OOTD: The Only Way I Know How

NOTE: Anthropologie is offering 20% off your purchase this weekend! Post coming a little later today.

I hardly ever wear camo. It’s not really my thing. But then along came this prettiest one I’d ever seen with tones of perfect plums, greens and tans, and I suddenly I was convinced to make it mine. But how does one style such a tough, masculine piece — even one like this with softer hues? It has to be done with cute compliments I believe…it’s the only way I know how…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacket: Anthropologie | Top: Free People | Jeans: AG Jeans (also 123) |
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (see more of my shoe picks here, here and here)
Sunnies: Ray-Ban (c/o Solstice) | Bracelets: Mya Bay 123 | Watch: Apple
Bag: Chloe (very similar 1, 2) | Earrings: J. Crew

Don’t you love outfits that are easy to throw on and do your thing? This look is ideal for weekends or days off from work for me; I can tie the jacket round my waist if it gets hot or roll the cuffs down to full length if I feel a chill. I love outfits that make me feel good wearing them and this one is the kind where friends say “Cute!!!” upon arrival. I’m especially celebrating the Chloe purse, which I found for a complete steal. It is sold out, but I found a very similar bag — here too — (for much less than even my steal) that has the same look and feel.

Earlier this week I shared my process for creating Spring layered outfits and this jacket was included. It has an oversized fit and runs large on top of that (I sized down to a small) which is what I think is leading to all the negative reviews on Anthro’s site. For me, this jacket is one of the better fits I’ve had a denim jacket, which I never expect to be body-skimming. This one is a great length on my 5’8″ frame and has a good cut across the shoulders, back and down the sleeves. They are ideal for cuffing! As of this morning, the jacket is 20% off, along with all Anthropologie goodies.

My personal style tends towards softer items, so to tone down the tough qualities of the jacket I’ve paired it with a lace top (an easy way to soften any look!), big yet incredibly lightweight earrings, a fun stack of bracelets, a pink bag and leopard print pumps. If that doesn’t do the trick I don’t know what will!

The jacket is not standing tough by itself though. My aviators, a pre-Costa Rica gift from Solstice, also call back to the military vibe of camo, but in a rainbow lens, it’s much more fun and much less serious! Solstice is having an amazing promotion this weekend — if you like designer sunglasses, I highly recommend checking it out! I’m on the hunt for a good pair of round sunnies myself and I think that with the discount these, these or these would be fabulous.

What are your tricks for toning down a masculine piece in your outfits?

85 Comments

  1. bylaurenm
    May 12, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I LOVE this camo jacket against your feminine top. Such a pretty combo!

  2. Meena
    May 12, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Love everything about this outfit-totally stealing this look.

    • May 12, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks Meena!! I am sure you will love it!

  3. LaurenS
    May 12, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Love this entire look, even as someone, like you, who pretty much never wears camo. Well done! Any chance you have a link to some cheaper look alike pumps?

  4. Ashley DTKAustin
    May 12, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Looking absolutely gorgeous in camo!! Such a fun and edgy look!

  5. Amy
    May 12, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Absolutely love this whole look!!! The shoes rock my world!

  6. May 12, 2017 / 10:08 am

    I think the camo jacket looks great with your light pink purse! Great combo! You look fab??

    • May 12, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you very much Sabrina!

  7. klj1
    May 12, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Adore your whole look!

    • May 12, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      That print is really cute! I agree it would be more versatile with two shoulders, but I actually don't mind it being one-shoulder.

  8. May 12, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I am in love with your purse and jacket! I love a jacket that's functional and easy to wear and throw over everything!

  9. May 12, 2017 / 11:53 am

    Love this adorable little bag and your print mixing!

  10. Eina
    May 12, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Looks great, and those sunglasses add such a fun touch.

    I still remember how much I liked the Maeve Camo skirt on you, but I don't think you bought it. Sadly, I tried it, but pencil skirts don't work for me.
    http://effortlesslywithroxy.com/2014/

    • May 13, 2017 / 7:59 pm

      I did love it!! ?????? But at the time I was working in a very conservative office and that never would have flown.

  11. maria
    May 12, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    i love this look on you!

  12. May 12, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    I love camo and how it can so easily act as a neutral. That jacket is so perfect on you!
    XOXO, Cassie Rea

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      It works surprisingly well as a neutral!

  13. Jess
    May 12, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I'm not one who usually likes camo but that jacket is so cute on you and I love those heels and purse!! You look so adorable in these pics:)

  14. May 12, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    Love how you combined that lace top with the camo! I wouldnt have thought of that pairing, but its perfect!

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you Karen and Swill!!

  15. Lindinha
    May 12, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Fabulous Roxy!! I love the Camo x Leopard combo which is something I would never think to do. I do have similar pieces in my closet though so perhaps I'll see if it can work of me too 🙂 hehe

    By the way, you are breaking my heart with that amazing Chloe Bag! Ahhhh nothing like retail torture ??

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Hee! It's a near-daily wear for me right now.

  16. Kristina
    May 12, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    Very cute look! Love the camo jacket! It's very cute with the jeans and even white jeans would look cute too!

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      That's another great idea Kristina!

  17. Carol Friedman
    May 12, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    You look lovely and so happy!!!

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you sweet Carol. 🙂

  18. May 12, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    Wow! You made camo look so feminine and chic! I love your whole look!

  19. gypsytan
    May 12, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    love the mix of print!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

  20. toastycritic
    May 13, 2017 / 12:21 am

    The camo does go really well with the white top and jeans. I am not a big camo fan either but you look good.

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks so much toastycritic!

  21. May 13, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    You do a great job of feminizing that camo jacket!
    I love the pumps and the handbag for sure!

  22. dananicoledesigns
    May 13, 2017 / 8:16 am

    First, I LOVE that purse!!! ANd love how you've style this jacket.

    I think pairing a nice feminine pair of shoes with an otherwise masculine outfit creates a nice balance!

    • May 13, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      Much appreciated dananicoledesigns!!!!

  23. May 13, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Nice casual weekend outfit! The animal print shoes are adorable!

    Mae

  24. Heidi
    May 13, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    LOVE the camo and leopard and I'm obsessed with your bag!

  25. May 13, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Thanks Stace! These pumps are a perfect mix of pretty and comfy.

  26. May 13, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    What a great camo jacket, and I love how you softened it up with the lace top! I'm obsessing over that cute bag!!
    Rachael

  27. Dawn McAlexander
    May 14, 2017 / 1:52 am

    Cool outfit! That is something that I can see myself in. That is my type of outfit and I think it looks great on you, too!

  28. angie the freckled rose
    May 14, 2017 / 2:43 am

    I love how you combined different patterns, colors and textures to make a unique look. I really need a camo jacket in my life! That purse is adorable by the way!

  29. evakidminds
    May 14, 2017 / 11:42 am

    I really do like outfits that can be thrown together in a hurry but look chic. And I love Anthropologie! I can always use a good 20% off sale.

  30. May 14, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    I love, Love!, that you not only paired such lovely eyelet with camo, but those pumps? Wow! You're a genius!

  31. May 14, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Camo was in still while I was a teen in high school. I had a pair of feminine cut camo pants that I wore all the time! I loved those things. I really like how it's coming back in style!

  32. Elizabeth O.
    May 14, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    I definitely love this outfit! It's perfect for a day out with your loved ones or just to have fun. I love your jacket! I don't really wear camouflage that often but it's a lovely print when you're in the mood to wear it.

  33. HilLesha
    May 14, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    Your outfit is super cute! It has been ages since I've worn anything with camouflage print, but I love how you paired it with the blouse you chose as well as the animal print.

  34. May 14, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    My idea of the perfect outfit is also something I can throw on and go about my day, whether I'm heading to brunch or running errands.

  35. May 14, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Anthro is one of my favorite stores to shop. They have such unique pieces, even though sometimes finding the right size feels impossible. I really love the camo jacket paired with the white lace top. It's so chic.

  36. flamingospineapples
    May 14, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I've never been a camo person either, but I love the way you have styled this!! That purse is so adorable.

  37. absolutelyannie
    May 14, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    That jacket is just so cute!!! I love this whole look 🙂

  38. Jeanine
    May 14, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I love the whole look! The jacket is my favourite. Looks really great on you! I would love to pull this look off!

  39. Nataly
    May 14, 2017 / 11:59 pm

    I love this camo jacket and that bag! Too cute

  40. Sarah K Tripp
    May 15, 2017 / 1:13 am

    I've always loved the combo of cheetah and camo!

  41. nina
    May 15, 2017 / 2:48 am

    Such a good camo jacket!

    xo, Nina

  42. May 15, 2017 / 3:22 am

    This camo jacket is amazing! Totally need one like this ASAP!

  43. Azanique S. Rawl
    May 15, 2017 / 3:26 am

    I'm loving this outfit! Those earrings are so cute

  44. May 15, 2017 / 3:55 am

    What a cute teeny tiny bag!

    Jennifer

  45. May 15, 2017 / 11:33 am

    That pink mini bag is my dream!

  46. May 15, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    so cute! the anthro sale was too good this weekend. i got a dress and a clutch. i couldn't pass it up 🙂

  47. May 16, 2017 / 1:50 am

    You look great! Rocking the camo! You go girl! Keep it up!

  48. May 17, 2017 / 10:05 am

    I love things that I can just easily throw on. It makes it super easy to get going. I like to have things in my wardrobe that can go with lots of things. This makes completing an outfit very easy.

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