This is not a sponsored post, but my friends at Chico’s sent me some fun pieces, including this cool blazer, so I want to share how I wear it.
This borrowed from the boys, long plaid boyfriend jacket is a soft gray and ivory color that feels anything but masculine to me. Because it’s longer than I usually wear, I played with color and other details to help me look taller.
My photographer overlooked the rooster tale on my hair, so please ignore it in these pictures 🤣.
I chose jeans and a top in soft colors that have very little contrast to the jacket. This helps me look taller the same way a column of the same color would.
This turtleneck is a similar Ecru to what’s in the blazer. I love how stretchy and lightweight they are. Perfect for layering and never tight around my neck. I opted for these Girlfriend Jeans in Harvest moon wash (marked way down). Their soft gray matches the stripes in the plaid. I’ve always had a weakness for colored denim and am particularly fond of neutral options.
Would I look taller with a pair of heels? Of course! But my feet aren’t happy in them, so I’m wearing these Rothy’s slip-on sneakers in a gray so pale, they almost look white. Because these sneakers and all Rothy’s shoes are machine washable, I can wear pale colors without worrying about them getting dirty. Dark shoes would have drawn the attention to my feet…I’d rather people look at my face:)
A belt the color of my top would have made my torso look longer. One the same color as the jeans would make my bottom half look longer. I had neither so I skipped one altogether. A dark or contrasting belt would have focused the eye on my waist and .cut my look in half. I tucked the turtleneck in and bloused it over the waistband a bit so you see more of my legs.
To keep the look as light as possible, I added this multi-strand silvertone necklace and earrings. I love the combination of the shiny finish with a hammered texture. It visually blends right into the top, so it doesn’t stop the eye from moving up and down my outfit.
My lip color is my current favorite combo of this lip stain in Fascination, liner in Crazy In Love, topped with this lipstick in Rosewater. It’s a long-wearing combo that doesn’t dry my lips out or smear all over my face when I wear a mask.
Chico’s is having a great sale right now with 25% off most full-priced styles with code 33519 and an extra 50% off sale items that end in .99.
Black and white or Ecru seem to be trending in Chico’s newest collection. Here are some fun picks:
Do you wear colored jeans?