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Four Ways: A Denim Jacket

A good denim jacket works magic with casual attire.  Light wash, dark wash, a little distressed, whatever suits your style.  Here are a few outfits to wear yours with.

Madewell Denim Jacket (<$90)

I usually like a darker wash, but this perfectly aged lighter wash just spoke to me.  I also like this darker jacket from Oasis.  And Gap’s Icon Denim Jacket is a classic.  Plus-size?  Madewell has you covered, same with petites.

One. Eileen Fisher Tunic // Vince Camuto Ponte Pants // Rothy’s Camo Points // Sterling Forever Pendant 

If it’s still chilly where you are, this simple, comfortable outfit bridges the gap between winter and spring.  The tunic is a classic, but you can find a similar look for much less from Daily Ritual.  It’s an easy item that pairs well with jeans, leggings, or a simple pencil skirt.

Here, I paired it with a pair of simple, comfortable ponte trouser that is very comfortable.  I also recommend these affordable skinny pull-on pants from Rack.

Add a simple necklace for a bit of extra.  Oh, and don’t miss the dark camo Rothy’s.  These are really the perfect relaxed shoe for black pants.  For the hair, I would wear it down in loose waves.

Two. Madewell Raglan Dress (sale priced) // Veja Gold Sneaker // Cognac Alexa Tote // AllSaints Hexagon Hoops

How fabulous is the dusty pink color of this Madewell dress?  I snapped it up for summer.  The midi-length and side vents make it good for now and for summer.  Also, in plus.

I chose a simple sneaker in preparation for days spent at farmer’s markets and walking downtown.  These Veja sneakers are everywhere.  I also like these very cool Stan Smith sneakers and these open-back Superga sneakers.  All pairs are under-$150 (because they’re sneakers, and paying more seems unnecessary).

I added a cool bag (such a neat shape and good price) and a pair of Ray-Ban aviators.  I also chose these AllSaints earrings.  If you’ve never looked into AllSaints jewelry, do.  It’s the perfect mix of classic and cool at a reasonable price.

To spice it up, I’d wear a rich berry hue on my fingers.  I always like OPI’s Bogota Blackberry.

Three. Ann Taylor Paperbag Trouser (50%-off) // Polo Ralph Lauren Button-Up // BR Toe-Ring Sandal (<$50!) // Shashi Chain of Command Bracelet

I just wanted a reason to use these fantastic, verdant AT trousers.  They’re so bright and cheery.  These wider-crop AT pants are also nice and come in several colors. To complement the bright pant, I chose the simplest shirt possible.

These toe-ring sandals are a fabulous basic.  Casual, easy.  I also like these mid-price Greek style sandals, very chic.  Need a wide shoe?  Try these from Softwalk.

For this look, I would wear my hair up; keep it off my collar.  I like this very simple low bun.

Four. Madewell Striped T-Shirt Dress (<$30) // Hush Puppies Kendal Flat // Mixed Chain Horn Pendant

I don’t have a lot of bandwidth to think about my appearance right now.  This outfit couldn’t be simpler.  Striped dress, red shoe, long necklace, denim jacket, done.  No thinking, just classics.

I like the Madewell t-shirt dress.  I bought this Amazon Essentials dress last summer and was very happy with the quality for the price.  Plus-size?  Try this Eloges dress from Zulily.

The shoes for this outfit are supposed to be very comfortable.  I would also consider the Everlane 40-hour flat.

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  1. Julia A Thompson says:

    Love all of outfits for today. Thank you for continuing your blog as I look forward to it everyday!

    April 9, 2020/Reply
  2. Danielle says:

    I love all of these outfits! Can’t wait to break up WFH by trying some of these out. Thanks for continuing with the blog during these crazy times. It’s a highlight of my day!

    April 9, 2020/Reply
  3. dolores says:

    How much I miss your “four/three/two ways”…………. thanks for latest one….

    April 10, 2020/Reply
  4. Kat says:

    Thx for continuing to post and let us daydream about farmers markets, coffees in outdoor cafes with friends and the clothes we will “need” for those and other fun activities. I also appreciate the other thoughtful posts you have been doing. I have found that I need to keep away from twitter and all but essential news or I get too down. As a result, blogs like yours are really helpful, letting me feel connected and encouraging daydreams.

    April 10, 2020/Reply
  5. MM says:

    Oh I love this four ways post – thank you!!

    April 10, 2020/Reply