’80s Soviet chic

Today’s title comes again from my husband, Sam. He dubbed this outfit as “sorta ’80s Soviet chic,” because of the grey-and-black color palette and stripes combined with my banged bob hairstyle. I will take it!

I wore this outfit for an all-day series of meeting off-campus. A blazer and skinny jeans are a never-fail combo for me when I want to look professional but still not be “dressy.”

Librarian for Life + Style | '80s Soviet chic


  • Grey suede booties, Naturalizer, new {exact}
  • Grey blazer, Macy’s {exact}
  • Black striped tee, Kohl’s {similar}
  • Skinny jeans with side stripe, LOFT {similar}
  • Pink lipstick, Revlon “Cherries in the Snow” {exact}

Librarian for Life + Style | Striped skinny jeans + grey suede booties

Librarian for Life + Style | '80s Soviet chic

And of course, the star of this outfit are my new grey suede booties! I rolled up my skinny jeans, the ones with a black stripe down the sides, so that you could see the booties.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of my new grey suede booties

Librarian for Life + Style | '80s Soviet chic

Librarian for Life + Style | '80s Soviet chic

I also wore this outfit after I got home, to go see The Martian on a date night with my husband. (The movie is REALLY good — highly recommended!) So yay, these new ankle booties are comfortable enough to wear all day! 😀

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4 thoughts on “’80s Soviet chic

  1. Salazar

    I don’t think it looks very Soviet (and trust me, growing up in Vietnam in the late 80’s, I know what “80’s Soviet” looks like) but it is chic indeed!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      I get that! I just thought it was funny that was Sam’s reaction to my outfit — which he now tells me was “’80s / Soviet chic,” (the “slash” being an important distinction that I totally missed when he said it out loud) — and that my outfit reminded him of Cate Blanchett playing a Russian intelligence officer in the “Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull” movie. I think that’s mostly because of the hairstyle and color palette, and it is a more severe/streamlined look than I usually wear.


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