Top: 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.
Photos by Mallory Mitchell