Spring has arrived in my neck of the woods and although the trees are all blooming, we still have lots of time before it really warms up. I have spring on the brain so decided to style some florals. Say what? Yup. I’m not a huge fan of florals on me, #understatment, so I decided to give it a shot with denim. For today’s look, I’m pairing an elongated moto jacket with a pair of floral jeans.
Most moto-type jackets are waist-length. I don’t mind when my tops show below a jacket, but many women find them hard to style so this longer version gives you more options. It’s a soft twill in a cool-toned sage color that seems to be everywhere this spring. It’s a pastel that’s not too sweet so it’s right up my alley. It also comes in pale, azalea pink in sizes regular and petite, 0-20.
The twill has a nice amount of stretch so I was able to size down to a 00 in regular, which I never wear, so it runs a bit large. You can see from this picture that my long arms need the regular over the petite. The asymmetrical zipper is one of those things I would seldom if ever zip up, but you could if you wanted and take advantage of the slimming effect that asymmetrical seams give.
I styled it with these floral girlfriend jeans which have more of a straight than skinny leg. The stretchy fabric is super comfy and also has a so slimming front panel to help smooth the tummy area. The floral pattern is painted on the right thigh and the bottom of the left leg so if your thighs are an area you’d rather not accentuate, beware this will draw more attention to them.
I’m wearing a regular 6 (0.5). I did try on the petite’s which were a full 4″ shorter and felt too short for my taste. Maybe when it’s warmer, but right now it just feels better to have my ankles covered. They have an unfinished hem so you could easily shorten them with a quick snip of the scissors or hem them if you’re more comfortable with that look. They’re also available in tall sizes 2-20.
I wear these ballet flats more often than not these days because they seem to coordinate with everything I’m wearing. Let’s hear it for buying shoes in your favorite color:). They are described as French-girl chic, I call them a classic. They’re available in 12 colors, sizes 3 – 14, narrow, medium, and wide! They have a comfy insole and a working drawstring that you can snug up or loosen to get the perfect fit.
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This 100% knit linen top has a polo collar which is a nice, stepped-up alternative to a plain tee. The 3/4 sleeves and breathable fabric will be very appreciated when the scorching weather rolls around…and we know it will! It comes in 8 colors, sizes 2-20, petite and regular. I thought I’d like this shirt in peony but the paler colors are not completely opaque so I passed and chose this olive. As it turns out, I like the way it coordinates with the sage jacket. I’m wearing a 4-6 regular and could have also worn the petite so it runs true to size.
Do you wear tops that are longer than your jacket?