A jacket dresses everything up

Today my only errands were visiting the post office and picking DH up from the airport. (He was visiting Seattle for a conference). I thought this outfit was simple and the jacket elevated the basic tank + short combo.  

 One of the major things I have learned(and continue to improve) from the forum is balancing volume. I was playing around in my closet yesterday and pulled out this jacket. It is pretty much a box which is why I've avoided wearing it, but I could not bring myself to give it up. A short sleeve linen blend jacket with shape is hard to find in a design that could go into the office. I also love
the linear design, on seam pockets, and slightly puffed sleeves. 

Today's look is Banana Republic and I am wearing my Franco Sarto cognac wedges. 

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  • unfrumped replied 9 years ago

    I like the jacket and glad you saved it. Lightweight summer toppers are hard to find! I would wear longer shorts and flat sandals to balance it, though.

  • froggiebecky replied 9 years ago

    That's a great use for your jacket! 
    Have you tried belting it to give it some waist definition? (since you mention not liking the boxiness)

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Fabulous, flirty, and fun. DH will be counting the days until he gets back to you. Love the belt, by the way. 

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    A jacket does dress everything up! Fantastic outfit, you took an everyday shorts outfit and kicked it up a notch. Good thing you hung on to that jacket, it looks great with the shorts and probably will go with a lot of your other outfits, too.

    And OMGoodness, you have gorgeous gams, girlfriend! That length of shorts is perfect for you.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Love this!

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Froggiebecky - I have tried belting. The jacket is a weird length on me where it's not long enough to look anything but bunched up when belted. It's got sort of an a-line to it which is why I think it's so voluminous. So I figured if I belted my shorts I could define my waist that way.

    Unfrumped - great suggestions. I was thinking of trying this jacket out with skinny jeans and flat sandals next.

    Suz - just got a text from DH saying that he just boarded the plane - I'll see him in about 3 hours.

    Karie - It's the one area of my body that resists mocha and biscotti binges. Thank you!
    Shannon! -- How I've missed you. Thanks for stopping by.

  • lyn* replied 9 years ago

    I like the volume with the shorts; it's not overwhelming at all, and looks comfy :)

    The lovely layered detail up top on your jacket is so pretty!

  • replied 9 years ago

    Great jacket -- rare to find those interesting summer weight pieces. Your legs look lovely and toned in the shorts.

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