[Chelsae Anne | Photographer]

JACKET, CAP SLEEVE TOP, SHORTS, SANDALS, EARRINGS: (c/o) Ann Taylor/BAG: old – from flea market!/WATCH: (c/o) Michele Watches

As summer winds down and the weather starts to cool, a lightweight jacket is a must to navigating breezy nights on the beach with friends and the approaching new season…

Wait. Who am I kidding? I live in Florida – it’s bound to be scorching hot for another two more months. Aye… * sigh *

SO for those who live outside of Florida, today’s post is for you. If there’s one lightweight outerwear style you should consider now, it’s this one from Ann Taylor.

Initially, in working with Ann Taylor on this post, I was tasked with denim. But the second I spotted this jacket in the ‘New Arrivals’ section, I did an “about face” and went for it. This jacket felt timeless, functional and cool. Navy acts like a neutral and pairs well with white (i.e. white sailor shorts because yes, while shooting this look on Worth Ave. at 11 AM, it was very hot outside!).

It felt effortless and elevated…

Did I mention the water-resistant material?

So I immediately hit “XXS Petite” (yes, please!) and put it in my shopping cart. (You know what they say, don’t fight. Just buy it. #shopaholic)

Naturally, I added a new pair of casual sandals (because Ann Taylor is slaying the shoe department lately) and gold statement earrings. My bag is old; from a market.

Planning to pop my collar and wear this jacket all season long, so get ready! Shop my today’s look below…

Xo, Stephanie

PS: Use code TICKTOCK for 50% off sale styles!

[Thank you Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post!]