Friday, June 6, 2014

Fashion Over Fifty: Cropped Jackets

Hello!  Cardigans, blazers, jean jackets, leather jackets, cropped jackets.  What do these all have in common?  They are all in style, and they all provide that extra removable layer of warmth we need in the spring when the mornings and evenings are cooler than the heat of the day.  And for me, they are perfect additions to carry inside buildings which are always overly air conditioned for my comfort.  

I love cropped jackets and I own two of them:  one in white and one in black.  They are more playful and youthful looking than your traditional blazer which can often make one look matronly or too business like.  Yet, they still provide structure and can really help dress up an otherwise plain outfit.

My cropped jacket was purchased a year or two ago from Express.   I wore it with the same white lace T - shirt you saw in THIS POST.  My mint green skinny jeans are from Kohls and were purchased last year.  I was so happy this trendy color was 'in' this year also and I got to wear my jeans for yet another season.
 Here is a side view of my jacket.  I let my T shirt hang out from underneath the jacket.
 For jewelry,  I wore a multi strand pastel colored beaded necklace, and a teal stone and pearl bracelet.

 And here are my Payless Comfort White Wedges again.  I love these shoes;  they go with just about everything and they are so comfortable.  Three of the straps are actually white elastic, so they stretch to fit your feet.

If you'd like to learn more about cropped jackets, read THIS POST.  One of my favorite fashion stylists , Bridgette Raes, has an entire post devoted to cropped jackets and how to wear them.

Have a great day!  Amy

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  1. Love your whole outfit. The jacket is lovely and the lace very feminine. Your colored pants are a nice color and I love your shoes. I cant wear a heel, but they look comfrotable and stylish!
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  2. I love your lace top with your mint jeans - so pretty! Your white jacket and sandals compliment your look perfectly.


  3. I absolutely love your jacket, its perfect for the Summer and goes really well with the colour of your trousers. You look great.

  4. Another fabulous outfit Amy. Love the colors! And thanks for adding the link on the bottom of your post. It helped me find a jacket to wear with my maxi dress.

  5. What a lovely outfit Amy! Perfect for summer and still polished. I love cropped jackets too- they are chic but not as serious as a blazer, a more fun vibe. Your lace top, comfy but pretty sandals and colorful pants all scream cheerful to me and I LOVE it. XOXO, Elif

  6. Oh the lace is just perfect with mint! Light cropped jackets are really nice for spring and summer. I wish I could wear them more in Texas.

  7. Love the outfit and those shoes are wonderful. I don't have any cropped jackets, will have to rectify that:O)!


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