I added a new category to my blog called All Dressed Up and No Place to Go, where I can file all the outfits I wish I were wearing out and about! My leggings have gotten a lot of mileage over the last few months, but I’m trying to style the “real clothes” I own – it is such a waste for them to be sitting mostly unworn! Granted, here in Connecticut we have loosened some of our restrictions, so my stops at the office and our outdoor dinners have definitely been welcome excursions. Anyway, today I’m wearing this Eileen Fisher jacket (currently on sale!). I styled it casually because I was envisioning it being worn to get lunch or drinks with a friend – though it could obviously look very polished and office-appropriate with some tapered pants.
I’ve been looking for a lightweight, neutral blazer for awhile and was waiting for the right one. I looked at a few linen choices but decided that since I hate steaming my clothes, Tencel would be a better way to go.
The fabric has a lot of give to it (it’s a Tencel, nylon and spandex blend), which is comfortable and looks great when worn casually – not always easy with a structured blazer. It’s also wrinkle-resistant, which makes getting dressed a breeze.
I am 5’3″ and am wearing the XS; this jacket definitely has an oversized fit. I love the body length, and the arm length is great too – I cuffed the sleeves for the styling to feel more intentional, not because they were too long.
Eileen Fisher is a brand that always intrigues me, because I actually don’t find many of their clothes that appealing on their website. When I see friends wearing Eileen Fisher or when I go to one of their stores though, I always love the pieces! Basically, their clothing is always a stop-scrolling moment for me on Instagram, so maybe there is just a disconnect between the styling of the brand and how their clothes show up in my real life. Eileen Fisher was actually one of the first sustainable fashion brands I ever bought from (at a brick-and-mortar store), back in 2014 and before I had a real passion for responsible clothing and the slow fashion movement. It’s a silk shell that I wear to this day (it looks pretty good, though I wish I had taken a bit better care of it in the past).
They’re also, of course, one of the premier sustainable and responsible brands, with a commitment to tracking their supply chain and to making fashion circular with their Renew line, made of repaired and repurposed apparel from their take-back program.
What is getting dressed looking like for you these days? Athleisure, real clothes, somewhere in between?