I faces a harsh reality this morning when I had to get up for school. I've been on break for so long I almost forgot that I'd have to go back eventually. Suffice to say, taking 17 days off in the middle of the semester definitely has it's downsides. However, the biggest issue I faced this morning was not gifting my internal alarm clock or rushing to get my hair and makeup done in my allotted 15 minutes. It was the cold air that hit me like a ton a bricks on my way out the door. I forgot how cold it could get at 6:45 in the morning in the middle of a Tennesseean October. The good news is that I can now pull out all of the cardigans and ladylike jackets I've had stored away since last fall. With just an added piece of cloth draped over my typical attire I can not only stay warm but also look significantly better dressed than the girls sitting/standing next to me. But just like most great fashion pieces, the ladylike jacket can be customized to fit the style and daily demands of the lucky lady that chooses to embraces it. Years ago The Vault Files blog created a guide to the six primary ways to style and wear a ladylike jacket. Their guide has stood the test of time (which we all know is a true accomplishment in this fickle fashion world) so feast your eyes and take some notes because I have a feeling the ladylike jacket will be your new best friend.
Photo from The Vault Files
Outfits from Zara, J. Crew, Atlantic Pacific, J. Crew, Topshop on Pinterest, and 9 to 5 Chic respectively