How to Wear Smart Jackets Casually – Getting The Most Out Of Your Wardrobe

We truly believe that wearing something beautiful can do so much; giving you more confidence, brightening your mood and just generally making you feel amazing!
That’s why we always encourage our customers to think of ways to wear their Shibumi silk and cashmere coats and jackets in more casual ways whether they’ve worn them for a wedding or special event and want to think of new ways to wear them, or whether you are looking for a jacket for every-day wear. This is a great way to really get the most from your wardrobe and gives you a chance to feel a bit more special on any day of the week, something we all need a little bit more of at the moment!
We’ve put together a selection of our favourite casual outfits that should be easy to style with things you already have in your wardrobe, and of course with your Shibumi jacket as the star of the show…
We hope these outfits will provide some inspiration for how to wear the Shibumi jacket you already own in a more casual way, or if you want to add another Shibumi to your collection, this is a great way to make sure it gets all the love and wear it deserves!
We have stock available for all the jackets mentioned below, so now is the perfect time to add one or two to your collection ;)


womens summer outfit, plus size, jacket, white jeans, cashmere jacket

We start with this gorgeous outfit starring our new Bhumi Jacket in Eggshell. An easy, but glamorous outfit, wear the jacket with white jeans, a simple silk cami, white sandals (the ones shown are Birkenstocks) and your favourite sunglasses. The perfect Summer outfit that could even be worn to a more casual wedding by swapping the sandals for heels.

You’ll feel put together and comfortable, a great choice for going out for lunch or meeting with friends.



womens going out outfit, black jeans, smart silk jacket, silk blazer, ankle boots

We love this outfit! Simple black jeans with a beautiful pair of boots (these are from Pssst Shoes), a flattering vest top and finished off with our Bhumi Jacket in Orange Night. This outfit is perfect for meeting friends for lunch, and fabulous enough to wear for a night out!

The Orange Night fabric was a limited edition, so we only have the ‘in stock’ jackets left to order…get yours before they sell out!


womens navy casual outfit, cashmere jacket, longline blazer, navy jeans

This navy outfit is perfect for days when you want to stay in your comfort zone… your favourite jeans, a relaxed t-shirt and comfy white trainers. Throw on our Bhumi Jacket in Imperial Blue over the top to give yourself a real boost. It will make you feel confident and put together whilst still being comfortable and easy to wear.



womens summer wedding outfit, plus size wedding guest outfit, silk jacket, maxi dress

A perfect outfit for warm, sunny days… a simple maxi dress and strappy sandals worn with our Anya Jacket in African Cobalt. This outfit can be dressed up or down and suits pretty much every body shape!

This outfit could be transformed into a beautiful wedding guest outfit by choosing a more formal dress (for example our floaty silk maxi dress which will be coming soon!)



womens plus size smart casual outfit, summer outfit ideas, jeans, sandals, cashmere blazer

This outfit is bright, cheerful and will make you feel so happy when you wear it! Comfortable jeans and t-shirt, styled with our Anya Jacket in Apricot Moon and fabulous orange wedge- sandals. A fabulous outfit for weekends with friends.



lilac jacket, mint coloured jeans, colourful jeans outfit, outfit ideas, summer outfit

Coloured jeans are really ‘in’ this year and these pale mint ones are so perfect to wear with our Anya Jacket in Lilac. Style with a simple white top and white trainers for an easy outfit which will be comfortable, stylish and colourful. A fresh look to wear during the Spring and Summer.



womens smart outfit with jeans, black jeans, turquoise silk jacket, nehru collar jacket, longline blazer, outfit ideas

Another really easy outfit with a gorgeous pop of colour! Elevate your favourite black jeans and t-shirt by styling them with our Long Nehru Jacket in Brilliant Turquoise. In the Summer, wear this outfit with black sandals, and in the colder months with black boots… a fabulous ensemble that you can wear in any Season!



womens bright magenta silk jacket, longline blazer, womens summer outfit, white linen trousers, plus size wedding outfit

This outfit is a great choice for wearing on holiday, out for dinner or to a party. Wear white linen trousers with white sandals and our Long Nehru Jacket in Wild Orchid. This jacket is so versatile and looks great worn with white, navy, black or grey… an easy option to add a bit of colour to an otherwise mono-chrome outfit.

Swap the white t-shirt for a smarter blouse and this look becomes perfect for a Mother of the Bride, particularly for a slightly more casual wedding, or for the MOB who wants to wear trousers.



womens summer outfit ideas, maxi skirt, longline jacket, sandals, wedding outfit

This outfit is one of Ruth’s favourites to wear in the Summer! A gorgeous turquoise maxi skirt, with matching cami top, strappy sandals and our Long Nehru Jacket in Kahlo… a really creative way to wear this jacket and it’s such a cool look!



gold and black outfit, celine bag, black jumpsuit outfit, gold silk jacket

A really snazzy outfit that will make you feel a million dollars! Wear our Juna Jacket in Antique Gold with a casual black jumpsuit…add a pop of colour with a fabulous bright pink handbag! Wear this outfit with black trainers for daytime, and for going out in the evening choose heeled black ankle boots or heels.



womens grey blue smart casual outfit, outfit ideas for middle aged women, plus size summer outfits, chanel jacket with jeans

This outfit is great for any smart-casual occasion. Simple grey jeans and grey tank top, worn with our Juna Jacket in Narnia, duck egg blue pumps and matching handbag. The blue tones tie together beautifully with the blue in the jacket, creating a well put together look that is comfortable yet polished.



luxury loungewear for women, slouchy outfit, plus size outfit ideas, summer loungewear

Last but by no means least we have this beautifully tonal outfit… the most casual of our looks, and one of our favourites! Choose relaxed fit grey linen trousers, a simple t-shirt, chunky white sandals and our Juna Jacket in Duck Egg. This outfit is perfect for relaxed weekends with the family and casual brunch dates with friends. The Juna Jacket is a great alternative to wearing a cardigan and we love wearing them with jeans, skirts and dresses as a slightly more structured layer for cooler Summer evenings.


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We really hope this blog has given you some inspiration for wearing your Shibumi jackets in a more casual, every-day way. All of these jackets can be worn for wedding outfits or other formal events and then easily repurposed to bring colour and fun to your favourite casual garments.

We really love to encourage our customers to wear their Shibumi pieces again and again, they are too beautiful to be worn once for a smart occasion and then hidden away in your wardrobe! 

Please do send us photos of how you like to wear your Shibumi jackets… we love seeing photos of all our customers, whether you’re at your daughter’s wedding or at the local pub!


With love,