Styling a Robe Jacket

Welcome back to 25 Days of Summer Fashion! Today is Day 8, and I’m venturing a little bit out of my comfort zone and styling a robe jacket.

How to Wear a Robe Jacket This Spring

This Madewell robe jacket came in my last Trunk Club delivery, and I thought it would be fun to style. Basically, this is a wardrobe item that resembles a bathrobe but is intended to be worn as street wear — thus the term, robe jacket.

I expect this outfit to get mixed reactions because I know a lot of people didn’t care for the robe jacket when I shared it on my Insta Story. I admit it’s not my favorite, but I wanted to give it a shot. I mean, what good is having a fashion blog if I never try anything new?

How to wear a robe jacket and why you might want one this summer!

True confessions, I sent the robe jacket back. (I only wore it for about 5 minutes in my front yard for this photo shoot.) It’s a little “out there” for me and I know myself well enough to know that I probably wouldn’t ever wear it. That said, I think it could be a nice work wear piece for someone who is looking for a light layer to wear indoors that is more trendy and fun than a blazer or cardigan, and you can also wear it over a white tee and jean shorts for a more casual weekend look.

The pattern has an interesting combination of colors — navy blue, brown, blush, and light blue primarily make up this floral print. I like that it is different than so many of the florals I’m seeing in the stores right now.

Since it has a dark color palette, I wore it with a white cami and light pink jeans to keep the look summery. I feel like these jeans were practically made for this jacket. To anchor the look with another dark tone on the bottom, I went with brown sandals. I wore a silky cami underneath but you could definitely dress it down with a tee or tank if that’s more comfortable for you.

How to wear a robe jacket and why you might want one this summer!

These shoes are really fun. I picked them up at the Vince Camuto store when I was shopping at Disney Springs, but I can only find them online at and Amazon. I’ve never ordered from that site before, but it says they have free shipping and free exchanges. I love the studded details on these sandals, and they’re very comfortable. They have a 3″ heel rather than the 4″ that is so common with this style of shoe. That 1″ makes a big difference! I could wear these all day.

Vince Camuto Luchia Leather Studded Gladiator Style Block Heel Sandals

Also, I love, love, LOVE these jeans. If you’re looking for light pink jeans and you don’t mind spending a bit more, these fit great and are super comfortable. There’s a lot of stretch to them, so definitely size down. Right now they’re 25% off at Bloomingdale’s with code MAINEVENT.

light pink released hem jeans

This outfit is a bit of a departure from my typical style, but I think it’s fun for a change. The robe jacket is something to consider if you’re looking for an unusual wardrobe piece that makes a modern statement.

What do you think? Would you wear a robe jacket?

How to wear a robe jacket and why you might want one this summer!

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robe jacket // similar camis here and here // pink released hem jeans (25% off with MAINEVENT) // block heel gladiator sandals // layered necklace // faux pearl earrings // kate spade new york mylie hobo (30% off, no code needed) // sunnies c/o Maui Jim

I also wanted to let you know that my friend Alison has created a Summer Work Wear Capsule, and I thought some of you might be interested. I get a lot of requests for work wear, but that really isn’t my wheelhouse. Alison’s Summer Work Wear Capsule Wardrobe gives you everything you need to build an office-appropriate wardrobe for summer — a shopping list of trends and classics plus three weeks of mix and match outfit ideas. It’s the perfect way to refresh your wardrobe this summer.

Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the summer outfit she’s styling today!

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