10 Ways To Wear A Lady Jacket

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A lady jacket is a piece that is trending this Fall season. This style of layering piece is elegant and chic and is versatile too! You can wear a lady jacket not only with dresses, skirts and pants, but also with your jeans for an elevated and smart-casual style!

Several retailers have their own style and colors of lady jackets. This Emilie Patch Pocket Lady Jacket from J. Crew comes in several colors and patterns. I love this jacket and bought it in the “black ivory stripe” and “black” colors! I also bought the J. Crew Factory one in the “hthr oatmeal tweed” color! I have the “black” and the “hthr oatmeal tweed” lady jackets in My 29-Piece Fall 2023 Classic Neutral Capsule Wardrobe In My Closet.

The one from J Crew Factory is longer and fits great for those of us who are tall, I’m 5’9”; the black pattern one is beautiful: https://rstyle.me/+zPSUkJJGhlXnw6p5UaQqEw

You can shop everything in the outfits below each outfit or your can shop everything, plus more outfits on my LTK page!

All these outfits are from The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2023 Collection. Included in this capsule wardrobe are convenient online shopping links for all clothes and shoes in the capsule, plus accessories, 100 outfit ideas, a travel packing guide, plus more!

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What Is A Lady Jacket

What is a Lady Jacket? A “lady jacket” is an updated take on the iconic Chanel jacket silhouette. It is typically a layering piece that has buttons on the front that go from the top on the neckline to the bottom of the hem. It also has a crewneck collar and long sleeves. It can be a sweater style (which looks like a cardigan), tweed and other fabrics. You can wear it layered, open and unbuttoned, over tees, blouses and tops or you can wear buttoned by itself as a top. J. Crew has several lady jackets in different styles, colors and patterns!



How To Style A Lady Jacket

A lady jacket is a versatile pieces that you can style different ways. You can wear it with both dressy and casual outfits. It looks great to wear to work at the office, out to lunch or supper or out shopping on the weekends. You can wear it layered over a tee, blouse or shirt, with pants, skirts, jeans or a dress. You can also wear it by itself buttoned up as a top!

10 Ways To Wear A Lady Jacket

Here are 10 outfits styled with a lady jacket. All the pieces are in The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Fall 2023 Collection. The French Minimalist capsule wardrobe includes two convenient shopping links for each pieces in the capsule at different price points.

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Outfit #10


A Bit Of Inspiration For Your Day:

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” – Romans 15:5

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  1. Love these looks so much! I have found that pieces like this lady jacket that I can level up and down really are my jam. Love the more tailored look while still being a knit and super comfortable.

  2. I want to order one but I have a long torso and am on the taller side. 5’8”. Is the JCrew lady jacket too cropped?

  3. Leanne, I am learning so much about fashion that I never knew. It’s complicated but your capsule wardrobes make it so much easier! I just have a question. I’m interested in the loafers you showed from Sam Edelman, but the discount code you provide takes us to the Talbots site. Can you help correct that? Your discount code for Sam Edelman states that it’s $15 off the first purchase. Thanks again for all of your fine work – you are helping the traditional American women look “Classy Yet Trendy”!!

  4. Love the way you’ve styled these outfits! We moved to Florida this year and it will be a while before I can wear sweaters but I want to incorporate these great looks asap!

  5. Cristin,

    Thank you for your comment! I don’t have a discount code for Cole Haan, but if you sign up for their emails you get 10% off your first order and if you sign up for texts you get 15% off (you can always unsubscribe)!

  6. Cristin,

    Oops! I corrected the link so it now goes to Sam Edelman. The loafers are very comfy! I have had these shoes for about 3 years now and love them. They are comfortable right out of the box and I can walk in them all day with no problems. Mine are the “Cedarwood” color which are a dark beige and they come in many colors.

  7. Thanks so much Leanne, I appreciate your personal response to my questions and the attention you pay to all your customers. You are doing a great job!!

  8. Hi there,
    I’ve recently found your website and am finding it SO helpful! Thank you for all of the work you do to put these outfits together.
    I am very cool-toned. I’m wondering about substitutions for the taupe colors, particularly the J Crew Factory shell sweater. I just can’t wear that color up near my face, as it will make me look ill, haha. I’m thinking an easy swap is the same shell in white or black. Would you agree?
    Also, taupe shoes/bags. Have you found any that read “cool” and/or have silver hardware?
    Thanks so much!

  9. Rebecca,

    I have a cool undertone, so I look for browns that have a gray or blue tone, like taupe, cool beige and some camel heathers. You can also sub the browns for grays, which also work as a neutral.

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