Drape Jacket with Bootcut Jeans

Greetings from Orlando, Florida! We got in yesterday for a few days at Disney World, and it’s so good to see green grass and palm trees and sunshine!

Meanwhile, it’s Day 7 of 26 Days of Spring Fashion, and I suppose it’s time I style a denim silhouette other than skinny jeans.

Today’s outfit features flare jeans and a drape jacket that I like so much, I bought it in two colors.

I promised to try some different denim styles during this series, but to be honest, I’m struggling. The cropped straight leg style is becoming more mainstream this spring, so I’ve been experimenting with that a bit, but so far I haven’t found a pair I like enough to keep.

Flares and bootcuts, though… that is a style of jeans I can get behind. The only reason I don’t wear them more is I prefer them with heels (at least on my 5’5″ frame) and that’s not always practical.

I’ve had my eye on these flare jeans for some time, and I finally decided to bite the bullet and order them to see if they’re as good in person as they looked online.

The verdict? Most definitely!

Anyone who’s hung around these parts for long knows that AG jeans are my kryptonite. I can’t resist their super soft feel, the superb washes, and the tailor-made fit — and these flares did not disappoint.

They’re obviously a little too long, and getting them hemmed is on my to-do list, but in the interest of getting these photos before I left for Florida, I went ahead and photographed them with the highest heels I own.

I love a great pair of pumps, especially paired with blue jeans. There’s that juxtaposition again!

A few weeks ago, I shared 3 tips for making an interesting outfit, and we talked about mixing styles and textures to create a subtle tension that is unexpected and interesting.

This look with the rugged jeans and feminine heels and modern drape jacket is a great example of juxtaposition in an outfit.

Another tip I shared to add interest to an outfit is to wear a completer piece.

This faux suede drape jacket is the completer piece in this outfit. I purchased this jacket because I wanted a piece that will serve the same purpose as my leather jacket and suede moto, but in my spring wardrobe.

This drape jacket has that same edgy vibe, but it’s lightweight so more conducive to springtime. I love the subtle texture in the heathered grey, and the faux suede is comfortable and soft.

In fact, I liked this jacket so much, I also ordered the adobe pink.

I chose a white tee rather than a blouse or cami to add another casual element to the outfit, since the heels and jacket are both on the dressier side.

FYI, this white tee is 30% off at J.Crew, and I really love it. It has a straight hemline, no “boob pocket”, and a flattering v-neckline. I’m actually wearing it right now in the grey, and I’m debating ordering it in even more colors. It’s been a long time since I’ve found a t-shirt I like this much.

It is a little thin, but I like the slub fabric because it has a casual vibe that is modern and on trend.

For size reference, I went up to a medium to allow room for shrinkage. The small pulled a bit across the chest.

This layered necklace sold out soon after I bought it, which is such a shame, because it’s got such a casual/cool vibe. I like how it fills the deep neckline of this t-shirt.

I love how everything came together to create a look I’d wear on a date night with my husband or to meet a friend for lunch.

And yes! My life does, in fact, revolve around food!

Outfit Details:

drape jacket // t-shirt (30% off) // flare jeans (also on amazon; see budget options below) // similar pumps // similar handbag // necklace (option) // bracelet // sunnies

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photos: Alison Cornell