I won’t be posting casual outfits every Friday (in case you are wondering), but I am posting this one for two reasons.
First, this outfit includes SS2015 clothing and accessories. Au courant!
Second, the components of this outfit are basic pieces that can be found every year in a variety of fabrics and colors. These components, once acquired in a few of those varieties, can be assembled to create lots of smart outfits for casual Fridays, office retreats, and museum-going on the weekend. A teachable moment!
The heralded components are: an interesting top, a little jacket, a large scarf, jeans, and a casual bag.
I saw this jacket — which has been a JCrew staple for years — on sale several weeks and worried that the style was being discontinued, which prompted me to buy one.
In case you are wondering how much worry, allow me to provide some context:
Top Five Worries (March 2015)
1. Climate change
2. Income inequality
3. Infirmity in old age
4. Tidal waves
5. JCrew Downtown Field Jacket
My blouse you will note, is a little different than the one shown at Anthropologie:
I decided that the dots finishing the pointed hem were a little twee for a 45 year old. So snip, snip, snip. Tulle is so easy to work with; no hemming required.
Enjoy the weekend!
Top: Anthropologie Pina Lace Top; Liner: Commando Basic Cami; Jacket: JCrew Downtown Field Jacket; Scarf: Tory Burch Diamond Square Scarf; Bag: Les Toiles du Soleil Marin Orange Tote; Watch: Michele Serein 16 with crystal band; Jeans: JCrew; Shoes: French Sole New York; Sunglasses: Illesteva Marco in Blond/Light Tortoise