Red Dead Redemption?

I have been waffling on whether or not to keep this red Hollister jacket around. On the one hand, I still like that it is unlined cotton, the utility feel of it, and the washed red color. 

On the other hand, I had not worn it since last summer, I have gotten rid of a lot of red stuff, and I'm starting to wonder if it looks too young for me (Hollister is the younger version of Abercrombie... yes, there is a younger version of Abercrombie). 

Should I keep this or try to resell it?

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  • Sarah A replied 4 years ago

    I like how you've styled it in #1 but I think it looks quite a bit more gearish that you usually wear for non-gear occasions. The color is very nice on you but still I'd consider selling it, esp. in light of your fab jacket collection.

  • AviaMariah replied 4 years ago

    I like it in #1 also but if it's feeling too young (which I'm assuming by your comment) you may not be happy wearing it again.

  • replied 4 years ago

    I think you have outgrown it, Rae. I don't like how the pockets hit at your waist also.

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    I am really not feeling it meshing with the more streamlined style I have seen in your WiWs lately. Even your casual outfits look more sophisticated than this jacket.

    I do still like the outfit as posted, but I could see you much more in a mustard or olive jacket. Something about the red feels jarring to be, but could just be me!

    IMHO, I would try to sell it.

  • Glory replied 4 years ago

    It is a nice jacket but I agree you have outgrown it. The colour on my screen is orange-red whcih might be adding to the super casual vibe. I think given that you not longer wear it, you could try and sell it putting the funds to an item you love.

  • Missey replied 4 years ago

    Follow your gut...if it's not getting worn, it's time to go!  It is so easy to say that to others, why can't I follow my own advice?

    PS Totally unrelated to the post, but I LOVE your hair shorter!  It frames your face so beautifully and really tops of your UWP style.  Your long locks were gorgeous, but you really wear your shorter hair well!

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    I really like it!  My only hesitation would be if you don't have enough occasions to wear it.  I am constantly tempted by gearish jackets like this but I hold back because my lifestyle is more dressy.

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    I like it. My question is, does it feel too short?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    I don't think it looks too young, is a great color on you and is still a great piece for super casual wear. But if you haven't worn it in so long, there must be a reason. If you don't think you're going to wear it, then move on.

  • clearlyclaire replied 4 years ago

    I'm feeling a little ambivalent about it. I think it's the color combined with the gearishness somehow. 

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    You have such great style and everything looks good on you Rae so it's hard to dislike anything.  So, to be extra picky here's my opinion.  I like it but it  looks a little short/cropped to me.  So it's like a 7, not a 10.  The gearish aspect doesn't bother me, nor the fact that it's from Hollister.  It doesn't read as super teen to me.

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