How to Style a Sleeveless Jacket


We’ve had some beautiful weather the past few days so I haven’t had to bundle up in a ton of layers, but I still get a little chilly. This is where the sleeveless jacket comes into play! Let’s just call it what it is. The trend word “sleeveless jackets” is just a fancier word for vest. 😉 About two years ago sleeveless jacket was a huge buzzword and while I loved them, I just wasn’t too sure about how I would style them. Silky sleeveless jackets paired so well over a soft tank and boyfriend jeans, but sometimes I felt swallowed in the fabric due to my height. I decided to play around with shape and height this season and I love how I have started to wear them! I just incorporate them with more fitted dresses and a chunky-heel and I feel like the proportions are just right for my height. It’s an added textural element that can dress up your look or make it more casual just depending upon what you’re pairing it with. The other thing I love about a sleeveless jacket is how well it can fit in the right work environment. If you have a relaxed office culture a sleeveless jacket like this would pair perfectly with these work pants and a blouse that has sleeves.

I’ll pull a few of my favorite sleeveless jackets below so you can see what would work best with what you already have in your wardrobe!

Also, I wanted to share a little Peaches update! So many of you e-mailed about her surgery and were so kind to be thinking of her and hoping she would heal quickly. It worked! We were told she wouldn’t want to walk for 12 weeks and she would be miserable. I’d say she didn’t want to walk for 2 weeks, acted a little miserable for 4 weeks and by 6 weeks I was having to hold her down so she wouldn’t run to the door. If anything it’s just been hard limiting her activity because she think she feels fine! So thank you so much for all the well wishes and thoughts and prayers. The vet said a lot of this is because she is still a puppy [she is only 1] so she heals quickly and thinks she is fine, but she could still do damage. The vet also explained she also thinks the other part is that God knew I needed a healthy dog before I brought home a baby! haha. Last week we were told we could take her for her first walk, but to expect her to walk half a mile. That girl wanted to walk for 4 miles and I kept telling Paul, “We should pick her up! I’m getting nervous!” But she did great and I’m so happy to see her back to her normal self before baby arrives. Paul jokes that the 12 week recovery was more so it would be 12 weeks for her leg hair to grow fully back since it was shaven with the surgery. I think he is right. haha.

Another little funny note about Peaches! After our walk I took a shower and we decided to order Favor [a take out app that will delivery anything for you]. When I got out of the shower I could hear the Favor girl was at our door. Paul was holding Peaches and the girl was asking him questions about her for 15 minutes. When Paul came back in the house I jokingly said, “Was the Favor girl flirting with you?”

Paul’s response killed me. I laughed so hard I thought I’d go into labor. He said, “Babe, dogs like Peaches are just wedding rings that bark. What single guy would have a 5-pound dog with a pink bow? I think she just wanted a Peaches. She didn’t want to talk to me.” haha!

So now I keep telling Peaches she is a wedding ring that barks. It was too funny!

I hope you have a great Thursday, thank you so much for reading!


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Dress: Similar | Vest: Revolve | Booties: Nordstrom | Bag: Tory Burch, Similar | Sunglasses: Henri Bendel | Bracelets: The Styled Collection [c/o], The Styled Collection [c/o], The Styled Collection [c/o] | Watch: Michael Kors | Lipstick: Cherry Liner

Photography by: Angie Garcia

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  1. Bailey wrote:

    Too funny!! I have a maltipoo too (who looks exactly like Peaches!) and I never let my husband take him anywhere alone– I know how much female attention they would get!!! ; )

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  2. Haha that’s hilarious and so true! I always chuckle to myself when I see men out walking teeny tiny girly puppies alone! I’m so glad she’s feeling better, though!

    I’m totally on board with the sleeveless jacket because of its versatility. I love that it can be worn under a heavier coat for really cold days, but add an extra layer of warmth and comfort for work days inside the office – it’s kind of like a more stylish cardigan! ????

    Great look and photos as always, and I’m crushing hard on those booties! Love the color of them especially!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  3. Caroline wrote:

    We have a nine-pound Yorkie and women love talking to my guy about her! I’ll have to remember that “wedding ring that barks” line .. Paul is too much sometimes! Love his heart!!

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  4. Nikki Bridges wrote:

    Okay that is seriously too too funny! We have a little Mini Australian Shepherd puppy. She has this pink cheetah print collar and hot pink leash, so when my boyfriend walks her I’m sure it’s the same feeling lol!

    So happy to hear Peaches is feeling better! It’s so scary when your pup has to go through something so serious.

    Have a great Thursday Katey!

    XOXO, Nikki |

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  5. Morgan wrote:

    So in love with this outfit!! You’re workin it mama!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  6. HA! This made me laugh out loud. Totally fair comment by Paul! Love this outfit, by the way!

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  7. Mary-Katherine wrote:

    A wedding ring that barks bahahahaha omg I can see why you almost went into labor! Too funny!

    So glad Peaches is healing up so quickly, it really is so amazing how God can answer prayers.

    Published 26 Jan 17Reply
  8. I always love the look of a sleeveless jacket with long sleeves! <3

    Published 27 Jan 17Reply
  9. Amanda wrote:

    First, I need those heels in my life! and second, I can’t get over how cute you look with that baby bump!
    Xo Amanda

    Published 27 Jan 17Reply