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Warm Weather Layers

06/22/2016 12 Comments

Warm Weather Layers

06/22/2016 12 Comments

I recently realized my closet is lacking in warm weather “completer” pieces: light layers I can throw over a tank and skinnies (or simple dress) for easy polished outfits; like jackets, kimonos, draped cardigans, and vests.

It all started with this utility jacket I found at TJMaxx…

Jacket: Max Jeans via TJMaxx (SIMILAR)
Jeans: Earl Jeans Skinny Ankle White Wash Jeans
Leather Backpack: Roberta M via Hautelook
Sandals: TKEES

It’s made from Tencel, a sustainable fabric made from wood pulp. It’s produced on a “closed-loop system,” in which “99% of the non-toxic chemicals and solvents used are recovered and recycled with minimal waste and very low emissions (source). Any time I see a good piece in Tencel, I scoop it up. The fabric feels luxurious, with a soft silky finish and a flattering drape, and holds its shape and sheen after many runs through the laundry. While I love it year-round, Tencel is especially great in the summertime: it’s composed of tiny fibers that absorb moisture, making it breathable and comfortable in the heat and humidity.

I didn’t mean to get on a Tencel tangent, it’s just really good stuff.

Anyway!

This versatile jacket became an instant favorite in my closet, and I decided I needed others like it. So I added a sleeveless version, also from TJMaxx, and a chambray drape vest that I found when I stumbled into a Chico’s for the first time last week. (When you’re on a shopping mission, leave no stone unturned!)

Now I have my feelers out for a linen blazer. J.Crew has one in a bold coral that I’m sale-stalking; I think it would be perfect with a pair of white or dark skinnies and a silk camisole.

The search for summer completer pieces continues…

 

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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12 Comments

  • Blue Suede Shoes – Keira Lennox 08/11/2016 at 8:55 am

    […] shopping list and dropping the $50 on it; I promise you will wear it to death. It’s made of tencel, so it has a lightweight silky finish that’s cool and comfortable — and machine […]

  • […] decided to kick things off with this easy draped vest from TJMaxx, which is made of Tencel, so it’s a cool and comfy layer for the summer heat. I popped it over my gray cotton tank and […]

  • […] summer capsule wardrobe includes 10 tops, 3 completer pieces, 3 dresses, 7 bottoms, and 7 pairs of shoes. I went heavy on casual neutral pieces for work and […]

  • Chambray Drape Vest – Keira Lennox 06/27/2016 at 8:31 am

    […] on the clearance rack, and thought it would be perfect to add to my growing collection of “completer pieces” for easy outfits. Remaining sizes are limited online (I bought their ‘0’, and […]

  • Rena 06/27/2016 at 12:52 am

    I’m getting caught up on my e-mail reading. The title of your post caught my eye because I’ve just recently posted about a warm weather completer piece and I do believe that my chambray vest is the same one you found at Chico’s. I really like your utility jacket.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  • baublesandknots 06/25/2016 at 7:40 pm

    This is something I struggle with for summer as well. Tencel is an amazing fabric!

  • astylishchoice 06/24/2016 at 4:43 am

    really nice!

  • vintage51 06/23/2016 at 9:39 am

    Love your blog. Your layout and photos are amazing. I love the outfit you featured. I have lots of completer pieces that I wear to death too. Cheers, Michele

  • ClassicMaggie 06/22/2016 at 11:24 pm

    Great outfit! I love white jeans!

    That coat is really cute too; I’ve been looking for something similar.

  • Lauren | also known as mama 06/22/2016 at 6:58 pm

    Love the term “completer pieces.” I may have to steal that one from you. I tend to get stuck on one completer piece for a long time, until I quite literally wear it out. I should probably be on the lookout to add some more to my wardrobe as well!

    Lauren
    Alsoknownasmama.com

    • Keira Lennox 06/29/2016 at 4:12 pm

      Happy hunting!! I love finding pieces that I can just throw over a basic outfit to make things a little more interesting. :)

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