Pink always seems to have a resurgence for Spring and this year is no exception. Yesterday’s dressing room diary was filled with pinks of varying intensities which certainly perks up my spirits. Today I’m styling a bright raspberry, faux-suede jacket that I’ve been anxiously waiting to arrive.
This bright pink jacket is super soft, faux-suede, and a perfect weight for Spring. It has plenty of stretch so even though it’s structured, it doesn’t feel confining. I’m a big fan of faux rather than real suede because it’s machine washable and easy to care for.
I did debate about getting it in the classic navy, but that would be too predictable for me, so I went all-in with pink! If 2020 taught me anything, it’s to have more fun where I can. It’s also available in this pretty soft beige here, but since I’ve had some highlights added to my hair, I was afraid that would be too close a match to my hair, so raspberry it is. I’m wearing a regular 0 (4-6) S …because it’s stretchy.
I mentioned here, that I knew these Hi-Rise Cuffed Jeans would make my legs appear shorter, but I wasn’t about to let that stop me from enjoying them. I’m wearing a petite 6. We need to remember that style rules are really just guidelines that we can choose to ignore if we like.
I tried on several pairs of shoes and ankle boots with these jeans, and in the end, these simple leather sneakers looked the best. My favorite ballet flats worked with these too, but the sneakers give more of the casual vibe I’m going for.
BTW- these sneakers are 3 years old. I’ve gotten more wear out of them than I anticipated because I discovered these magic erasers that keep them clean and white!
Because these jeans are cuffed, they do make my legs look shorter. I tried them on with a mid-hip length sweater which was totally out of proportion but this short jacket works. I skipped a belt because I thought it would be overkill with these metallic buttons and chop me in half more than I wanted.
I wore it with my white no-iron shirt and folded both cuffs back. I like the contrast of a soft jacket, crisp shirt, uber casual jeans, and spotless sneakers. This shirt was too tight across my back last fall and I almost donated it. I’m glad it survived the closet clean-out. I’m wearing an 8 regular.
As usual, I am wearing the David Yurman hoops that my daughter, Vanessa gave me for Christmas. It’s obvious I’ll have to force myself to mix things up in the earring department because I’m wearing these every day! As I look at this outfit, I realize any of the three colors would work in this faux suede jacket, but the raspberry is the most fun.
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Are you looking for fun in your clothes these days?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.