Happy Friday! And welcome to Dressed for My Day. I’m so glad you dropped in for a little Friday fashion inspiration. In fact, I think the look I’m sharing today is perfect for Friday, whether you work in a casual environment or you’re taking in a matinee with a friend. Let’s talk about how to have fun with a blazer.
If you’ve been around Dressed for My Day long, you know that I love having a black blazer in my wardrobe. (More on that later!) Sometimes women tell me that blazers are too dressy for their lifestyle, but I have to question that.
You see, a blazer can be used to elevate a very casual look, giving it just enough class to help you look more pulled together and polished without sacrificing comfort or ease.
Styling Tip: The only “rule” I’d suggest for this fun style would be that you wear a print or graphic hoodie under a solid blazer or a solid hoodie under a plaid blazer. Then again, a camo or leopard print hoodie like the one I’m wearing could operate as a solid, so it might work well under a plaid blazer. So much for rules!
Styling Tip: Another way to have fun with a blazer is to wear it with sneakers. Just because you’ve slipped on a blazer doesn’t mean you have to wear dress shoes. The juxtaposition of pairing a blazer with more casual shoes is chic, current and fun!
Styling Tip: Keep your jewelry simple. Because I’m wearing a hoodie and there’s so much going on around the neck and the front of this pairing, I only added pretty earrings to this outfit, no other jewelry.
Styling Tip: Make sure you choose a hoodie that is lightweight enough to fit comfortably under your blazer. This look is all about comfort! So don’t sacrifice the comfort just to create the style. I chose this hoodie specifically because it is lightweight but still cozy and warm.
I’m actually wearing this look today. We’ll be catching a matinee and running some errands. I think I’ll be warm (it’s only in the 50s today), chic and comfortable! Let me know what you think about this look. I’d love to hear from you.
I’ve created a shopping widget with all of the elements in my look plus lots of fun hoodies. Many are available in additional colors and prints. But the only hoodie I can say for sure is true-to-size, lightweight enough to create the look and comfortable is the one I’m wearing. It’s also available in a grey and black color scheme.
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If you’d like to see more ways to style a blazer, check out my post 12 Ways to Style a Blazer this Fall & Winter. Thanks so much for stopping in!
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Blessed for My Day
As we set up new routines, goals and resolutions for 2020, let’s remember to give ourselves a little grace, too. I’ve already blown a couple of mine! Ha! But change is a process. While we certainly need to do our best to stick to the routines we believe will help us bring about those desired changes, we can’t beat ourselves up and just quit when we skip a beat. That’s when the enemy of our souls wins!
Instead, let’s be sure to invite God into the process. As we draw close to Him, read His Word, talk with Him about our goals and desires, He will work the changes in and through us. Don’t rule out the Holy Spirit’s gradual and sometimes indiscernible work.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age… ~ Titus 2:11-12