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Would You Wear It – Veronica Beard

Would You Wear It – Veronica Beard

Happy Saturday ladies. Thank you so much for all your lovely birthday wishes yesterday. I certainly didn’t expect to spend my 64th birthday quarantined in a tiny apartment with my daughter, but we had a blast. We’ve got a lot of catching up to do after all the years we’ve lived so far apart.

Grab an extra cup of tea or coffee because it’s time for would you wear it. Each week my friend Pam and I share a picture of a mannequin and ask our readers if they would wear what it’s modeling. I also love you to share how you could style it to work for your shape and lifestyle. We all love to get inspired by styling ideas!

Please keep your answers personal to your style, and your body.

Is this a flattering silhouette for you? How about the colors?

You might also like this post with – Tips For Looking Stylish Wearing Capri and Cropped Pants

Here are a few weekend sale updates:

Nordstrom – the anniversary sale is open to the public and they appear to be restocking many favorites.

Ann Taylor – 70% off your purchase with the code NEWNOW at checkout.

Madewell – secret stock sale up to 75% off

Loft – up tp 60% off with the code TREAT.

Talbots – 70% off all markdown shoes and accessories and 60% off all other markdowns.

Anthropologie – it’s Anthro day all weekend with 20% off

Soft Surroundings –  select tops $39, select denim $49. select dresses $69.

Now let’s go see what Pam’s mannequin is modeling at Over 50 Feeling 40

Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.

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38 Comments

  1. - Vicki Mikola Dack
    August 23, 2020 / 10:23 am

    Did not like the outfit. Not fond on linen clothes…NEEDS heavy duty Ironing or Dry Cleaning to keep fabric crisp looking. As for anything white bottoms — Oh, Heck NO! Prefer dark colour in dress pants and/or skirts.

  2. Rose
    August 23, 2020 / 5:49 am

    The only part of the outfit I might try on would be the pants. They would be very versatile. But that’s it.

  3. Janis
    August 22, 2020 / 7:41 pm

    I do not care for the outfit. The style and jacket color are not for me. Linen is hot and it wrinkles terribly. The pants are definitely not a flattering length. I honestly do not like anything about the outfit.

  4. Debbie
    August 22, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    I LOVE this outfit. Classic, a wonderful fresh color, beautifully constructed. I would buy it in a heartbeat if I could afford it!

  5. Lisa Antoniou
    August 22, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    This outfit is NOT for me.The price point is way too expensive on the jacket…for what it is.
    I think it would wrinkle in the tropical heat that I live in during the Spring and Summer here in Australia.I don’t mind wrinkles on lighter weight linen pieces but not in structured jackets.
    Once again being a redhead who is almost 70 and petite..the colours are not for me either..the hat is way too big…pants flared at the bottom ..not flattering. I go for warmer tones and pieces that either drape a bit or are of simpler construction.This outfit would look great on a cool toned slim blond who is taller than my 5’4.” I enjoy seeing what you come up with as you go through the shops …no matter what our age we still want to stay on trend in some way or another.Finding our personal style is not always easy so keep,up the good work..it is fun to see your ideas.
    Take care
    Lisa Antoniou

    • cindy
      August 23, 2020 / 9:07 am

      I don’t think any part of that outfit would be flattering on me, but lovely on someone else! Always love this series!

  6. Dianne
    August 22, 2020 / 12:26 pm

    Not my style. I have not heard of the brand at all. I like ankle length pants only. These shorter pants seem to cut you off. The jacket seems a bit severe to me, I would lose those extra six buttons. Color not good for me. I am definitely a winter and try only to wear colors that suit my complexion and my salt/pepper hair color. Finally stopped coloring my hair, so much freedom and the extra money is a bonus. Continue enjoying your time with your daughter😊

  7. Kay
    August 22, 2020 / 12:06 pm

    Funny, I was drawn to the hat, too. The jacket is not my style, so I don’t think I would look twice at it if I passed it in the store. I’m not familiar withe the brand.

  8. Becky
    August 22, 2020 / 11:30 am

    This outfit is definitely not for me. The double breasted jacket would not be flattering to my large chest, & the same could be said for the blouse under it. I prefer my pants a little slimmer & longer.

  9. Teresa Morrison
    August 22, 2020 / 10:24 am

    My favorite color is green so I would definitely try the jacket! The pants color is good too, but the style is not good for me. I like the print of the skirt and the yellow top. I like this blog. Nice work!

  10. Donna M
    August 22, 2020 / 10:03 am

    Having not been shopping in a long time (at least 5 or 6 years), I am not familiar with that brand. At first I thought it was a double breasted jacket, because of the buttons but then realized it wasn’t. That jacket, in that color would be good for me. The pants, not so much. I would have to have long straight pants. As for linen.. I love the beautiful colors in which I often see linen but unless you stand all day, the wrinkles are a hot mess and make you look unkempt.

  11. Jen Lawrence
    August 22, 2020 / 8:51 am

    I like the Beard jackets as they have a similar cut (but MUCH better price tag) to the Balmains. Smythe is my go to but I like the fun styling of this jacket. Hope you are well! Xx

  12. Laura C
    August 22, 2020 / 8:48 am

    I have several Veronica Beard jackets and love them all! I would try this to see how the color works for me, and might style it differently. I work in a conservative office (now from home, of course) and Veronica Beard jackets can skew conservative or fashion forward, so they’re a good choice in many settings. I love this line, and it can often be found on sale.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 22, 2020 / 9:09 am

      I don’t have any of her jackets but will be keeping my eye on them. I’d love to have one that’s classic.

  13. Pat
    August 22, 2020 / 8:39 am

    A definite NO! Veronica Beard is not a brand for me. I have purchased and returned two jackets. They do not fit properly and the fabrics are thick and ugly. Construction seems uneven. From photos and from a distance, they look nice, but up close they are a hot mess. I have tried on multiple blazers and none appeal. I honestly do not understand the hype for this brand. These colors are colors I never wear.

  14. Bab
    August 22, 2020 / 8:26 am

    Like the jacket but the color in not right for me. Cute slacks but prefer longer lengths. Like the had – great for the summer sun.

  15. Izz
    August 22, 2020 / 8:08 am

    Although I like the look, that length of crop is not good on my leg and with my coloring (olive complexion) the jacket has too much yellow. Love jacket shape!

  16. Linda L
    August 22, 2020 / 6:28 am

    I like everything about the green linen jacket and for that price, $650, I’m sure it fits like a dream! I would probably wear it with longer length pants and a nude pump.

  17. Jo
    August 22, 2020 / 6:26 am

    Seeing that sun hat, which probably comes in just one size, inspires me to suggest a topic for one of your posts.

    Men’s hats are available in S, M, L, XL & XXL. 99% of hats for women are One Size, good luck.

    I have a larger head size, plus thick hair. To make it even more challenging, I am prone to migraines, so I don’t want a hatband squeezing my head. I am very fair skinned and really need to wear a hat in the sun, but am usually stuck with a light colored hat from the Men’s Dept. so I can wear it comfortably.

    Why don’t Women’s hats come in multiple sizes, too? Thanks, Jennifer!

    • Linda Simpson
      August 22, 2020 / 8:12 am

      Jo, actually, they do. I am the opposite and have a petite head, so hats were always to large for me. One of Jennifer’s fellow bloggers featured a petite-sized hat from Wallaroo Hat Company. The link was to Amazon, and I purchased a gorgeous fedora that fits my head beautifully. Since that purchase, I googled petite-sized hats and found other companies. I am sure there is a company out there for you, too. I hope this helps.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      August 22, 2020 / 9:40 am

      Excellent question, Jo. Some hats do come in sizes but most “on the floor” do not. Braxton is a very affordable brand that does. Also Coolibar. I’m a big fan of foam hat tape which you apply to the inside brim to get the perfect fit. I will find some resources for you.

  18. MRSBEN2
    August 22, 2020 / 6:14 am

    Though I do wear yellow and blue, seldom wear green however I would consider the jacket provided that it was a perfect fit, I could remove the six extra buttons and replace the existing shoulder pads with a pair of softer ones. As for the pants and the top, already have similar in my wardrobe so a definite yes to them. Whereas the hat and skirt; a no as have no need for such however the accompanying top a yes but again already have something similar that I find very wearable as its style does hide bra straps. For footwear I feel any type would do and depending upon other chosen accessories, either outfit could be dressed up or down. i.e.: A high heel and a clutch/wristlet bag or a casual flat/low wedge with a cross-body bag or a large tote.

    Footnote: A HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOU, Jennifer and may you have many, many more. (Myself, I’m a Sagittarius.)

  19. Joyce reardon
    August 22, 2020 / 6:03 am

    I’d try them both on and see how they would look. I love linen. It’s worth a try

  20. Susan McClelland
    August 22, 2020 / 5:48 am

    I love the jacket and the pants. Green is one of favourite colour and I could wear the jacket with jeans, a black dress, etc. I would likely remove the buttons on each side as it makes the jacket look fussy and I prefer cleaner lines. The pants are a good length/style for me and khaki goes with everything. I would also wear the knife pleat skirt. However, I’d pass on the hat, as it’s too big for my slim frame. Plus, I’m an avid gardener and I‘M afraid it the brim would bump into plants as I get close to them to weed, etc.

  21. Susan R
    August 22, 2020 / 5:37 am

    I’d wear the outfit on the left with a few tweaks: I’d swap out the blouse for one that matches the pant color to give me a longer line because I’m really short (under 5’). I’d like the pants to be full length for the same reason… cropped pants shorten my already stubby legs! I only wear them in cold weather with boots that match and show no skin at all. The jacket I’d buy because I, too, am a rectangle and the cut would give me a waist. And I look best with a structured shoulder. I think the color prevents it from looking too severe. But it doesn’t come in a petite size and there’s no possibility that it would fit. 🙁

  22. Lisa
    August 22, 2020 / 5:22 am

    I love the jacket and pants outfit but not for my large chest. Colorwise, it doesn’t suit me either but but I’d wear it in a heartbeat otherwise. I don’t wear long skirts (especially pleated ones) and I’m short-waisted and large busted – the wide/high waistband would not be flattering on me. I do love the hat!

  23. Gaye higgins
    August 22, 2020 / 5:18 am

    Would definitely wear this!

  24. Jan
    August 22, 2020 / 5:10 am

    For me, I would need to remove the 6 buttons that create a double breasted look, remove the faux, flap pocket detail and take out those shoulder pads. I love to contrast linen with denim, so maybe that’s the way I would go. I might anchor that look with a navy T-shirt and add my favorite antique, bronze necklace. A big “yes” to that hat but I would need to shop around a bit for that. Actually, that will need to wait until next summer. Our summer is slipping by much too quickly!
    Have a wonderful weekend ladies. I plan to continue my latest sewing project. Fabric pumpkins!!

  25. sheryl
    August 22, 2020 / 5:07 am

    I do love the style of the blazer, but reading the comments, i learn that its linen…and i cant win with linen. im a bit envious of the women here who can carry it off well…
    the color i would be drawn to as well, but it would take some effort finding things that it paired well with, so i would probably pass. but grudgingly, because i dont see that style often and it usually favors me.
    do love a big straw hat but i gave up on them years ago. they dont pack, and i dont want to deal with one through the airports. they also tend to blow off in a breeze unless you tie them, and i cant carry that off either without feeling “little old lady-ish”, because Audrey Hepburn, believe me, i am not.

  26. Pamela Lutrell
    August 22, 2020 / 4:46 am

    It is a beautiful outfit for the right body type…sadly not mine. I might try on the jacket and top with a different pant, but my curves and larger chest area would not be flattered here. I love her jackets and designs though they are very expensive.

  27. Lidia
    August 22, 2020 / 4:44 am

    I would wear the blouse and pants for sure. Although I have pastel colored jackets, they’re softer, sportier, more ‘fun”…this one looks too structured to me so the colorseems like a disconnect – it’s a ‘no’ for me. The hat….I am so a hat person – that’s a big thumbs up!

  28. Linda V
    August 22, 2020 / 4:43 am

    I love the outfit on the left. I love Linen and wear it all the time. I would prefer the jacket in white though. White works with everything. I love the blouse and the pants are a good length but I would want a slimmer leg. I am broad in the hips and the wider leg makes me look even bigger. I would not wear the skirt outfit. I don’t wear yellow and I never wear pleats. In fact, I don’t wear skirts at all. Only shorts and pants and capris. I have not been able to wear heels or nice flats for many years because I use orthotics.

  29. Rosemary McKeown
    August 22, 2020 / 4:37 am

    A belated happy birthday.My first time sharing
    I would wear this utfit only I would change the
    pants to black to go with vest and black on straw hat
    have a great day rosemary

  30. Susan Kelley
    August 22, 2020 / 4:34 am

    Love the jacket blouse combo since that’s the type of outfit I wear a lot.Hat may be, the other outfit I would never wear as I have given up skirts long ago. But overall,both outfits are nice,conservation choices.Thanks for posting.

  31. Yvonne
    August 22, 2020 / 4:32 am

    I love the linen blazer outfit and I would wear it as is. The mint green is not a colour I would normally choose, but it works well with the white and black. Sometimes we just have to try something different.
    My shape is rectangle and I’m 5’7″, so the cropped pants are a length I wear a lot. The blazer worn open as shown, defines the waist, which is always a plus for rectangles and since it’s a faux double breasted style, doesn’t add extra width.

  32. Paulette Levy
    August 22, 2020 / 4:27 am

    I love this jacket/top/pant outfit. It’s so contemporary yet touches on classic too. I love the pop of minty green in the jacket especially. I’m a pretty up and down straight line shape so I think this will drape nicely. Thank you for sharing……

    • Susan
      August 22, 2020 / 7:56 am

      I love this outfit including the straw hat which I already own and wear with almost everything. I also have a black straw hat!

      • Jennifer
        Author
        August 22, 2020 / 9:22 am

        I just ordered the hat:)

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