This look sort of defies my own set of unspoken rules about wearing tailored pieces; I usually like to pair something tailored with something loose, flowing, or distressed. I feel like it breaks-up the severity of the look and injects a little fun into it.
However, today I just felt like something a little different. I had been thinking about this Tibi blouse that I've had for a while, and wondered if it would work under a jacket. It's a very structured-looking top (even though its really lightweight silk), so pairing it with a jacket seemed somehow a bit risky…a bit….I don't know masculine. Man-ish. Whatever. Not that the whole borrowed from the boys thing is bad, it's just not my comfort zone.
As it turns out, I like the overall effect. It's no fuss, will go just about anywhere, and with the flat Chelsea boots, it's a really easy look to get around in. If I'm honest, I probably still prefer my usual mix of shapes and textures, but for a more low key day or even a work-related affair, it's nice to know this look is there if I need it.
Tibi blouse (old), similar / Giorgio Armani jacket (old), similar / chelsea boots / Mango jeans / Vestal watch (old), similar