This blue gingham jacket was an impulse purchase. I wasn’t looking for a blue gingham jacket. Truthfully, I bought it to use in a photo for my post about what to wear with summer dresses when evenings cool down, and then I was going to return it. But there was something about it . . . and I decided to keep it.
You’ve seen it before. As I mentioned, I used it in the summer dress photo. I think it was a fun pairing with the gingham print jacket and fine striping on the dress. Now that the gingham jacket is hanging in my closet, I’ve been wondering how I can wear it with clothes I already have. I did a little web search for some style inspiration.
The looks I found are clean and simple, with the navy gingham print jacket as the focal piece. I styled it first with red shoes similar to the model from an Anthropologie ad and a small red purse. For a quick change, I paired the outfit with my casual slip-on Bucketfeet shoes and my blush bag.
Looking for outfit inspiration is fun! It’s a great way to get more mileage from what is already hanging in your closet. It’s easy to do this with a Google search or even by snapping a photo of a great style on display in a store. Although the gingham jacket in this Anthropologie photo is a blazer style and mine is a bomber jacket, it’s still easy to copy the look with a white t-shirt and light denim jeans. And I just happened to have a great pair of red summer sandals.
You might remember this logo – Anne Klein. This line of accessories and clothing was very popular way back when. I’ve saved this small bag for a lot of years and still find occasions for which it’s perfect!
These three necklaces are my go-to’s. I love to layer necklaces – I’m partial to silver. I’m wearing my engraved bar from Stella & Dot with the initials of my family. It feels close to my heart. The second necklace is my favorite sterling silver Tiffany initial (it’s a K!). The long necklace is the one piece that elicits more comments than anything else I have. It’s a tiny flask that might hold a few drops of perfume if I wanted to put something inside. It’s one of those pieces that I throw on with everything.
This gingham jacket look is pretty casual, but with the whimsical canvas slip-on Bucketfeet shoes, it dresses it down just a bit more. The larger, unstructured blush bag (from one of my Stitch Fix shipments) is also a more casual shape than the structured red purse.
I’ve talked about Bucketfeet in a previous post (here). Just love this line of shoes which features a wide selection of artist designs on both slip-ons and tie shoes. These are another of those things that attracts a lot of attention, questions, and inspires commentary.
I sometimes like to mimic the shape or texture of what I’m wearing with my jewelry. It’s a way to add interest and dimension to a look. The square shape of these earrings and the tiny square flask repeat the square pattern in the gingham print.
Below are a few gingham style jackets that you might want to check out if you like the look. Also linked are a couple of outfit inspired sandals and shoes. Check out Bucketfeet – they are fun and different and there are tons of designs. They’re not cheap (the slip-ons are $85), but I have gotten my money’s worth from all the wear mine get! (I do not have a relationship with Bucketfeet and don’t receive any benefit from purchases through my links – I just really like them!)