Style Perspectives: Outer Layers

Hiya friends! Today is an exciting day. The Blended Blog ladies are sharing our Style Perspectives! We all come from different walks of life, climates, and ages so there will be all sorts of variation for each prompt. Be sure to visit everyone to see how they styled today’s prompt; outer layers.

Mother Nature has been a bit of a tease lately. We had temperatures in the 50’s this weekend. Then it snowed several inches on Tuesday. But the good news is that the deep freeze seems to be a thing of the past so I can pull out my fun winter coats instead of my big parka. I picked this one up at Old Navy last year from the clearance rack and I love it. Since it is maroon, you know I’m going to pair it with blue. It is my go-to color combo this winter. It adds a great pop of color without feeling like I stick out because of my bright summer clothes. I need color in my life to get through the dark days of winter.

How would you style a jacket like this?




Old Navy jacket (similar color, similar shape)
Lands’ End sweater (similar)
Old Navy skinny jeans
Clarks boots (similar)
Lia Sophia necklace (similar)

Shop anchor sweaters

14 bloggers each picked a look that defined their personal style.
The featured blogger on the Blended Blog showcases her signature style (the prompt for that day) and then the other bloggers (on their personal blogs) show how they interpret it.
Make sure you stop by the Blended Blog to see the featured lady.
Please link up on the Blended Blog to show us how you would wear the prompt!
Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After : Library-Lovin’-Lady
Daily Style Finds: The Personal Stylist
Foxy’s Domestic Side: The Crafty Engineer
Grumbling Grace: Toddler Tamer & Teacher
Simply Shaunacey: Reformed Frumpy Mommy
Two Teens and Their Mama: Stylish Midlife Mama
RSquared: The Not So Nerdy Accountant
Shoes to Shiraz: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher
Puppies and Pretties: Cube Dwelling Fashionista
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life:  Single Girl, Simple Style
A Lovely Little Wardrobe: A Casual Petite
Making the Most of Everyday Classic Yet Current Over Forty
NickandNik: Mama with Curves
Living on Cloud Nine: Blissful Fashionista

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42 thoughts on “Style Perspectives: Outer Layers

  1. Living on Cloud Nine

    So so cute!!! I love the color but can we talk about his cute it is over that anchor top!!! Just love this whole look!!

  2. Nicole Miller

    that anchor sweater is all kinds of awesome – Also love the pop of red in the coat!

    1. Alison C

      Thanks Nicole! You can’t see in these photos because of the coat, but there is 1 red anchor on the shirt too so that makes it even more awesome 🙂

  3. ADA

    CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT AMAZING CRANBERRY COLOR COAT FIRST OF ALL? I love it. I also love love/adore that anchor sweatshirt underneath. If it has anchors I must have it. You look great, Allison. Great new linkup, girl!

    So glad I stopped by, today. Also, starting tomorrow I am hosting my own linkup called “Thursday Moda” so welcome by and link up. Thanks so much, Ada. =)

    1. Alison C

      Cranberry! Thats a perfect description of the color. Thank you so much Ada! Congrats on the new linkup, I’ll be sure to stop by next week 🙂

  4. Carrie

    I’m a sucker for reddish coats/jackets too. I hate to confess but I have three. Yours looks like a perfect one for casual wear.

  5. EdyeNicolesMakeup

    LOVE the nautical shirt! So cute 🙂

    Edye //

  6. Leslie Clingan

    So glad to see this jacket up close after admiring it on Instagram. Love that rich red with the blue. Couldn’t tell if the coat had buttons or zipper or was just open. In my “research” for the TBB post, I saw many jackets with a similar shape to yours. Very flattering, great piece. Wishing you spring weather soon.

  7. Katie Mitchell

    Love that anchor sweater…and the ones you linked to! Actually I have one! I think I’ll wear it tomorrow with my read coat! Thanks for the inspo!!

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