Zoo casual | Light layers on a chilly summer day

Just a quick reminder that the poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine last month — thanks in advance!

As Sam and I wrapped up our final weeks in Portland — in amongst all the packing and buying stuff for the new home — we took the time to visit the Oregon Zoo again, to round out our membership. It happened to be a chilly summer day with off-and-on rain, a not-uncommon occurrence here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s also always colder in the mornings here, and we had an early start to the day, so I dressed in light layers.

My outfit on the blog today is definitely one of my more casual outfits, and it’s not really about style — it’s more about comfort and practicality. Some days are like that. And I wore it, so here it is.Librarian for Life + Style | Casual layers, outside the zoo at the Washington Park transit stopThe layers included a teal long-sleeved tee, my olive cargo vest, my green “Anne of Green Gables” infinity scarf, and my light grey hooded jacket. The hooded jacket was perfect for the off-and-on rain showers we had during the day. I also combined old and new by wearing my newly gifted library card socks with Skechers sneakers I’ve had for over a decade.

And even though I’m super-casual here, I’m still color-coordinating. (I am my mother’s daughter!) My teal socks tie in with my teal tee, and my light green scarf plays off my olive green cargo vest.


Librarian for Life + Style | Wearing my new library card socks

Librarian for Life + Style | Casual layers at the zoo

Sam also caught a shot of me gazing at the lions, below. As a Leo, I obviously have a special affinity for lions! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Gazing at the lions at the Oregon Zoo

Do you like going to the zoo? I’ve showcased several zoo outfits here on the blog throughout the years, including here, here, and here.

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2 thoughts on “Zoo casual | Light layers on a chilly summer day

  1. Brenda N

    Perfect rainy day zoo outfit, Jen. I have identical Skechers, a favorite, mine are quite old, too & I’ve even run them through the wash!


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