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Monday, February 1, 2016

Third-Piece Rule

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen this jacket!  

Have you heard of the third-piece rule?  Your top and bottom are your first and second piece.  Your third piece is the added bonus to pull your outfit together: a purse, scarf, hat, statement necklace or piece of jewelry, jacket, sweater, vest, etc.  It's basically a way to make yourself look polished and pulled together and adds interest to a "regular" outfit.  Consider this your simple trick to create chic outfits.

While this outfit is pretty casual with flats and ripped jeans, the added jacket on top leads to a pulled-together outfit.

I had been on the hunt for a new utility jacket.  I was looking for one that was longer in the back, not too stiff, and the perfect olive green color.  This is it!  And the best part - it's only $25.  I've had it for just a couple weeks and I've worn it multiple times.  Over a dress, a sweater, a long turtleneck tunic, and this dressy blouse. I've added a fur scarf with it, as it's still pretty cold here but it is the perfect weight for going in to Spring.
Finding pieces that can finish an outfit are a closet necessity.

Blouse: Nordstrom // Jacket: Forever 21  // Jeans: AG // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Flats: Nordstrom // Pom: Baublebar (6 colors: $10) // Watch: Michael Kors // Ring:  BP // Sunnies: Tory Burch



  1. I have a jacket very similar to that one, but I don't have in it that color! Looks like it's going to have a new home in my closet here soon! Thanks for sharing!

  2. That jacket and blouse combo are really pretty. I love the length of the sleeves and the pop of color. Great look!

  3. I've heard of this rule, and I really think it makes a difference! You look great!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Such a great rule to use, love your outfit!

    Style by Avery

  5. love the pink top! beautiful outfit


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