It's been a while since I've done one of these, and I've been dying to do it again. Problem is I feel a lot of the basics I wear over and over again are sort of boring, and it's hard to pick pieces to feature. But I'll try, I promise. Today's wear and wear again is the swing jacket, sometimes called trapeze, although mine is almost more like a blazer.
I bought this kelly green jacket at Old Navy back in January or February for about $30 (on sale). I usually don't spend that much on Old Navy, since their pieces tend to fall apart on me, but something about this jacket just stood out. I don't know if it was the color, or the shape, but I don't wear it enough for as much as I like it.
Swingy/trapezy shapes can be hard to work around...you'll notice below that I usually balance it out with a more fitted shape on bottom. With wide-leg trousers, the proportion would be totally off.
I'd really like to try this out next with a sheath dress or my khaki pencil skirt. Or maybe with another colorful piece, since I usually tone down the rest of the outfit colors with this jacket. Or maybe just with different shoes.
How would you style this jacket?