My grey boyfriend jacket problem part 2

As I have said before you are going to see a lot of my grey boyfriend jacket. Because it took me so long to come up with a good combination for the jacket.

Here are 7 more photos of trying out different things. With jeans, with white trousers, with other tops, with flat shoes, with heels. I did find a combination which I quite like, but I am saving that for another post.
(It have to save some to be able to put an article on the blog every day.)

I also like the combinations in the first and the second photo. (The second one screams “NECKLACE” and I only have my yellow one which you will see in a next post.)
The rest of the trials I have dismissed as failures. Still contemplating whether I should have the jacket altered to waisted as Josep-Maria suggested in the first post of this jacket.

I look a bit like a surprised rabbit in the photo above haha.



  1. 13 December 2012 / 20:08

    I rather like your outfit choices in all of your photos, Greetje. See, I think you’re getting the hang of this! :)xo,Terry

  2. Marianne van den Berg
    13 December 2012 / 22:25

    I agree the second one is the best, but you know it still is not my favorite jacket. I don’t understand why you can only use the yellow necklace, you have so many lovely short necklaces. I would use one of them.

    • 13 December 2012 / 21:43

      It needs to be a long, modern, contemporary necklace. And I have more short necklaces and the longer ones are more pretty, not contemporary.

  3. Katrien
    13 December 2012 / 22:30

    Now you make me wonder what outfit is your favorite that you are not showing yet. I like the first one the best, yellow shirt and the jeans combine very well with the color and style of the jacket (stoer) but all the other options are also totally acceptable. Altering the waist is also a good option since you seem to find it hard to find a combination you like with it.

    • 13 December 2012 / 22:45

      You will see the jacket come up in a future post (part 3). And I think I have to come to terms with the fact it is just an acquired taste and not everybody’s taste.

  4. 13 December 2012 / 22:55

    I think some combinations work well, and the jacket can be useful. My favorite are the 4 and the 5. I think casual shoes work better than the classics in this outfit. I love the striped shirt, I think it works perfectly with the gray jacket. I’d like to see it with white pants and shoes that I like. You are attractive to these proposals, is a casual, useful for the days that do not require you to dress very formally. I will use the picture number 5 on my Pinterest.

    • 13 December 2012 / 23:29

      Well… who would have thought that??? Me with this jacket on your Pinterest. I am very surprised. But thank you.

  5. 13 December 2012 / 23:00

    These are all more or less ok, except for the one with the white boots;-). The bright yellow Tshirt works best in making the jacket more happy and contemporary. So yes, lots of the above combinations are ok, but why go for ok? What’s wrong with loosing this jacket?

    • 13 December 2012 / 23:31

      Because I still sort of like this jacket. And not everybody thinks bad about this jacket.

  6. Anonymous
    13 December 2012 / 23:29

    Number one is my favorite (youthful and hip!) but none of these outfits is a “fail”. I like the gray jacket. It’s a good thing to try a different shape in a piece of clothing as it makes you look at your wardrobe in a new way and forces you to try new combinations. I think you are very stylish and modern.I am so jealous of the lush green plants in your yard! Everything here is brown and barren at this time of year but at least we are not buried in snow so I will count my blessings. :)USA Suzanne

    • 13 December 2012 / 23:31

      Don’t be fooled by photos Suzanne… these were taken in April… LOL

  7. Aileen
    14 December 2012 / 01:46

    As we are friends I feel I can say this and you will take it in the good intention I mean.I’m really sorry to say this Greetje, but I just don’t like it. To me it looks too big and like a man’s jacket. You have so many beautiful outfits I don’t think you need to keep it, but I understand the challenge of making it work. It’s just not a very flattering shape in my opinion. Wait till I get around to posting my outfits. I have a jacket which is a short kimono and looks good with nothing! Everyone hates it and even a fashion stylist I showed it to couldn’t come up with any good way for me to wear it. It’s too short for a belt as the sleeves come down to the waist and although it is for all sizes it looks enormous.I’ll show it soon. I promise. The reason I’ve kept it is because it cost a lot of money and I’ve only worn it once! But it isn’t doing me any favours keeping it.

    • 14 December 2012 / 10:56

      It would be no problem for me to give it away if I regard something as a bad bargain. But it still appeals to me in a way. As I said before it is an acquired taste. Like my grey green baggy trousers everybody hate. Cannot wait to see your kimono. I have 4 kimono-type tops but they are long.

  8. 14 December 2012 / 06:21

    I think I mentioned before that you need to emphasize the dandyness of this jacket and embrace it for that style. You do that best in outfit number one, which is my favorite. Also helped by the yellow which looks great with the jacket. I would even even add more manly shoes and a hat!

    • 14 December 2012 / 11:00

      Yes you did Sylvia. I wanted to show the not-so-good combinations first as I also show my failures on this blog. Therefore I was much surprised that there are readers who actually like some of these jacket combinations. My favourite is also the one with yellow. The best you have already seen on your Style Forum.

  9. Anonymous
    14 December 2012 / 11:12

    I like no. 3, but then with the grey loafers. Patski xx

    • 14 December 2012 / 11:01

      Funny, I hate the loafers. Never wore them. Bad bargain. Anyone with size 39?

  10. 14 December 2012 / 18:08

    The outfits with the yellow t-shirt are my favourites! One thing that I see that you don’t do, and something that I consider quite essential when it comes to wearing a boyfriend blazer, is to roll and/or scrunch the sleeves! It would probably give a little more shape to the jacket as well. Perhaps you could try and see if that makes a difference?

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