Outfit Inspiration – Blue Gingham Jacket

Outfit Inspiration – Blue Gingham Jacket

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.

Anthropologie Cece Gingham Jacket
1 Zipping Blue Gingham Jacket

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.

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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!

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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.

1 Jacket with Bucketfeet
Photo credit: The-Atlantic-Pacific.com
Photo credit: The-Atlantic-Pacific.com

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.

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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.

Jewelry

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!)

Anthropologie Cece Gingham Jacket
Anthropologie Cece Gingham Jacket
J. Crew Campbell Gingham Jacket (currently sold out)
J. Crew Campbell Gingham Jacket (currently sold out)
Target Merona Gingham Jacket (plus size)
Target Merona Gingham Jacket (plus size)
Talbots Wesley Gingham Blazer
Talbots Wesley Gingham Blazer
Nordstrom Adina Sandal
Nordstrom Vandy Sandal Comfortiva
Bucketfeet Her Garden Chevron
Bucketfeet Flamingos
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