Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Wardrobe Mistress Wears the 2014 Summer Fashion Trend the Boxy Jacket

Last week the Wardrobe Mistress and I decided to enter the dressing challenge from 40+Style

"How to Wear a Boxy Jacket"!

We went to the closest thrift store, Mountain Thrift benefiting Disabled American Veterans.

We spent an hour there, had a ball and came up with two outfits which incorporate a boxy jacket.

This dressy casual outfit starts with a red vintage Ann Taylor Loft boxy jacket paired with a comfortable polyester shirt and printed shirt with black lacy camisole. Entire outfit plus and accessories are from the thrift store.

Total Cost: $16.94  

The Wardrobe Mistress chose casual grey knit boxy jacket and paired it with a fun and printed skort dress and wore it with leggings and nude shoes. She accessorized the outfit with a bright yellow scarf! Nude shoes elongate the legs.

Skort dress, scarf and jacket: Total cost $15.93

The Wardrobe Mistress bought the grey jacket and another identical one in navy blue. I bought the skirt, top and necklace. We found the boxy jackets extremely comfortable but no necessarily all that flattering to our figures. The Wardrobe Mistress believes they are best left to the pear shape figure. 

What's the best find at a thrift store for you this week?

Need inspiration? Take a few and watch this Ted Talk by Jessi Arrington: Wearing Nothing New! 

Designer Jessi Arrington packed nothing for TED but 7 pairs of undies, buying the rest of her clothes in thrift stores around LA. It's a meditation on conscious consumption — wrapped in a rainbow of color and creativity.

Jessi Arrington: Wearing Nothing New

Last but not least: 

Colossians 3:14

The Message (MSG)
12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

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