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Soft Surroundings Linen Blazer and Leather Slides- Two Trends for Spring


Sometimes trends can be classic. They don’t have to be something you only wear for a year and then get rid of . Case in point- these two pieces from Soft Surroundings I have styled today can be worn each Spring-Summer with style!

My Outfit

I’ve noticed this is the third year that linen is in the stores and showing its popularity. I mentioned last year, how I used to stay away from linen due to the “wrinkle factor”, but now I consider that just part of its charm or character. If you aren’t bothered by it wrinkling, there are many choices for you this season. I have been obsessing over linen pieces for awhile now! The weather in NC is inching up to the mid-80s this week, so the heat is on! Linen is one of those fabrics that will keep you cool and fashionable!

I love the look of the boyfriend linen blazer and paper-bag waist shorts, a kind of Spring -Summer polished suit. Now, I don’t have the shorts yet, but I am looking around! Instead, I took the oversized taupe linen blazer and styled it with a pair of medium wash skinny jeans. Proportion is important here, as, if the top portion is oversized or more voluminous, the bottom portion should be streamlined, or skinny for balance.

The linen blazer here has one button, with detailed buttons on the sleeve. I love the angled pockets, as it visually narrows the hip area. I wore a rust-colored tank underneath, and my jeans are from Old Navy.”Tailored with slimming, forward princess-style seams, back vent, chest and vertical pockets and one large button closure. Interior seams are finished with striped binding like fine menswear. Misses 31-1/2″ long,” Soft Surroundings. I am wearing an XS, as I do with all of Soft Surroundings pieces ( size 2-4) and it is roomy/comfortable.ย  It is 55% linen, 45% rayon.ย 

I chose these braided circled leather slides in cognac, as they are also a great shoe you can wear all summer long. Who wants to wear socks when you can slide your feet into this easy-going style. With European sizing, I wear a 38 or 8. I am due for a gel pedicure, they usually last 3 months.. Any color suggestions? ๐Ÿ™‚


My accessories are all emulating each other! Have a look at the circled leather slides, then I added my round rattan bag. I then chose these adorable round rattan earrings with a touch of leopard print. See how the earrings tie in with my scarf and bag?ย  I will either choose to wear a light necklace, ( like the one you see in this post about AUrate- Sustainable Affordable Jewelry) or a neck scarf, as the weather gets warmer. I love the addition of print with the scarf and texture with the bag, which helps a neutral outfit look more interesting!

new pedicure is in order.. love the braided leather.

This snakeskin-embossed leather copper cuff caught my eye, as I knew it would go perfectly and have much to match in my closet. I love how it sparkles in the sun and goes quite well with my Obaka watch.

I must be admiring my new shoes here ๐Ÿ˜‰

Are you a fan of linen? What might you choose from theย  Pre-Summer Soft Surroundings collection?

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Thank you Soft Surroundings! **c/o Items in this post were gifted to me. My opinions are my own and truthful.

Sheridan Jacket ( Linen blazer) c/o Soft Surroundings

Old Navy medium was Rockstar jeans ( size 4 for ref- TTS)

Slide Sandals c/o Soft Surroundings

tank – Target

Rattan bag– Amazon

Rattan earrings c/o Soft Surroundings

Bronze cuff c/o Soft Surroundings

Scarf- Charming Charlies

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Have a great day!~
Jess xx



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  • Reply
    Anna Shirley
    May 6, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Such a nice blazer. I’m happy that the linen is still a thing, because it is real life saver here, in Singapore. Thank you for sharing this post with My Red Carpet.


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    May 1, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    You are Comfy & Chic!! I do love linen but not the wrinkle factor. Enjoy May Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 2, 2019 at 10:44 am

      I know what you mean Neti! But I just don’t like sweating in the heat, this is one way that helps ๐Ÿ™‚ YOu too my friend! xx

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    Phyllis Lerner
    April 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    This is a great outfit! I love linen and I adore the way you styled it with the straw accessories.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 30, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you Phyllis, I love the straw bags and have several of them I enjoy taking out in the Spring and summer. xx

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    April 30, 2019 at 10:48 am

    This is a fabulous Spring outfit and the linen blazer can definitely be worn through the hot days of Summer! I wasn’t also a fan of linen but have been slowly gravitating towards them. Not only is it so soft to the skin or touch but it really is comfortable. You can’t beat that!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm

      Hi Maureen!
      Yes, I wore a dress to my mom’s bday party last near in July and it kept me from sweating up a storm . So right! xx

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    April 30, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Hello sweet Jess!

    Love the leather accessories you styled with your linen blazer!
    I just purchased a linen blazer and the temperatures are in the high 80s already!
    I think linen anything is always going to be trending because its classic and timeless!


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      Jess Jannenga
      April 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      Hi Robin!
      Thank you! I just loved the shoes and have been wanting a pair of cognac slides. They are so easy to wear in the summer. I think it may be 80+ from now on. Waiting for the pool to be finished. Linen is a timeless fabric and I used to be turned off by it, but now I really love the cool factor ! xx

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    Lisa D.;
    April 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I love the linen blazer. Pedicure or not, those braided sandals are adorable on you.

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 30, 2019 at 10:20 am

      Thank you Lisa! The sandals will get a lot of wear this summer ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    Shelly @ The Queen in Between
    April 29, 2019 at 10:34 am

    I have not purchased linen in years but have grabbed 2 pieces already this spring! I also grabbed a round rattan bag and have been shocked at how much I’ve loved carrying it! Happy Monday Jess! Hope you have a super week.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 29, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Hi Shelly, I know it is showing everywhere this season. I look forward to seeing the pieces you chose. Have a great week too! xx

  • Reply
    April 29, 2019 at 9:05 am

    That’s a gorgeous outfit, the bag is stunning as I’ve said before. I love linen and it’s a love I’ve only found recently, it does wrinkle a lot but I can deal with it, it ends up being so comfortable and breezy I can’t help but forget about the wrinkles haha and for your pedicure you should go for coral, the colour of the year, it’s perfect for spring.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 29, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Thank you Marta! I love linen too and am over the wrinkle factor, it is only fabrics that aren’t supposed to wrinkle that drive me nuts! Glad you like the outfit. Thank you for the pedicure suggestion, I may just do that! Coral is such a great color ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    April 29, 2019 at 8:47 am

    I do LOVE linen in the warmer weather. I used to hate the fact about it wrinkling, but now I’m trying to embrace wrinkles. Both on my clothing AND on my face…LOL!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 29, 2019 at 10:13 am

      Haha, I do remember you saying that about linen Jodie! It really is a wonderful fabric for those hot summer days in the South. xx

  • Reply
    April 29, 2019 at 6:53 am

    That linen blazer is so pretty on you! Linen is such a classic and I really do adore it even though I get frustrated with the wrinkling sometimes. I cold see that blazer styled with wide leg cropped trousers too and of course that rattan bag of yours. Soft Surroundings has some beautiful pieces for sure. That cuff is the perfect accessory!
    I’m do for a pedicure – I have to go monthly – my nails grow so fast!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      April 29, 2019 at 10:11 am

      I am the opposite, it takes my nails forever to grow, so now its time. I have gone a bit linen happy this year as i was thrilled as how cool it kept me last summer. I like your idea:-) I love the striped blazer you have! xx

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    April 29, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I love every element of this outfit on you!! From one redhead to another (though not as bright red as yours) what color lipstick are you wearing with this outfit; I seem to wear the same shade all the time (boring) for fear of looking like the Joker.

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      Jess Jannenga
      April 29, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Hello Paula! Thank you! I have bought several linen pieces and am really loving them for the warmer weather. I am wearing Satin Mocha by Mac, is is a year old, so I don’t know if they have it anymore. It is a dark peachy color with brown undertones. Glad you like it! xx

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