Dear Fashionista, just as I was running out of clothing ideas for the week up popped Jane from My Midlife Fashion. Jane was showing a striped blue shirt, navy trousers, military jacket and pearls, oh, and red shoes.
So doable for me. So office, especially as I needed a jacket on Thursday as I was interviewing.
My shirt is a few years old, Zara basics. My jacket is Monsoon. Skirt, I needn't discuss due to its appearance here. Shoes are just my walking to work sketchers. Please ignore. They are not a style phenomena.
I added navy tights to compensate for not wearing navy trousers to replicate the look as much as possible.
My pearls have been knotted a little lower than Jane's recently so I adjusted them slightly to fall next to my first done up button as she has done.
In the office I happen to have red shoes. How jammy is that!
The only time I wore the jacket in the office was actually, well, not at all as the interviews were cancelled. Still, my red shoes went well with the look sans jacket.
What did I think of my adaption? I'd prefer it as Jane had worn, with trousers or jeans. I can feel a casual Friday coming along. A military jacket and skirt looked at bit, well, military. I look like I'm an officer in the navy. (I could put up with that if I had a gentleman/Richard Gere). Still it was an idea for the day. I will be combining the shirt and pearls again for work. I adored those together. I will do this look with jeans too. I won't combine the jacket and skirt again.
Here's Jane's version.Jane's version So much better you must agree.