Windowpane Jacket – Recreating a Look With Closet Dwellers



There is a grid print, equestrian style jacket I am obsessed with. Obsessed! And considering how quickly it’s been selling out at full-retail price (Nordstrom & Neiman Marcus have already sold out!), I gather quite a few other people are as well. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure it would need a complete tailoring makeover on me similar to what this Rag & Bone jacket went through last year. This tailoring job cost a pretty penny, but since I was able to snag the jacket on sale, I considered the costs off-set. Buying the jacket at full-retail price and investing in costly alterations is hard to swallow, so unless I can find it on sale, I’ll sadly have to pass.

Instead, I looked at the details I really liked about it, and realized I could pull items from my current wardrobe to mimic what had originally caught my eye. Those details were: 1) riding jacket silhouette 2) windowpane check pattern 3) pop of tan leather against black wool.

Out from the depths of my wardrobe I pulled a black riding jacket, black and tan windowpane cardigan, and tan leather accessories. Actually, I picked up this tan leather lapel pin from Etsy specifically to mimic the look, but have been happy to see it look great against many other jackets. I might just pick up a black leather one as well!

— Outfit Details —

Jacket Rag & Bone (old)
Cardigan Ann Taylor (old)
Tee thanks to Everlane
Jeans Rag & Bone
Shoes Kate Spade
Handbag Trussardi
Belt J.Crew (also love this one)
Sunglasses Oliver Peoples
Watch Michael Kors – on sale!
Rings Catbird, vintage, & Downtown LA

— Altered —

Jacket has been completely tailored down

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  1. Your mastery of proportions looks so simple and so perfect. Going through all of your posts I always get the sense that you would be an amazing person IRL. You seem so genuine and true to yourself and your style.

    Just want to say that I appreciate your thoughtful posts.

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