One Drawstring Jacket, Two Ways
Shein white trim blush pink jacket with Jones New York silk top, eShakti lace pencil skirt, DIY statement belt, Via Spiga slingbacks, and Camel bag (all own)
Contents
  1. A great new piece means more than just one new outfit
  2. Apply the three outfit from the top-of-the-head rule
  3. The second look
  4. Pieces that make a signature style
  5. Welcome to the 121st Top of the World Style linkup party

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A great new piece means more than just one new outfit

Do you also put a new item on repeat? I just got this cool layering jacket and wore it two days in a row. A new piece always makes me look at the items I have already in my closet in a new way. It provides me with a lot of new outfit ideas that I want to try out as soon as possible when the weather allows. Thus, the cloud weather was perfect for this urban safari look with this drawstring jacket. In this post, the jacket is styled two ways. Who doesn’t like to get more outfits from your wardrobe.

 

Fairbanks stylist in urban casual look with a drawstring jacket
Shein roll sleeve drawstring jacket with contrast trim worn over A Novo dress styled with fabric Coach bag, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, Woodwink pink mirrored sunglasses (all own) and Mousse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway

Apply the three outfit from the top-of-the-head rule

When you are reading my blog already for a while, you know that every potential new piece has to pass several tests. One of them is to go with at least three other items in my closet. This means that it has to provide at least three new outfits.

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Interestingly, most of the time, the first outfit I wear with a new piece is one that I hadn’t already in mind when the new piece had to pass the test. Styling this layering jacket with all kinds of jeans is a no-brainer. It also goes with my leather pants, i.e. I can wear it in the summer to fall transition season. Hard to believe that this is in about four weeks here in Alaska! 🙁

 

style blogger in casual urban work outfit with dress

over 50 years old fashion blogger in urban safari look with layer drawstring jacket
Shein layering utility jacket over a Novo dress with fabric Coach bag, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, Woodwink pink mirrored sunglasses (all own) and Mousse & Cloud sandals c/o Coolway

The second look

The second time, I wore the jacket I went for a desatuarted look (see also featured photo). I paired my black lace skirt and silk top with the jacket. There is something tempting and classic about desaturated outfits. I like the combination of black and white with a hint of blush or gray. It’s such an elegant color combination and black-and-white is an evergreen. Again, I didn’t have this look in mind when picking the piece.

 

fashion blogger in casual Friday work outfit with coat
Casual Friday outfit with Shein jacket, Jones New York blouse, eShakti lace skirt, DIY statement belt, Via Spiga slingbacks, Hermes collier de chien bracelet, and Camel bag (all own)

Pieces that make a signature style

One of the tests a new piece has to pass is “Do I already own a piece like this?” This jacket is a nice variation of an utility jacket. Yes, I have a knack for utility jackets and, of course, I already own one in suede for winter and a long sleeve one with floral print on a camouflage background. In case you haven’t seen them before, you can find an example of how I wore my suede jacket for a picnic at the link.

In contrast to the two other utility jackets I have, this new one has a solid color, an interesting twist with the trim. Furthermore, it is shorter, and permits to be worn as a 3/4 sleeve length. Thus, this one is not a double of what I had already had in my closet, but a new variation of one of my signature style pieces.

one jacket two ways

Do you love the look and want to learn more about how to style an utility jacket. Which pieces are making up your signature style? Do new potential items have to fulfill a list of criteria before you get them?

Welcome to the 121st Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

I feel so honored to introduce to you this week’s Top of the World Style Co-host Jone’t (pronounced Ja-NAY) Wooten. She is the founder and Editor of Fabulously Chic Over 50, a happy, uplifting fashion, beauty and travel blog where women 50+ find inspiration through juicy interviews with industry experts and vibrant photos about these themes.

 

Top of the World Style Cohost Jonet Wooten
Top of the World Style Cohost Jonet Wooten, the blogger at Fabulously Chic over 50. Photo from her blog

 

Top of the World Style Winner Terri
Terri the blogger at Meadow Tree became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

 

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Anna Shirley
Anna Shirley at The Glam Adventure became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

 

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Sarah R
Sarah, the sewing blogger at Sew Sarah R became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

 

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