This is 100% classic Leah. A muted nautical palette, print-mixing, gold accents, and a “gentlewoman chic” silhouette:
Everything thrifted but the necklace & sunglasses:
Top: vintage Jacqueline Ferrar (yes those are shoulder pads!)
Shoes: City Sneaks
Belt: J. Crew
Cuff bracelet: Monet
Necklace: vintage from my grandma
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban via Costco
Styling: It’s funny, I don’t think I’ve ever showcased this outfit on the blog or on Instagram, but I do wear it often – so often that I don’t even have to think about the pairing. The boxy fit of this blouse plus the longer, tailored sleeves dress up the chinos nicely. I’ve also done this look with dressy sandals and champagne flats, but it’s summer casual at my office, so I just went all out with the floral sneaks.
Thoughts: This outfit isn’t groundbreaking, but it is “me.” The color palette and tailored top + casual pants just feel like no-brainers and I feel relaxed and chic at the same time.
Do you all have an outfit you wear so often it doesn’t feel remarkable to you at all – yet it has enough oomph to keep you coming back? Scroll down to comment!
2 thoughts on “What I Wore: Classic Nautical”
Those coral pants and the navy-dot top scream summer to me! The outfit is very flattering on you. I don’t have a particular outfit but in summer I reach often for my ankle pants, a V-neck Tee, earrings and a bracelet. Always with sandals, but the occasion dictates if they are slight heels, or with a little more height. Ahhh, I love summer, but here in NH it seems so short!!
Thanks for your kind words Jill! Every time I see someone dressed in outfits similar to what you describe (v-neck in particular) I think it looks so chic and fresh. For some reason on me though it feels too plain! I suspect the v-neck tees I’ve tried aren’t high quality enough or I’m just not cool enough :)
Enjoy summer while it lasts! I know it’s been a looooong time getting started this year in New England.