How to Style a Jean Jacket

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Jean jackets are one of my favorite clothing items to wear and today I’m sharing with you four different ways that you can style a jean jacket!

First things first, the jean jacket. I own the jean jacket linked above and love it. Any jean jacket will do but if you are in the market for one, check this one out!

With Spring quickly approaching, how fun would it be to wear this orange shirt with the pretty detail on the bottom? The shirt would be cute on its own but if it is too cold, throw on the jean jacket for an extra layer and you can still see the pretty detail on the bottom. Win, win.

An easy way to dress up a jean jacket would be to add a statement necklace. I typically just wear a cotton long sleeve shirt underneath if I am styling my jean jacket this way.

Maybe it’s a little too chilly to go outside without a coat on but not warm enough to not wear a coat? Layer a flannel shirt with a jean jacket. I love how simple this flannel is but you could also add a more colorful / patterned flannel, if that aligns more with your style.

One of my favorite ways to wear a jean jacket is to layer it with a scarf. Pair it with some stud earrings and a messy bun and you’re good to go! Cozy, simple and perfect for cooler weather.

A lot of people ask if it is okay to wear a denim jean jacket with denim jeans. My opinion is yes, totally okay! I really like how it looks together but if you don’t like it, swap out the jeans with leggings, colored pants, etc. It is completely up to your preferences and what fits your style best. A rule of thumb that I typically use is to wear a darker denim jean with my light – medium wash jean jacket so that their is a contrast in the washes of the denim.

I hope that this post provides you with some new inspiration to style your jean jacket, especially with Spring right around the corner.

Do you have a favorite way to style your jean jacket? Let me know in the comments. I’m always looking for new ideas!

Pretty in Plaid

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This outfit is a great to wear in-between seasons when the temperature is shifting from warm to cold or cold to warm. You know, when it’s not quite cold enough for a coat or not quite warm enough not to wear a coat.

Vests are a great transition piece for these types of outfits. They are so versatile and can be mixed and matched with a lot of different outfits. Vests are perfect to wear with a scarf and some statement earrings, as shown above. You could also swap out the scarf with a statement necklace and dress up the look a little more. Either look would be great for shopping, running errands, exploring a new place, the list goes on!

I hope this outfit gives you some inspiration to create something similar from your own closet. If you don’t own a vest, I would highly recommend investing in one! The J Crew vests linked in the graphic above are my favorite. They aren’t too puffy, they’re warm and have good structure.

Do you own a vest? If so, what is your favorite way to style it?

Holiday Gift Guide

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The amount of days until Christmas are slowly decreasing… have you done your shopping yet? I had so much fun creating this little gift guide to provide you with some inspiration if you’re stumped on what to get someone.

Have a beauty loving friend/mom/sister? How fun would it be to receive this highlighter and this pretty brush? The shades in this eye shadow palette are all matte, versatile and stunning.

You can never go wrong with anything from Rifle Paper Company, in my opinion. I mean how beautiful is this calendar? And this art print? Ugh, I love everything they sell.

How fun would it be to receive a cast iron tea kettle? The one linked above is pretty pricey but I’ve seen quite a few similar options at T J Maxx for a fraction of the cost. This candle smells amazing; and how pretty is the container it comes in?

All of these gifts are great because you don’t even need to know the person’s size. I especially love all of these items because they are fun splurge that someone may not typically buy. I hope this can provide you with a few last minute ideas, in case you need them!

Do you typically procrastinate your Christmas shopping? Or do you try to get it done far in advance? I’m somewhere in the middle. 🙂 Let me know how you do your Christmas shopping in the comments below!

Neutral Basics

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One thing I love most about Ohio is getting to experience all four seasons. I love them all but Fall is by far my favorite. I love how things start to slow down, the weather gets cooler and I get to pull out all of my sweaters. Most of my wardrobe consists of what I would consider neutral basics. Neutral basics are items that don’t have a lot of color (white, black, gray, tan, navy). The items can have a pattern but the colors just need to be neutral. I love neutrals for three reasons: 1. I like being to mix and match different pieces and wearing them in a variety of ways 2. Neutrals make it easy to layer different pieces of my wardrobe when the weather starts to get cooler. 3. I can add color with different accessories (necklaces, earrings, scarves, etc.)

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Striped sweater: LOFT | Denim shirt: Target | Jeans: Banana Republic | Necklace: Target | Boots: Lucky Brand