Styling a Jean Jacket for Summer

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Jacket {small} | White Dress {small} | Red Dress {small}

My sister moved to a house over the weekend and as I was helping her sort through her closet, I cringed as I saw so many items I had worn a handful of times and passed down to her. I’m glad she can get use out of them, but it made me realize how much I hate to purchase items I won’t wear long-term. Sure, there are moments a sequin outfit will only do {New Year’s Eve, anyone?!} but there were a handful of dresses and rompers I just didn’t get as much wear out of as I would have liked. Pregnancy also makes me really think this way as I restyle outfits for weeks on end as my body changes. Basically, I LIKE to be an outfit repeater, and with my blog, I hope you can see that.

After sorting through her clothes, I made a section on my clothing rack for postpartum and nursing options. I didn’t do this when I had Maxi and I had no clue how difficult it could be to find the right pieces for nursing. Whether you nurse or bottle-feed {who knows what this baby will do!} making a little capsule wardrobe for after birth makes sleep-deprived life much easier. I threw an oversized jean jacket on the rack and wanted to chat about it with you all today.

A jean jacket is my closets year-round bff and I can think of a few years a jean jacket was the top seller on my blog for the entire year. They are practical, they work with ANY look, and we always reach for them. Whether you are going on a chilly walk in the evening with family, eating dinner on the patio, or wanting something to tie around your waist with your workout look, a jean jacket always works. I used to always say I liked my looks to have one part girly and one party edgy, and while my style has evolved over the years, the jean jacket always fits the edgy part. As you can see in the photos above, you can either mix an oversized jacket with a more fitted dress or a more feminine dress. This jean jacket is from Walmart and runs TTS with a bit of an oversized fit in the arms. I styled it with this white eyelet dress, which is sold out in white, but you can still grab it in blue! While this dress is NOT maternity, the waist is stretchy so it works for pregnancy or postpartum, and I took a small in it. It also has buttons so if you nurse, it works for that, as well! But if you want to style this with my maternity dress shown above, this red dress is available from Walmart here. It comes in a few other colorways and you’ll want to take your pre-pregnancy size. It was actually the top seller from my IG stories last week. I’m telling you all, Walmart maternity dresses are what you will want to live in. The quality beats my more expensive ones by a landslide.

So if you’re needing an item that won’t get passed down to a friend after only 3 uses and one that you can style 5 out of 7 days a week, try this jean jacket for summer. From throwing it on over biker shorts to feminine dresses, it’s the perfect addition to finishing a look.

What do you prefer for summer? A jean jacket or light cardigan?


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  1. Love the way you styled your jean jacket! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 19 May 20Reply
  2. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Love it with the white dress – such a sweet classic look!

    xo Laura Leigh

    Published 19 May 20Reply
  3. christy quiggle wrote:

    Thank yo for sharing your pregnancy tummy with us. It is something that should be photographed always! You look adorable. The white dress does not look like the one when I clicked on it. I realize it’s blue, but not the eyelet or other features. Am I wrong? Thanks Katy!

    Published 19 May 20Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Christy! Aw thank you so much! I feel the same. 🙂 If you click the white option on the dress, that is it. But the white sold out 🙁 and I don’t think the blue has the eyelet. 🙁 So sorry! xx, Katey

      Published 19 May 20Reply