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. 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

    Posted 7.29.13 Reply
    • Jennifer wrote:

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

      xoxo
      Jennifer

      Posted 7.30.13 Reply
  2. 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!

    Posted 7.29.13 Reply
    • Jennifer wrote:

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

      xoxo
      Jennifer

      Posted 7.30.13 Reply
  3. Dale wrote:

    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

    Posted 7.29.13 Reply
    • Jennifer wrote:

      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

      Posted 7.30.13 Reply