This post is contributed by Ashley Aikele of The Daily Bucket
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the warmer weather, that is until I spotted the anorak jacket this season. The anorak is typically defined by its drawstrings at the waist and cargo-like pockets. Often anoraks read utilitarian, or “hi, I just backpacked the alps”. But today I am going to tell you how to mix the earthy anorak with some of this springs flirty trends.
Pairing the anorak jacket with a printed dress gives this look a feminine feel. Pull the drawstrings in the jacket to accentuate the waist even more. To take the look up a notch I added pastel flats and a bold necklace. I wanted a nice balance between earthy and flirty so I added a leather belt and bag with western pattern to go along with the jacket.
Anorak’s are used to being paired with a checkered shirt so adding a pink button up to this look was a no-brainer. The key to helping this anorak vest feel more fresh and not like a lumber jack, is color. Hence the pink jean instead of the typical blue jean. The turquoise necklace helps dress things up and add a pop of color. For the bag, I picked one that had a Native American-like pattern but also had some color to tie everything together. Last but not least the wooden clog. The perfect piece to polish off the look.
Which outfit is your favorite? How do you feel about the anorak jacket?
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>