You may have been noticing me re-wear a few favorites lately, like this camel coat and black skirt, this navy blazer, Monday’s coat, the wool jacket in today’s post and others that are coming to the blog soon. In an effort to stick with my New Year’s resolution of better budgeting, I’m truly trying to shop my own closet! I hope you don’t find this boring, but rather more helpful, so you can discover multiple ways to wear the items I share on here. I last wore this jacket on the blog here, when I was in Paris with my family.
To be honest, I sort of forgot I owned this jacket… it’s been sitting in a closet downstairs and I only rediscovered it a couple weeks ago! I purchased it while I was in London in 2015, and it was such a dynamic piece to pair with jeans while traveling. It’s warm but not heavy, making it the ideal item to throw in a suitcase or even wear on the plane! Green is not a color I wear a bunch, so I thought it was a unique option for my wardrobe when the urge to mix things up would arise.
This sort of outfit is also what you can find me in on a day-to-day basis this time of year. Working from home allows me to wear whatever I want, but because I have an employee now I like to look put together every day. I’ve pretty much said goodbye to the days where I wear Lululemon 24/7! My everyday uniform is basically a pair of trusty skinny jeans, a tee, blouse or sweater, and a pair of comfortable shoes. Add or remove a few layers like a moto jacket, scarf, or a coat like this one, and you’ve got my look down pat! It’s a ready-for-anything, but comfortable-enough-for-the-couch kind of look.
Here are some of my go-to closet staples I use when putting these looks together:
- For denim, I love Hudson’s Nico, Hudson’s Barbara, J BRAND’s Maria and J.Crew Factory’s High-Rise Skinny Jeans. All have great mid- to high-rise fits and are skinny all the way to the ankle! Perfect for tucking into all kinds of boots, or wearing with heels!
- The tee I’m wearing here is THE GREAT’s Boxy Crew, which is unfortunately sold out in the color I’m wearing… BUT they have two similar styles: the destroyed boxy crew + the U-Neck tee, both in the same color I’m wearing! It’s the ideal eggshell shade. Not too stark white, not too ivory.
- For a comfortable day-to-night boot, you can’t go wrong with Rag & Bone’s Newbury boot. Sure, it’s an investment, but it’s one of the best ones I’ve ever made. I have these boots in three different colors, and wear them all. the. time. I’ve had my black pair and tan pair for four years now, and still wear them every fall/winter season!
- Since my Zara coat is old, here are some other versatile short wool coats to check out: this trim peacoat comes in camel or black and would be a fabulous transitional staple! The stormflap detail on this coat adds some edginess and interest for a more modern look (it’s also under $100!). If you’re ready to trade in your black and grey for some spring hues, check out this pale pink ASOS coat.