18 May 2011

Layer Inspiration



1. Thakoon   2. Joie   3. Topshop   4. American Vintage   5. Kirna Zabete   6. Topshop

In the spirit of yesterday's post and the fact that I received quite a few inquires/comments stating the love/need for a military-esque top layer, I was inspired to hunt for some cool worthy pieces!
Pairing this style jacket with a light and fun piece is key for me, so I layered it on top of a polka dot printed silk tank to soften the look a bit. An edgy jacket thrown over a feminine blouse is a look that I absolutely adore not only because it looks casual yet chic, but it has a way of providing a good balance between the two styles.

Do you like mixing edgier pieces with flirty and feminine pieces?

xo,
N

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44 comments:

Eleanor said...

You are truly a mix master!
Love mixing things up...feminine is always better with edgy!
And I'll take one of each please.
Thank you.

Kate said...

I have been swooning over that E&J jacket for so long! Such amazing structure & it's so polished for being a military jacket! Also love the first tank - fuchsia & olive pair sooo well together! Gorg!

RosaLovesDC said...

Can I have jacket #4? Hehehe. Perfect layering pieces.

Bud and Leo said...

This is motivational and inspirational for me because I am so scared of military styles! Thank you! :)

Polly said...

I do love my Military jacket, it gets a crazy workout, this time of year. Love the idea of putting it with a pretty blouse.

Krystal said...

I love that 2nd tank top, going to investigate it now :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh yes! Pairing any of those together would be perfecto!! I love wearing something edgy with something pretty :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Lee Oliveira said...

Great mix.. I loved, loved #2 (free people jacket).
They should do for guys too. Absolutely fabulous
lee x

Cassie Lee said...

I love # 2 in jackets and # 1 in blouses...pink and army green, perfect balance of feminine and masculine!

Erika said...

Yes! I so love the look of masculine pieces topping feminine styles - it's such a gorgeous juxtaposition between textures and aesthetics. That Free People jacket is gorg! :)

Johanna said...

I love #3! Adorable!

Andi said...

I love your mixes, you're incredible.
That Elizabeth and James military jacket is currently in my TJ Maxx!!

Annie said...

Yes, I love that mix! All of your choices are so awesome. I especially love #2 in both groups :) Have a great day! xo

Courtney Erin said...

I love mixing feminine pieces with edgier ones - the military inspired coat and printed blouse can be such a great way to do that!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Cara said...

I am loving the military vests right now (#3) so fun! I am a huge fan of mixing edgy pieces with feminine ones, I think it makes such a fantastic combo
xo Cara
http://www.afashionloveaffair.com/

Tereza said...

I love the army green! Will need to try to find a piece for my wardrobe

modanistajunkie.com said...

I love mixing prints and neutral colors with fun bright colors!! I think it's refreshing and fab!!!

You look awesome on your last post by the way!!

xoxo,
Mel

Priscila Peters said...

Hi,

The blouses are fantastic. So beautiful... isnpiring.

Lisa said...

Obj I've been majorly looking for a military anorack jacket but I just can't seem to find the perfect one yet. Love that joke tank so cute!!

Gawgus things... said...

Definitely like to mix something frou-frou with something rock 'n' roll! However, don't think I'll be needing the jackets with all this sun we've got - phew,hot, hot, hot ;) Sending some your way :) xxx

About Last Weekend said...

Hi, nice to meet you, saw you on Mary Jos blog and loved your outift. The Gryphon one is so cool, just enough sequins. Always love their stuff but sometimes too unconstructed for me to wear.

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..I love this selection. The Chloe jacket is amazing, sweetie. Have a fantastic day, kisses and hugs

P.S: I'm hosting an awesome Organic cosmetics Giveaway today! Perfect for a summer glowy skin:)

this free bird said...

I saw #1 for $100 once. Curse the day I left it behind! Military is such a good friend.

xo,
C

Mo Pie, Please said...

I admire your ability to mix and match! I'm not that great at layering but this really helps!

amalie said...

great selection of jackets and tops! i need all of thiss
x

Twenty.Something said...

Gorgeous! Love the picks. Those patterns and colors make me so happy!!

x
http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

Catita said...

I say yes tot army green and even better paired with flowery tops!

Amiyrah said...

Gotta love a mix of pretty and masculine. I have been trying to figure out how to wear tops like the Joie one. Do we just let the bra hang out for everyone to see? Those shirts confuse me lol.

Shea said...

Yes! I love mixing casual and dressier pieces, and I love this idea. I'm going to try my jacket that's similar to the ones you've pictured with some of my more feminine blouses. Thanks!

Kavery said...

You are a genius at layering. I like doing the soft with soft look and the soft and edgy look too. Just to keep it interesting.

Kellie W. said...

I love these combinations! The Free People jacket and leopard print Topshop shirt are my favorites!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yes to all the jackets!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

UN-stitched said...

Great pics! I don't mix edgy and feminine enough, thanks for the inspiration!
christine
http://un-stitched.com

Nihmen T. said...

I love these combinations! I would definitely wear these :)

Sabby V said...

Totally agree that these are must have pieces! Love the Joie top:)

Sabrina
http://missworkingirl.blogspot.com/

Cee said...

You really can't go wrong with the combination of an edgy military jacket and a floaty silk top... Any combination of the items you've picked would be fabulous!
xox,
Cee
http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

Shelby said...

love number three of both sets!! and yes, mixing edgy and feminine is my favorite style <3shelby

www.makemesparkly.blogspot.com

Fifth Sparrow said...

I love the items you chose! Anything military and slightly boyish with a pretty print is good by me! xx

KaNini's said...

Oh...I was justbrowsing your blog... you have such an amazing style! Love it!
Following for sure!
P.S. Tnx so much for your comment! :)
xox

K.

The Bashful Rose said...
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The Bashful Rose said...

love all of the pieces you've chosen... you have great style..

Joan.Dorina said...

Perfect post..Keep blogging love you blog..Follow us and we will follow you back!Kisses from Greece!
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Nikki said...

A jacket and some tops like these are exactly what I've been craving for this season! x

Andee Layne said...

so many great pieces!!