after putting together this outfit, i realized that maybe i’ve been wrong about outerwear all these years. maybe jackets could be power players in my wardrobe, i just had to find the right ones with the right fit.
it had been idling in my banana republic shopping cart for weeks but now was on super sale. i took it as a sign and hit “purchase” before i could think twice. gosh i’m such a sucker for a good deal.
and a cute jacket, apparently.
it’s funny that i picked up this military-inspired jacket in a muted olive shade since i had just been drawn to the color on my recent visit to madewell. i tried on this cardigan in a pretty dark green but ended up passing on it since it was a bit too oversized for my liking.
besides its color, what i love about the typically masculine silhouette of the jacket are the bell sleeves which instantly add a touch of femininity. it’s truly the perfect combination of hard and soft. i played up that softness by pairing it with a lace tank and my wide-leg cropped jeans (because i can’t stop wearing them). while i would normally accent the green with a rich camel color in my accessories, i decided to opt for black instead. my newest natalie borton necklace was the perfect compliment with its mix of handmade clay beads and brass hardware, as was my black crossbody bag and black and white dotted flats.
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