Ok, so the thought of wearing any jacket during the humid summer months might make you cringe. However, there are times when a jacket is deemed necessary, such as at work, a job interview or a sub-70 degree day (par for the course on the east coast!). I have always loved the classic Chanel bouclé jackets; these jackets can be paired with trendier items for a fun, contemporary look. Lately, I’ve had my eye on this gorgeous bouclé-tweed jacket from Oscar de la Renta made exclusively for The Outnet. It’s lightweight and 3/4 sleeves, which makes it summer-friendly. Sadly, this jacket is way out of my budget, so I will be sure to update everyone once I find a cheaper alternative (Zara, I’m looking at you). For now, let’s look at the different ways to wear a bouclé jacket this season.
Oscar de la Renta // Diane von Furstenberg // J. Crew // Ann Taylor // Rachel Roy
What’s a better way to style mint pants than with a bouclé jacket? These gorgeous pants from DVF brighten a monochrome color-scheme without compromising on sophistication. The coral wristlet from Ann Taylor and strappy nude heels helps make this outfit look seasoned and fresh.
Oscar de la Renta // Topshop // House of Harlow 1960 // Collette // Tory Burch
I admit, this look was inspired by Olivia Palermo. Prior to this inspiration, I probably wouldn’t have considered pairing a bouclé jacket with shorts. But I’m glad I did, because this look works on so many levels. It helps dress-up a casual summer outfit like shorts and a blouse, and it dresses-down the bouclé jacket. In the end, there’s a beautiful balance. The floral shorts are from Topshop and the lace top from Collette. The lace top adds another layer of texture to the textured jacket, giving this outfit a classic-yet-casual vibe. The added pop of color from the Tory Burch flats and House of Harlow bangles keep this outfit from looking too monochrome.
Oscar de la Renta // Zara // Diane von Furstenberg // Le Specs
Here, the jacket is paired with a blue jacquard (I just love jacquard!) DVF dress and metallic ankle-strap flats from Zara (you’ve probably noticed by now that I’m obsessed with ankle-straps and Zara). The look is versatile enough to wear to work or to brunch. The addition of the gradient-lens sunglasses give this outfit more of a trendy touch without being overwhelming.
Which look is your favorite?