photography by Ashley of Sed Bona
The Blazer: A Wardrobe Workhorse:
A navy blazer is perhaps one of my most turned to closet staples. While still polished and professional, it is much easier to dress down than a stark black jacket. Today, I paired my favorite blazer with distressed skinny boyfriend jeans, which is one of fall’s top trending styles.
When shopping for blazers, I pay close attention to both fit and details. A perfect blazer can be as elusive as the perfect pair of jeans, but doesn’t have to come at a hefty price point. Although, I would never deter you from investing in a higher-end tailored jacket. It’s a classic that you will wear for years and will never go out of style.
How to shop on a budget:
However, if you are looking for something more affordable H&M, J. Crew Factory and Banana Republic are all great options. I also like to look for interesting details, like the gold buttons on my jacket. Its details like this that add interest without being distracting. They can also make a piece look more expensive than it actually is. Also, when shopping for tailored pieces like a blazer, a tailor can be your best friend. For about $20-$25, the jacket can be altered to fit as though it was custom made.
Additionally, blazers can be incredibly versatile. A quick scroll on Pinterest will show blazers paired with everything from wide-leg pants to distressed cut-offs and everything in between. I love the pairing of relaxed and casual with polished and dressy, making this one of my favorite styling tricks. I also love adding a gorgeous statement making accessory like this Christian Paul watch.
In fact, this outfit really felt like the perfect way to kick off the fall fashion season. Adding more structured pieces to your summer favorites is a great way to transition and still be dressed appropriately for the weather. Lose the jacket and your set for date night or after work cocktails!
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How are you transitioning to fall?