.com).
So, on Monday, Cassie and I showed you our takes on the denim jacket, summer style, so today it’s time to look forward towards – you guessed it – early fall.
Now, I am not one of those people who gets super excited about fall; I like it just fine, since it’s infinitely preferable to winter, but it doesn’t beat summer in my books. With that said, style-wise, it does provide an opportunity to try some different looks. Early fall, when the temperatures are still decent, is especially fun: all the layering possibilities, minus the cold and wetness.
When I saw Cassie’s outfit, I immediately fell in love … and decided I had to try it for myself. Immediately. Yep, I’m a big ol’ copycat. But I think it’s interesting how the same basic pieces – pencil skirt, plaid shirt, denim jacket – can still look so different and reflect our individual styles.
This outfit is probably a little too impractical for my typical weekend, but it has great potential as an alternative to casual Friday jeans at work. Better yet, it’s perfect for Canadian Finals Rodeo when the office has a “Be Seen in Jeans” theme happening for a week. Can’t wait! And I can’t wait to show you the last of our denim jacket looks – come back on Friday, will ya? (And don’t forget to check Cassie’s blog for more pics of her fantastic outfit!)
For some of us, the denim jacket is a (casual) wardrobe staple, and it’s certainly easy to sing its praises if you’ve a convert to its magical ability to go with absolutely everything. I wasn’t always, but I became one as soon as I found a denim jacket that fit me properly (not always an easy task). The thing about a denim jacket is that it works with different styles … and different seasons. That was the rationale, anyway, behind Cassie’s and my idea for this blog collaboration: transitioning the denim jacket from summer to fall, times two. Two different blogger’s closets, that is. Oh, and since we had so much fun coming up with outfits, we decided to each show you 3 ways to wear the denim jacket: summer, early fall, and late fall.
Up first, of course, the summer look. I love Cassie’s take on it, and wish I could find a pair of white jeans of my own to pull off a similar look – perfect for casual Fridays (or casual offices any time of the week), or the weekend. My take is a little more casual. I wear my denim jacket with just about everything whenever the weather calls for a topper; it hasn’t happened as often this summer in Edmonton, but there is still time! I decided to go with shorts for this outfit, because I’ve been basically living in shorts on weekends this summer.
There is nothing ground-breaking about this outfit, but the blue-white-black palette is clean and classic, and the denim jacket gives a bit of structure that makes the whole thing look more polished and put together. And it’s easy, breezy – which is all we really want on a beautiful summer day.
Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday and Friday for two more denim jacket looks! And don’t forget to check out Cassie’s blog, The Minuteglass, as well!