continuing our spring summer jacket mini-series (and i do mean mini) today’s ootd centers on a lightweight blazer. three of my favorite brands that always have a great selection of blazers are J.Crew, Talbots, and Ralph Lauren. living in georgia with a somewhat mild winter climate, a lightweight blazer sees lots of action. this navy blue knit blazer was last seen here with a striped tee and chinos way back in february. love the nautical vibe it exudes with gold-tone buttons. it has the structure of a double-breasted blazer with the drape of a sweater. which makes it the perfect choice all summer long. linen or cotton blazers are also excellent choices for summer.
blazers never go out of style, and neither do blue jeans. it’s a match made in heaven. just add a pair of your favorite denim to a lightweight blazer, and you have an instant summer outfit that’s relaxed yet chic. today’s outfit is channeling one of my favorite classic style icons – the Duchess of Cambridge. later this morning on Instagram there will be a side by side photo of the Duchess and me. if you’re new to the blog, i have a classic style series on Instagram. each week i pick a style icon and recreate their outfit. the series proves that timeless style endures decade after decade. am i right?!
gingham is a perennial spring favorite. a gingham button-down (old, similar here) is a perfect choice with a lightweight blazer and blue jeans. add a pair of espadrilles (old, similar here) and wicker handbag (sold-out, similar here), and there’s a definite prep to my step.
espadrilles (old, similar here and here) are a comfortable shoe with height. for those of you who can’t wear heels anymore try an espadrille wedge on for size. these shoes are comfy through and through and look fantastic with a dress last seen here and blue jeans. a wicker handbag (sold-out similar here, here, and here) is a must-have for summer. and i love the simplicity of this t-leather strap bracelet from Tory Burch.
can you believe it’s thursday? and it’s the middle of may? how did that happen? before you know it the fourth of july will be knocking on our door. no joke! that’s how quickly this year is zipping by. but tomorrow happens to be my favorite day of the week. and you know who’ll be making an appearance. happy thursday, gang!