Happy Wednesday my friends! Sharing a little recap of what this series is all about in case you’re new here (or new to the series). I am sharing a different piece each week that has been styled 3 different ways to give you ideas of how to style and re-style beloved and new pieces in your wardrobe. Versatility and comfort is the name of the game here and I am trying to be sure I get at least 30 wears out of each and every piece I add to my closet as well as ones I have been wearing and loving already. In an effort to be a more conscious shopper I have been learning how to slow things way down and really be sure I need and love a piece before I keep or add it to my wardrobe.
The only area of my closet that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention is my light jackets. This time of year I typically need one to layer up for mornings and evenings and remove during the peak warm hours of the day. Typically I reach for a cardigan but recently I’ve wanted something a little less cozy-granny and a little more sporty-chic. Enter the cotton/knit moto jacket. Somewhere between casual jean jacket and fancy suede moto it’s perfect for this time of year. I had my eye on a beautiful nude Theory linen one and while I loved it so much (still do) I could not justify the price tag for a linen jacket since the warm season is just too short to really enjoy it. After a lot of self control of staring at it in my cart while not pushing ‘purchase’ I stumbled upon this perfect mid-weight cotton blend one from Ann Taylor.
Moto jackets tend to fall into the ‘dressy’ category for a lot of us and while they are super easy to dress up, if you find one in the right material they can easily be dressed down. This one is perfect for any occasion and is actually thick enough to keep you warm once the blustery fall days show up. The color leans a bit pinky-nude and plays well with just about any other color in your closet but I especially love how it looks with blacks, grays and whites. What can I say, I’m a neutral creature by nature. 😉 It runs TTS and you can definitely fit a fine knit sweater and long sleeve under it for warmth.
I paired it 3 different ways for ya just to show you how easily you can dress it down or up. Pair it with an all white look, some cognac accessories and a bold wine lip for an easy family date night or weekend brunch look. Or, go super casual (my favorite) and pair it with some slinky jogger pants, gray cotton tank and a tennis shoes for a sport-chic look for errands or even travel. And of course, it pairs perfectly with a soft spun midi dress, tortoise earrings and brown suede booties for an effortless date night look. You honestly can pair it with 99% of your existing wardrobe so for me this is a definite add to my closet.
Any fall jackets you’re really feeling this year? Any that need some additional playing with and styling tips? Let me know below!