Round Up: Another Blazer Edition

My last round up was during the winter so I wanted to share some of my more recent looks during the beautiful Spring weather that we are currently experiencing. Most of my warmer looks include blazers because, as you know (if you follow me on Instagram), I love a good blazer. Blazers are perfect for those cooler mornings and cold offices because you can take it off at any time, assuming you have an office-appropriate top underneath. ?

Blazer: The Limited | Top: Express | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: Nine West

Blazer: The Limited | Skirt: Old Navy | Booties: Marc Fisher

Blazer: H&M | Top: The Limited | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: LOFT | Necklace: H&M

Disclaimer: Please excuse the wrinkles in this last look. I should have gotten my picture prior to sitting down all day. Anyway, it’s an over-sized button down with jeans and heels. One of my quick and easy go-to Casual Friday outfits.

Top: Ralph Lauren | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: Vince Camuto

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Weekly Round Up: All the Blazers

Blazers are my jam!! If you follow me on Instagram, you likely know this already. But yes, I probably wear blazers 4 out of 5 days a week.

Here are five reasons why I love blazers:

  1. They provide two completely different looks in one outfit (separate post coming soon).
  2. Blazers gives that polished professional look that I like to have when meeting with clients. I have learned that people treat you how you look. It may not always be accurate or fair, but that’s the way it is. I want to always be taken seriously so I make sure that I carry myself accordingly. This is especially the case for us females who work in male-dominated industries.
  3. They’re good for covering up certain areas, especially the back side of those pants that might have gotten a little snug since you first bought them. 🙂
  4. Blazers are good for toning down a bright outfit or providing a color pop  for a neutral outfit.
  5. They are perfect for layering.

Let’s get started.

Teal, Orange, and Houndstooth. This teal blazer is one that I found at Macy’s several years ago for like $10.  It has the ruched detailing on the sleeves, which I love. Decided to pair it with a sleeveless orange bow top. I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit plain so I added these classic black and white houndstooth pants and black pumps.

Blazer: XOXO | Top: The Limited | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: BCBGeneration

Navy, Green, and Pink.  I felt like a little print mixing so I paired this navy and white striped blazer with this navy and white gingham button up. I love navy and green together so I added these green pants and of course I had to have some pink in here somewhere so…

Blazer: H&M | Shirt: J. Crew | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: ALDO

Red, Aqua and Gray. This is a situation where I used the gray blazer and shoes to tone down an otherwise bright outfit.

Blazer: H&M | Top: Express | Pants: The Limited | Shoes: Nine West

Gray, White and Floral. This white sweater has nice lace details and the sleeves are sheer lace, which makes it inappropriate for work (IMO), but totally appropriate for an event that I was attending after work. Adding the blazer made it  easy to transition this outfit from work to an evening event. I wanted my floral shoes to be the focal point of this Casual Friday outfit so I made everything else neutral. Tip: Cuffing your jeans can also help achieve this effect.

Blazer: H&M | Sweater: H&M | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Shoes: LOFT

 

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3 Ways to Style a Camel Blazer

Blazers are a great way to spice up your existing looks with little effort. Transform your outfit into a more professional, layered, or jazzy look quickly and easily. My camel blazer is the one that I wear the most for all of the above. So if you’re in the market for a new blazer, consider getting a camel-colored one. Most people go for black as the staple because it will always give you that classic polished look. I have three black blazers but I don’t wear those nearly as much as I wear the camel one. I wear it at least once a week, sometimes more. Black is boring. Camel is the new black and I will share with you three easy ways that you can style a camel blazer.

The first one is a professional look. This is good for when you don’t want to wear a full business suit, but you want to look professional. I wore this for a client meeting. Nice pixie pants with a layered floral peplum tank and short-sleeved ruffled blouse was the perfect setup for a camel blazer. Throw it on with some neutral-colored pumps and you’re good to go!

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Blazer: Forever 21 | Pants: Old Navy | Floral Top: Express | Shoes: Calvin Klein

This next look is for a casual look at the office when you want to wear jeans but you still want to look semi-professional. Add a camel blazer to a simple black and white striped tee with dark jeans and leopard pumps to achieve this look. For an extra level of cuteness, add a scarf. I would typically go for a pop of color here, but decided to go for a more polished, classic look instead.

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This final look is much more casual. This is perfect for after work events or for casual weekend events. This is my favorite look because it is more of a go-to when I don’t want to put a lot of effort into finding something to wear. A white tee with jeans, pumps, and a statement necklace is always a winner in my book. Adding a camel blazer to it is icing on the cake.

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And I’ll throw in this bonus look just because I ran across it before publishing this post. Lol!

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Which is your favorite? How do you style your camel blazer?

Much love,

P&G

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