If you’ve been around Dressed for My Day long, you know I love my blazers. And I tend to share blazer outfits a lot because, well, that’s what I love and wear. In fact, you’ll see in Wednesday’s upcoming YouTube video that a blazer and top and jeans is one of my favorite outfit uniforms. But maybe you don’t wear blazers. I get it. Most of my friends don’t either. So today I’m sharing the jacket you just might want to wear instead.
I’m just as influenced as you. Ha! I fell in love with this soft, lightweight natural-colored corduroy camp jacket when I saw another influencer wearing it on an Instagram reel. I’ve long lost the reel, and don’t know who she was. But she definitely influenced me to try this fun topper. And I’m not sorry.
The corduroy camp jacket is unlined and runs true to size; I’m wearing my usual medium. I like that it zips and snaps in the front, and it has lots of functional pockets.
I’m wearing the corduroy camp jacket over a simple, lightweight ribbed tee (similar). It was quite warm the day we shot these photos actually. So if you live in the south or somewhere that doesn’t get very cold in the fall and winter, this camp jacket could be such a nice option for everyday wear. It would be nice over a graphic tee, too.
Because the contrast in intensity between my features – eyes, skin and hair – is minimal, I like to wear low contrast in intensity outfits, too. So my preferred outfit is comprised of light wash straight leg ankle jeans with my white tee and natural colored corduroy camp jacket. For my coloring, this presents a very cohesive outfit that helps me to shine rather than the outfit being distracting.
Of course this is also a very casual outfit, one I envisioned wearing to the farmer’s market. By the way, my insulated Borough Market bag is a souvenir from London. Isn’t it nifty?
But I wanted to share another option for wearing this corduroy camp jacket. So I created a slightly more elevated look with higher contrast in intensity, too.
I’m still wearing the same ribbed tee, but you could swap in a long sleeve tee or even a striped one. And here I’m wearing my dark wash straight leg jeans from Talbots. These jeans do look nice on, but they fit a little snugger than Talbots other straight leg jeans in my opinion. Others who left reviews seem to concur. And for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. The fabric just doesn’t have as much give even though it says it does on the website. But they are sharp looking. Just don’t expect them to be extremely soft and comfy. I’m wearing my usual size 8.
To pull this high contrast look together, I wore leather boots (use code KAYBOOTS for $50 off your first pair of Ally boots) and a Kate Spade shoulder bag in a similar medium intensity caramel brown. I think those accessories help bridge the contrast in the light colored jacket and top and the dark wash jeans.
Just recently I had a reader tell me that she’d love to wear blazers, but they’re just too hot for her Florida winters. I spend a little time in Florida each winter, and I think this lightweight corduroy camp jacket might be a really nice alternative. It’s sharp and classy, but still casual and fresh. I wish it were on sale; alas, it is not. And Evereve rarely discounts. But you might also consider some of the other corduroy jackets I rounded up in the shopping widget below, including this dark green one also available at Evereve.
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How are your investments doing? Have you been investing enough to see a return? Have you been investing wisely? No, I’m not talking money. I don’t know enough about those kinds of investments to even ask. But I have been thinking lately about the investments I make with my time and energy.
The Bible teaches us the age-old principle of sowing and reaping. We will indeed reap what we sow. If we spend our time and energy on fleshly investments and pursuits, we will simply reap that which eventually perishes. But if we invest in spiritually beneficial things – Bible study, prayer, scripture meditation and memorization, serving others and sharing the gospel – we will reap spiritual blessings. Are you just not seeing it? Persevere. Most of the time we reap much later, not immediately.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. ~ Galatians 6:7-8