All The Ways I Wouldn’t Normally Think To Wear A Jacket

I must admit, I used to put way too much thought into wearing jackets. I would think things like, “I can’t wear this jacket, it doesn’t match my outfit. I can’t wear this jacket, the shirt under is too bulky and/or long for the jacket. I can’t wear this jacket, it’s too casual for the outfit.” I was overthinking it! I was reminded of all of these thoughts when I was getting dressed on this day. I love my new ruffle sweatshirt, and for half a second I thought, I can’t wear a jacket over my ruffle sweatshirt because it’s too bulky and the jacket will cover the ruffle. Well, I’m glad I’ve given up my overthinking tendencies for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is style. For one, it’s liberating, but it’s also stylish. Some of the most stylish women you see throw things together out of necessity, and not only does it work, but it looks effortless and chic. Check out all the ways I wouldn’t normally think to wear a jacket but that look so on point:Outfit Links: Jacket- Michael Kors for similar, Sweatshirt- Love, Fire, Pants- Here and here for similar, Shoes-Kenneth Cole for similar, Sunglasses- Celine, Watch- Kate Spade

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A jacket worn under a coat. <photo source>

A jacket worn on top of a long cardigan. <photo source>

A jacket worn on top of a crisp blouse paired with sandals.  <photo source>

A jacket worn on top of an extremely chunky turtleneck.  <photo source>

A jacket worn as a statement piece.  <photo source>

A jacket worn as a shirt. <photo source>

If I didn’t convince you of the importance of jackets in your wardrobe in last Wednesday’s post, maybe this post did -ha!

Here are my favorite jackets in my wardrobe.

C. Style pictures by Traci Ling

12 Comments

  1. Jeanie February 20, 2017

    Some of these look like definite “dont’s.

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    • Carly Lee February 21, 2017

      Ha! That’s funny. I love them all!

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  2. Mary Beth February 20, 2017

    I love this sort of encouragement to stop overthinking it a just throw things in in the way that we see fit! It really is a relief to adopt that attitude and I do think it leads to greater style.

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    • Carly Lee February 21, 2017

      Yes, you put it perfectly, “It’s a relief!”

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  3. Amanda February 21, 2017

    Your last post inspired me to get the anthro jacket you listed, but in the army print.(and I’m not normally an army print person)Love it!

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    • Carly Lee February 21, 2017

      I’m so glad! I’m loving my jacket so much I want the army print now, too. Eeeeek!

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  4. Claire Burke February 21, 2017

    Loving all of these looks!! I LOVE jackets! And you are so right- some of the chicest looks are those that are put together out of necessity and look effortless!

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    • Carly Lee February 21, 2017

      Thanks Claire!

      Reply
  5. Rachel February 22, 2017

    You look adorable, and the jacket looks great. Question for you: I’d love to get that sweatshirt but they don’t have it at the Nordstrom where I live so I can’t try it on. Can you tell me about sizing? Debating the small vs. xs. Thanks for any help!

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    • Carly Lee February 22, 2017

      Hi, Darn it, I meant to include sizing! 🙄 I am wearing an xs. I hope this helps.

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    • Carly Lee February 26, 2017

      Happy you stopped by!

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