There's a song I've always loved that's about finding a girl who is both fun ("short skirt") but professional and independent ("long jacket"). I appreciated the connection made in the song between outfit choices and the assumed personalities they project. This song popped into my head when I was shooting this outfit, since, though they're not that different in length, the jacket provides a chiller, textured counterpoint to the sleek dress. It struck a perfect balance between elegant and cool.
A balanced outfit that's cool and collected.