Leopard & Lace in Central Park

military jacket outfit print mixing

I’ve always loved the juxtaposition of a feminine lace piece with a tougher military-inspired vest or jacket. (Remember this outfit from 2013?) Leopard print pairs perfectly with the neutral combination of white and army green, but I thought I’d throw an extra print into the mix this time around. Can’t go wrong with stripes!

military jacket, lace top, boyfriend jeans, leopard sandals, stripe clutch

I wore this outfit for a casual workday a few weeks ago before it got so hot and humid. The jacket and boyfriend jeans wouldn’t really fly in the current 90 (humid) degrees in New York right now! But for the cooler days of summer, I love tossing on a pair of comfortable boyfriend jeans and a lightweight army jacket.

lace top, army jacket, boyfriend jeans, leopard heels, striped clutch

bauble bar collar wreath necklace

outfit to wear with a military jacket

white and navy striped clutch with tassel

cargo jacket with lace top

J.McLaughlin Lace Top (old; similar here & here!)
Express Army Jacket (old; similar here!)
DL1961 Boyfriend Jeans (sold out; similar here, here, here, & here!)
Carrano Lace-Up Leopard Heels (similar here, flats here!)
Tuckernuck Monogrammed Striped Clutch with a Tassel (old; similar here or here!)
Bauble Bar Necklace
Coach Sunglasses (old; similar here!)
Loren Hope Cuff
Loren Hope Bracelet

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 6.24.15
    Lindsay Ava commented:

    Those heels look so cute, I rarely find leopard print items I like, but shoes tend to be a win for me and the clutch is gorgeous 🙂

  2. 6.24.15

    I love that jacket over the lace top! Cute look!

    Her Heartland Soul

  3. 6.24.15
    Kelsey @aslolife commented:

    Love this look! I’ll be in NYC tomorrow–definitely packing shorts!

  4. 6.24.15
    Vikki commented:

    Love that outfit!!!:)

  5. 6.24.15
    Preeti commented:

    love this look! esp love the heels!

    xoxo, Preeti

  6. 6.24.15
    Kendal commented:

    This is so cute! I’ve never worn heels with jeans before, but I think they look great!

    Kendal | Life With Kendal

  7. 6.24.15
    Lynn commented:

    Very cute!

  8. 6.24.15
    Elizabeth commented:

    Awesome combo!

  9. 6.24.15
    Jillian commented:

    I love this look! I love your Central Park setting too for before you leave NYC. Your clutch is absolute perfection.
    XO, Jillian

  10. 6.24.15

    So cute! I have a few lace tops like that from Club Monaco and I love pairing them with green army jackets.

  11. 6.24.15
    Liv commented:

    The perfect outfit for NYC. So chic!



  12. 6.24.15
    Living In Colors commented:

    Those shoes and that clutch! I love the photo location too! Classic NYC

  13. 6.24.15

    What a fun outfit!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  14. 6.24.15
    Lindsey Saxby commented:

    I love that top! It’s so cute and looks like it could be dressed up or down. Adorable!

    Lindsey | Finding Balance in Life

  15. 6.24.15
    Dana commented:

    Loving this look – still obsessed with the way those boyfriend jeans look on you!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  16. 6.24.15
    Kathryn Wesson commented:

    I absolutely love how the jacket looks against the lace of the top! I’m so excited that I’ll finally be able to wear stuff like this for more than 2 days of the year once we move!

  17. 6.24.15

    The combo of lace with military elements is definitely a great combo, and this look is killer on you!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  18. 6.24.15

    lovely look!


  19. 6.24.15
    Natali commented:

    Fantastic casual outfit! I like your jacket and necklace very much!


  20. 6.24.15

    I love the top! I have so many lace tops and I keep adding more to my collection.

  21. 6.24.15
    Lauren commented:

    So cute! My favorites are the army jacket and that necklace!


  22. 6.24.15
    Heidi commented:

    In total lust with everything about this outfit! Those shoes…swoon!

    Wishes & Reality

  23. 6.24.15

    Seriously perfect outfit! You mix patterns and textures so well, I always get so many ideas from your posts 🙂

  24. 6.24.15
    Vera Sawicki commented:

    You look lovely!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  25. 6.25.15
    Laura Mitbrodt commented:

    You look so chic, I love how you dressed up the jeans

  26. 6.25.15
    Prudence commented:

    Love the cute clutch in classic stripes and the leopard printed lace-up heels has such a cool statement design too!


  27. 6.25.15
    melissa commented:

    Obsessed with your shoes! BTW I was doing some sleuthing yesterday looking for interior design inspo and when I typed in furniture in your search box I found an old post from years ago of when you announced your move to NYC! So cute 🙂 Good luck on your move!

  28. 6.25.15

    Cute casual look! I love the lace top, the crystal wreath collar, and the navy & white striped clutch.

    Happy Thursday

  29. 6.25.15
    Kate commented:

    Such a cute and sophisticated outfit! The lace on the top is beautiful and the statement necklace adds just the right amount of sparkle! I also really like your clutch. I’m a huge fan of anything nautical!

  30. 6.29.15
    Nicole C. commented:

    Those shoes are KILLER. Love that entire outfit! Perfect for summer to fall transition (can’t believe I just said “fall”… it isn’t even July yet!). XO, Nicole

  31. 6.30.15
    Iida-Emilia commented:

    I absolutely love your clutch! I’ve been looking one like that for an ages now!

  32. 7.1.15
    Samantha commented:

    Love the whole outfit, but especially that striped (and monogrammed) clutch! — SC at http://www.samanthachic.com

  33. 4.27.16
    facesofonypr commented:

    LOVE this look! That boyfriend jeans is gorgeous on you, and looks great with the Army Jacket and Lace Top 🙂