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what to wear to a coffee date

What to wear to a coffee date Edit 2 Edit 4Edit 1Edit 7Edit 5Edit 3Top: H&M, similar here and here // Jacket: Forever21, similar here // Skirt: JCrew, similar here // Wedges: Vera Wang Lavender, identical version here // Bag: Olivia Harris // Necklace: TJ Maxx, similar here // Nails: Essie Bikini So Teeny

I recently met up with my girlfriends Mallory and Nic for coffee over the weekend and definitely had a OMG-I-have-nothing-to-wear-and-I-am-running-late fiasco going on.  Since I work in a corporate setting, I like to let my weekend-wear be more sartorially adventurous and I pulled out my favorite bright pink skirt.  I was meeting up with my friends so wanted to have a look that was pulled together but still casual enough to avoid eye rolls with I-can’t-believe-you’re-THAT-dressed-up-on-a-Sunday-morning.  Enter the wonderfully versatile utility jacket!  I love this jacket for so many reasons!  It really is a utility jacket for having many purposes–dressing down an outfit, being the perfect layering piece in questionable climates (I’m looking at you San Francisco and @KarlTheFog), and perfect to throw on for errands around town.

Adding the utility coat to my outfit was the perfect touch of Sunday coolness that I actually turned a few heads while waiting in line for my iced Americano…resulting in a coffee shop hottie slipping me his number.  Maybe he was eyeing my warm croissant, or maybe it was the pink skirt / utility jacket combo…but either way this is my new coffee shop date outfit, hands down.

xoxo

Photos by Mallory Mitchell

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6 Comments

  1. July 29, 2013 / 7:23 pm

    Love this look, Jennifer! Great use of color, and love how the army-inspired jacket toughens it up a bit. Great look for a coffee date with a gentleman, too!

    xoxo,

    Kristen + MK
    http://www.FauxFancy.com

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 30, 2013 / 4:23 pm

      Thanks Kristen! Aren’t utility jackets the best to toughen stuff up?

      xoxo
      Jennifer

  2. July 29, 2013 / 8:33 pm

    The neon against the khaki coat is perfect! Every so often you find that awesome Forever 21 find… I have a few key pieces that I still can’t believe have lasted the test of time. They’ve paid for themselves over and over again. Great look!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 30, 2013 / 4:26 pm

      Chelsea — Thanks for your comment! I love the neutral / neon combo too, and especially when the piece lasts for forever.

      xoxo
      Jennifer

  3. July 29, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    LOVE this and it really is so glam for a coffee date but perfect for SF in the Summer. This fog is getting old and I’ve only been here a week lol

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 30, 2013 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks Dale! I’ve lived in San Francisco for 5 years and the fog still gets me every time! But this jacket helps do the trick!

      xoxo
      Jennifer

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