Guest blogger Annie Mescall of The Annie Issue Blog shows us how she styles one staple piece, three ways.
Hi everyone! This is Annie Mescall from The Annie Issue Blog. I’m excited to be back on Stage’s blog to share some more style tips. Today, I’m partnering with Stage’s Ways to Wear It campaign. I have chosen one timeless staple piece and styled it 3 different ways.
At the beginning of the year, one of my goals was to create new outfits with pieces that were already in my closet. Ideally, we’re not all able to go out and buy a new outfit every day. When I purchase an item, I think of all the ways I can wear it. If I can style it at least 3 different ways, I purchase it. My one staple piece today is a denim jacket! This is actually the first denim jacket that I’ve bought. I’ve always borrowed them from my sister’s closet. I have no idea why I didn’t own one until now. Denim jackets are a classic and timeless staple piece. They can be worn all 4 seasons and be styled from casual day wear to date night. I recommend purchasing one that isn’t lined with Sherpa or has
Look #1: Casual Everyday
I’m constantly on the go and opt in for casual everyday wear most days of the week. The first outfit that came into my mind was one that I can wear every day. When I picked up the gray romper, I swore it was a dress. When I found out that it was a romper, I had to bring it home. When you have two children and they both want to be constantly held, rompers are a lifesaver. Add a pair of white sneakers and you’re set. The denim jacket helps dress the outfit up. This outfit is the epiphany of a casual wear. I’ve worn similar outfits like this for years and it never gets old. You probably have at least one of these pieces in your closet already, if not all.
Look #2: Comfy Layers
It’s still chilly here in Houston so the second outfit is one that you can wear now. Denim jackets can be layered underneath and over. If it’s really cold, throw a long length sherpa coat over your denim jacket and layer underneath with a sweater. I wore this red button up and black jeans for an edgier look. Denim on denim is very trendy but it’s a little hard to style because you have to get the denim colors just right. I personally love a blue denim jacket with
Look #3: Spring Transition
My last outfit is for transitioning into spring. Spring arrive next month and I’m sure a few of us have already ordered a few floral dresses. Instead of waiting for the weather to warm up to wear your new pieces, throw on your denim jacket. It completes the outfit and ties well together. That’s why a denim jacket is a staple piece, you can wear it during multiple seasons. A teddy coat for instance can’t be thrown over a floral midi dress, your outfit would look like two different seasons. This last style tip is super easy; throw your denim jacket over your spring dress, romper, or jumpsuit. That’s it, There’s nothing else to it.
Denim jackets are versatile and get better with time. The jackets that I borrow from my sister are 8+ years old. They’ve loosen in the shoulders to fit and the fabric has gotten softer. Now that I finally have my own, I can always bring it with me.
Thank you so much for reading along. I hope my tips have helped you style the perfect outfit.