Blazers and bluster: how to style a double-breasted suit jacket with skinny jeans and booties

Now that I’ve actually got a couple of blazer-style jackets in my wardrobe arsenal, I’m wondering what the heck took me so long to become a convert to this wardrobe classic!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a double-breasted suit jacket with a striped tee, skinny jeans, mustard scarf, and booties

I’m sure I’ll forever think of “tailored” pieces as constricting…the polar opposite of easy-breezy jerseys and knits.  But have you noticed??  More and more traditionally non-stretchy fabrics (like denim!) seem to include a modest Lycra content to help items like jackets and blouses – and jeans, of course! – fit better and feel more comfortable.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a double-breasted suit jacket with a striped tee, skinny jeans, mustard scarf, and booties

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - double-breasted suit jacket, striped tee, mustard scarf, stacked bracelets

Then there’s the fact that this particular double-breasted jacket (part of my “holiday” suit) is actually slouchy enough to wear a sweater underneath; you can’t see it, but today I’ve added a woollen cardi over my striped tee for some extra warmth…’cause it’s been a bit blustery in Vancouver again recently!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - double-breasted suit jacket, skinny jeans, booties, mustard scarf, MK studded bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a double-breasted suit jacket with a striped tee, skinny jeans, mustard scarf, and booties

And since we’re on the topic – there’s snow in our forecast again!!  WTF?!  I’m sooo over this uncharacteristically wintery weather we’ve been having; can someone please talk to the people in charge and make it stop??  Please?!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - double-breasted suit jacket, striped tee, mustard scarf

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3 Comments

  1. February 2, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    I LOVE that jacket. I'm a sucker for stripes. I haven't worn double-breasted in ages. There is a nice vintage-y feel to that.

  2. February 3, 2017 / 12:17 pm

    Great look! Have you decided yet on a car? Over here we now have a few warmer days, but it s going to be very cold again next week. I am ready with it too!

  3. February 5, 2017 / 12:52 am

    You're look as chic and cool as ever, Dear! Even in the cold weather! Yes,I love when a jacket has some stretch and give for sure. Thanks so much for always linking up. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. The hubs & I are home sick and miserable. Yuck!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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