Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Over 50 Fashion- Transitioning Your Wardrobe-The Josie Jacket Five Ways

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I live on the Central Coast of California and it rarely gets very hot or very cold. The vineyards are the only place we really see fall color.  Here a transitional wardrobe always makes sense.  I don't claim to be a fashionista. I always defer to the experts. Glamour has some great tips on how to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall here. If you want to get the most bang for your buck (who doesn't?) check out Money Crasher's advice here

A few of my favorite Suggestions:

"Make a Scarf your Best Friend"

"Add tights to a summer dress"

"Add Boots"

"Invest in a Statement Making Jacket"

I am a huge fan of anything from Comfy USA.  I probably have more from their line in my closet than any other brand.  Why?  Most are made with fabrics that do not wrinkle so they are great for travel.  They are also great transition pieces from season to season.  One of their newest items that I am crazy about is the Josie Jacket, by Jason/Comfy USA, from Artful Home. It pops out of the box looking just like this.  No ironing necessary.  

Josie Jacket by Comfy USA: Knit Jacket available at www.artfulhome.com:

Right now I can wear it with just a scarf or neclace at the neck. Like this one from Artful Home

Dots and Dashes Necklace by Kathleen Nowak Tucci (Rubber Necklace) | Artful Home:

 Later I can add a turtleneck for warmth. Here are some of the combinations I would wear. Right now a polka dot scarf , the josie jacket, leggings and loafers.

 It is also stretchy enough that you can pull it over and pin it asymmetrically.  I pinned it with one of my vintage rhinestone pins. Add a cute pair of flats and you can wear it out at night.

When it begins to cool off here it will be chilly in the a.m and then by noon it might be warm again.  I can throw the Josie Jacket over my Spirithouse Tunic  for the cooler mornings and evenings. I added the necklace that my husband got me for our anniversary for interest.

 As it begins to cool off even more I might throw the josie jacket on over a crisp white shirt for work.  Add boots and a statement necklace for fun.

In January and February we have what is our closest thing to real winter.  Here I have added a light weight ivory cashmere sweater from J Crew and a five year old skirt from Nic and Zoe.  Add boots and this works for work or travel.

Josie Jacket Capsule Wardrobe by cindyhattersleydesign on Polyvore featuring J.Crew, Banana Republic, Earth, Blondo and Urban Originals:

If you love the Josie Jacket as much as I do go to Artful Home and check it out.  I think you will find it to be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe.  I don't think you will find a more flattering jacket for any shape or size.  It even comes in Plus Sizes. Jennifer from a Well Styled Life did a post on the same jacket.  You can see how she styled it here.  

What do you think of the Josie Jacket?

I have been compensated for this post by Artful Home but the words and opinions are my own.


  1. I love the jacket, here in SW France the days are still wonderfully warm but mornings and evenings can be chilly, like you I have made the scarf my best friends, it is all that is needed at the start of the day and they come in so many colours and fabrics. Personally I stick to simple dark colours.

    1. I so agree...the older I get the less adventurous I am. I know what I will wear and what looks good on me (well most of the time!)

  2. L O V E.........and it will LOOK FANTASTIC ON YOU!HOW ABOUT A PHOTO??

  3. I love these suggestions. I always need visual help where fashion ideas are concerned. The capsule wardrobe surrounding the Josie Jacket is perfect. Great post. I'll be checking out the link and possibly ordered this versatile piece.

    1. Karen you would love this jacket. It is so flattering. I don't believe you need visual help but you are so kind to say so!

  4. Love that styl from Artful home...so versatile....not sure if they ship to Europe. Do you know it?

  5. I have a girlfriend who makes a signature statement out of this jacket. Now I know where she buys her favorite piece. It is super flattering! I love your ideas for transitional dressing listed here. It's still quite warm in Nor Cal. Looking forward to cooler temps and layering options.
    xx, Heather
    I just launched my new curated travel agency and I have a fun giveaway going on to celebrate. Hope you can stop by and enter! :)

  6. hi cindy
    love this jacket and it seems like it would be slimming perhaps????? need that help. off to check this out, thank you!
    debra (5th and state, not sentimental notes)

  7. Thank you for this wonderful collection of the dressing i really appreciate it.
    vide dressing


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