WIW: Striped blazer, red cowl neck & new clutch

My MIL bought me this beautiful clutch yesterday and I wanted to use it right away, so that was the starting point for my outfit this morning. I've paired this clutch with my black/white striped blazer, a red cowl neck tank and a pair of simple black trousers. On my feet today are my Clarks shoes (almost shooties). On top of everything when I head out the door is my black quilted jacket. For jewelry today, I'm wearing my vintage black enamel/gold/faux diamond bracelet.

What do you think of this outfit? How is the pattern mixing with the animal print clutch and striped blazer? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Quilted jacket: Peter Nygard
Blazer: Ambition (from Winners)
Tank: Sears brand Jessica
Trousers: NJP Petite
Shoes: Clarks
Clutch: Material Girl
Bracelet: vintage

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  • Raisin replied 7 years ago

    What a cute clutch! Your MIL has great taste! I think it goes great with the outfit because it ties into the red but it's not totally matchy matchy because of the animal print. Love your striped blazer and quilted jacket too. They add great interest while still staying neutral. Perfect!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 7 years ago

    I see a few Nygard pieces have been making it into your WIWs lately. I find they fit quite well for me too.

    I agree with Rae about the reds. I like that they play with each other but aren't too same. I also really like the quilted jacket. It really is getting chilly in the mornings. I had the heated seats on in my car the other day.

  • Preppy Pear replied 7 years ago

    I may have to wear stripes with my animal print flats today, Shannon! Your pattern-mixing continues to inspire!

  • ramya replied 7 years ago

    The clutch is awesome. And your outfit rocking as always :)

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, this outfit is by far your best. The red top looks beautiful with the striped blazer and that clutch is killer. I want a similar blazer now.

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Wow, this is fantastic! K-worthy in my book, Shannon! I love the pattern mix and if that jacket were in my wardrobe, I'd be wearing it Non. Stop.

    The clutch is fantastic. You MIL is a good shopping fairy for you!

  • citygirldc replied 7 years ago

    The more I see your outfits, the more inspired I get. I love the stripes and the clutch.

  • morethanbeige replied 7 years ago

    I love the stripes with the animal print. And the added texture with the jacket. Cute clutch. Fab MIL!

  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago

    I like the stripes and animal print clutch. I think it works because of the reds and the small size of the clutch. I love that quilted jacket!

  • trinity replied 7 years ago

    I love this! I've been on the hunt for a similar clutch. Your MIL did good!

  • Debbie replied 7 years ago

    I love this pattern mixing. That clutch is beautiful.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    The clutch is perfect with this outfit. Your MIL has great taste - also in DILs!

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Ok, seriously, that is the cutest clutch, ever. Love the whole outfit and your artistic shot 4 is cool and clever.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Love the animal print with the stripes! And that clutch is amazing!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Perfect! And you look very slim if I might say so.

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    Oh my gosh! It just doesn't get any better than this! I love stripes with leopard, and that bag is just faboo!! (And I second the "you look very slim these days" sentiment!)

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  • lyn67 replied 7 years ago

    I thought black, white and reds cannot surprise me anymore.
    Now, I loged in just to say, this is high five, and your MIL has G:O:R:G:E:O:U:S sense of style. That clutch is K2K:-)

  • Mochi replied 7 years ago

    I'm a sucker for red, white and black, but you take it to new heights with your particular clean, mod silhouette and TDF new clutch. Thanks for bringing some cheer into an anxious day for us in the midst of the storm.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Squeeee!!!! So glad you all like the clutch. Does MIL know me or WHAT???

    Dianthus - yep, I like a good Nygard item here and there. It usually fits me pretty well and the quality is always excellent. This quilted jacket is going on three years old now and still looks fantastic.

    Carole - I started adding the close up shot of accessories a while ago since I think many details don't show up in the whole outfit. Maybe gives others a clue as to why I chose a particular piece, you know?

    Denise & Mary - why thank you! You may tell me any time if you think I'm looking slim (lol!)

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Shannon, this is a fantastic outfit, and the clutch is adorable! Your MIL has been paying attention!

  • Sylvie replied 7 years ago

    That quilted jacket is TDF on you. The clutch too - your MIL really gets your style. I also noticed how your hair style, glasses and lipstick pull the whole look together - your outfit is enhanced by your impeccable grooming.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    Sylvie - thank you so much for your lovely compliment :)

    Una - yes she has been paying attention, hasn't she? I was not only touched by her gesture, but impressed with her choice!

  • Parsley replied 7 years ago

    I love this outfit, Shannon!
    The vivid, high-contrast colors are perfect for you- they just bring your coloring to life!
    The clutch your MIL picked out for you is just perfect, too. That's so very sweet.
    The whole outfit is just as flattering and stylish as can be.

    You look absolutely STUNNING!

  • Angie replied 7 years ago


    Go Team Wear and Team MIL!


  • moira replied 7 years ago

    My new style guru is Shannon.
    I love seeing what she is wearing and trying to emulate some of that fun and energetic style.
    Isn't it nice when a loved one "gets" you? Your MIL really nailed your style with that purse.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Shannon I love this outfit. The striped jacket looks so good and with the red... wow.
    Your MIL make an excellent choice with that clutch.

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Way to go, MIL! What a wonderful shopping buddy! I'm thrilled with the pairing of the leopard with the striped blazer - suh-weet.

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    Great outfit. Impeccable. Your MIL has fantastic taste. Your outer jacket is also very nice with its fringe!

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    The pattern mixing is fab and your new clutch is adorable. I really like those wide legged pants on you. The whole outfit is brilliant.

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