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Blazers Three Ways To Make You Instantly Office Appropriate

Blazers are my saving grace.  I love throwing on a blazer over jeans to go to work because it seems to automatically make me look more professional.  One of my favorite looks is a t-shirt, usually a graphic one, with jeans, and sneakers, with a blazer thrown over it.  Boom, I suddenly look like I tried that morning.  And if I add heels to that outfit, I look quite professional.  

Madewell – White Cotton Courier Shirt | Nordstrom – Sam Edelman – The Kitten Frayed Ankle Skinny Jeans | Zara – Ruffled Pocket Blazer | Old Navy – Faux-Suede Ballet Flats for Women | Coach – Dinky With Floral Bow Print

This first blazer, the ruffled one in red, is flirty and feminine while still being professional.  I love the pairing of red and pink.  It’s a new trend that I’m fully on board with and find to be very cool.  Since this blazer has a crew neck collar, the Madewell shirt with the collar will look very cool poking out the top.  The jeans make the outfit walk that line between casual and professional.  It would be perfect for a creative office.  If you’re not fully on board with the pink and red combo, a way to ease into the trend is to go for pops of the color.  Since these will be on your feet and as a shoulder bag, you don’t have to worry about it being too much.  

Express – Twill Wide Leg Soft Pant | Banana Republic – Solid Poet-Sleeve Top | Nordstrom – 1901 – Original Wool Blazer | Nordstrom – Halogen – Alexa Genuine Calf Hair Boot | Polène – Handbag numéro un

The 1901 Original wool blazer is the most conservative outfit on here today.  I like the classic lines of the blazer and how professional it looks.  Pairing the blazer with white slacks is a classic color combination.  It would look great even in the summer with a tank top underneath.  In the winter, I would put a long sleeve shirt under it.  This red one adds a nice pop of color to an otherwise neutral outfit.  I love the idea of the red cuffs peeking out from under the blazer.  Since animal print is a new neutral, these booties add a fun element.  The bag is something a magazine editor would use, it also looks big enough to fit a laptop.  It’s going to be the next IT bag, just you watch.  

Zara – Straight Cut Stretchy Pants | Express – Short Puff Sleeve Tee | H&M – Striped Jacket | Nordstrom – Calvin Klein – Revel Stiletto Bootie | 
Rebecca Minkoff – Jean Leather Crossbody Bag

Who says blazers can’t be rock and roll?  They’re wrong.  Take a look at this H&M striped blazer; it seems pretty rock and roll to me.  I love the idea of having a total monochrome outfit so the blazer is the focal point.  The white purse is the only pop in this outfit, but I think that’s what makes it.  This would also be a great date night or concert outfit.  Of course, hopefully the concert is one where you can sit, otherwise your feet will be killing in these awesome heels.  

As you can see, blazers can be traditional or fun, and they still can dress up any outfit you want.  Are you going to try this hack?  It always works for me.  But be prepared, people might ask you if you’re looking for a new job!  It’s that good!  Let me know in the comments below if you’re a gal who loves blazers like I do, or if you’re going to hop on this.  

4 comments

  • This is such a cool piece on blazers and I’ve got to say the red ruffled one has got to be my favourite! I wish it wasn’t so cold in the UK at the moment so I could throw one on for party season!

    • Thanks! Isn’t it so fun? You can’t wear it and throw your coat over it? That’s what I do in the winter instead of wearing a sweater. 🙂 Thanks for commenting, too!

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