Hi all, a quick WIW first. I am trying to get in some wears of my button-front shirts and blouses, since there are many I don't seem to wear often. Collars are problematic under jacket lapels, etc. In fact, over the last two days, two shirts have gone into the donate bag, and two more fitted button-downs went into my holding zone, but they may be heading out the door. I have kept them for years without wearing them, and I can't figure out how to style then to make them feel more "me" even though the fit and color are nice on me. Sometimes that's just not enough, especially when you have lots of other fab things you choos to wear instead.

So I landed on this coral silk shirt, which I like even though the color is an outlier for me. I tried on a few different jackets and liked my white moto with it the best.

Same jeans as yesterday, plus my Clergerie oxfords -- getting some wear in before the weather turns hot! And the tri-tone Madewell bag seemed to work best with this. Comments & suggestions always welcome.

Now for the item I need help with -- pics 3-4. I want to wear this very lightweight bomber I got a couple of years ago, but I struggle to style it. It's quite cropped, and the black band at the hem makes it look even shorter -- I fear the overall effect might emphasize my shortwaistedness, but I still want to try to work with this piece. I wasn't crazy about this pairing, probably because of the high contrast between the shirt and the jacket. Which leads me to a solution of a black shirt, but that seems so 1) not-springy and 2) predictable.

I have worn this jacket with a black sleeveless jersey dress in the past, so I think it will work nicely with the one from WH/BM, but I'd like to have other options. Any suggestions?

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