After a wonderful vacation, I am now home and have to get back to work. Lucky for me, jeans are appropriate in my office, but I still want to look professional, so I like to add a blazer.
As you can probably tell (if you are a regular reader), I am a huge fan of blazers. I used to love cardigans and twin sets (yes, I am that old), so a blazer is a great alternative to that look.
The thing to be careful of with blazers is to not look too serious or too dated. So, if you have a bunch of old blazers lurking in the back of your closet- you might want to check a few things before wearing it. Are there large shoulder pads? Is the cut fitted (does it nip in at the waist or is it a boxy cut), is the length too long (aim for the waist).
Today I am wearing one of my old blazers. I bought this a few years ago at Ann Taylor- and while I love the color (it is especially popular this season), I had to cut out the shoulder pads and roll the sleeves to keep the look modern and current. I also decided to replace the stiff, formal button up white shirt with a black and gray striped t shirt. I added a black bracelet and necklace to finish the look off.
I have paired the blazer with my boot cut jeans. This is another common question I get from readers- asking how to wear boot cut jeans. Lot’s of women prefer this style to the skinny jeans- and I understand. They are a lot more forgiving for any figure flaws! I like to pair them with something slim and fitted on top and definitely with heels! Wedges are a great option.
Jeans: Nordstrom (Paige Premium Denim), T shirt: Macy’s, Blazer: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Nordstrom (Me Too)
4 thoughts on “Nov 27th, Back to Work”
Hi Megan – I’m heading to Disneyworld next week and feel “armed and ready” with my wardrobe! Thank you for the wonderful blogs. Disneyworld aside, I feel stylish and contemporary having only purchased a few items. Who knew there was “style” in my closet? – thank you!
Awesome! I hope you have a wonderful trip!! I’m glad I gave you some ideas for what to wear. Just remember- comfort is key- and layer, layer, layer!
Hi Megan, I have never posted on a blog before but I feel compelled to leave you a message today. I am feeling slightly under the weather today and was very uninspired as to what to wear to work this afternoon. Really, all I wanted to wear was my pajamas (sigh). I have been in the habit of checking your blog on a regular basis and you always have such great ideas. So… I checked out your post today and wa-lah! Back to work! Exactly what I needed! If I was not so technically challenged I would send you a picture. I wore a similar striped shirt and my gray blazer with black trim (from Target) and my boot cut dark wash denim with my black wedge boots. I felt SO much better! So, thank you for your blog. I love it!
From Shana in Minnesota (formerly from the Pacific Northwest)
Thanks for writing- you have no idea how much it means to me to hear from readers, so thanks for taking the time to let me know that you enjoy my blog. I’m glad you found my outfit inspiring! Sometimes I have days when I look in my closet and think ‘I have nothing to wear’, it’s like having writers block! I love going online and finding outfits that would work for me. Glad I could be of help to you!