WIW: blue/white/black formula

Here's my attempt at Angie's formula from yesterday morning.

#1 A navy suede jacket that's probably on the chopping block, since suede is hard to clean, and the shoulders are a tad bit wide. (At least with it open, like I would normally wear a jacket like this) I like this one though, so the idea of getting rid of it is a little sad.

#2 same, with a scarf. This is how I actually wore it because I was cold.

#3 with a jean jacket instead. Does it work better with the jean or with the suede?

Besides finding a terrific pair of black tall boots, what would improve this outfit? (Maybe finding a longer white top?)

I liked it, and felt pretty comfy in it all day. I think I'll repeat this outfit (probably with your suggestions for improvement)

Thanks friends!

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13 Comments

  • Adelfa replied 5 years ago

    I love the outfit with the suede jacket! Maybe you could keep it just for this season!

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    Great colors! Is the shirt tucked or untucked? I'd like to see it a bit longer or untucked if it isn't...

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    It's untucked - and yes, I wish it was longer too. I'm looking for a replacement, but haven't found it yet.

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    And these pics are extra RATE - taken after sitting at a desk in them all day long :)

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Love #2! I think the blouse seems to have a small collar, or perhaps it's just pulling back a bit.

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Imo you should keep the jacket - it looks great on you. If you were going to cull it anyway why don't you try hand-washing it? I've washed suede (& leather) with a lot of success (& a couple of failures). Hand wash with wool-wash, rinse well (all in warm water). I'd wear it a few times though:)

  • Kiwichik replied 5 years ago

    That navy suede coat is to die for. I'm not sure about the collar of the white shirt I think I'd prefer a collared shirt on show - love it with the scarf.

  • ElleH replied 5 years ago

    Instead of tall black boots how about black pointy or almond toed booties with pants slouching over the bootie or an Oxford?

  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago

    I really like the navy jacket! Caro's advice sounds interesting. Nice outfit, too. I think a sharper shirt or a tee would look even better. The scarf is very nice. I think booties are a great alternative to boots.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I like the suede blazer -- I have washed suede just fine.

  • moira replied 5 years ago

    I have washed suede as well. Do you have a suede brush? It's a little steel brush and can frequently take off stains and marks, or at least diminish them.
    Personally, I don't care if suede or leather gets a bit distressed looking.

  • amiable replied 5 years ago

    Okay, the suede will stay for now -- I was more concerned about the fit - because if I wear it open, it's a bit big. But perhaps I can just button it every time. I do love the colors of it, and the texture too :)

    Thanks you all!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    As others have said, I like the suede jacket on you and really like it with the black/white formula.

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