The foundations remain the same: One in navy, one in black. With the easy unstructured linen jackets in the black outfits, I put a simple black tank beneath them.
These are jackets that look “buttoned-up” when they’re buttoned up, but I thought if you wanted to unbutton them that a tank top makes more fashion sense.
In the navy outfits, I thought a choice of navy tops would offer more flexibility while still staying on message. The long-sleeve V-neck t-shirt takes some of the formality from the structured jackets, which means I would wear them open so the mood feels relaxed.
The linen tank could go either way, but it tends to give the jackets a more polished vibe.
I like the idea of the sort of “solidness” of the unstructured jackets paired with the lightness of sandals. I wonder what you think?
In both sets, the jackets are simply the final flourish. The basics can always stand alone, but I would wear a long-sleeve black v-neck t-shirt if I decided not to wear the jackets.
For me, the only way I can feel comfortable in color is to layer it on top of my uniform foundation. I once owned a navy striped seersucker jacket, though longer than the one in the navy set. I’ve never owned a purple linen jacket, but I think I would love one.
Here’s hoping you’re not bored with this series. I’m definitely not. I’ve already started on the next two sets. One is quite different, but basically the same. You’ll see. . .