Happy Friday! What a great day to examine the details of this casual but chic look. Whether you’re in an office where employees are encouraged to wear jeans on Fridays, you’re heading to lunch with a friend or you’re catching a movie this evening, I have a look you’ll want to try. And while I love a blazer with a silk blouse or dressy sweater, I honestly think this is the most modern way to wear your blazer this fall. Will you give it a try?
Any woman can wear a fitted white t-shirt with jeans and a blazer. It’s that perfect combination of casual and classic. Whether your personal style essence is relaxed or classic, elegant or rebellious, creative or romantic, you’ll still look and feel like you in this modern trifecta.
I’m wearing my favorite high-rise straight-fit ankle jeans with a raw hemline, my favorite white t-shirt and a long plaid blazer. But you can duplicate this look with any blazer, good fitting tee and jeans.
My blazer has recently been restocked somewhat (yay!!!), but I also found some other great options and included them in the shopping widget below. I’m wearing my usual size 8, so it runs true to size. This is a long blazer, but it’s also available in petite sizing.
I have some sweet styling tips to help you keep this look modern and fresh.
Don’t just wear your blazer…style it! You can pop the collar in the back.
Add some pretty jewelry. I’m wearing my large teardrop earrings, a tortoise shell bangle and a simple adjustable gold necklace. But you could add a fun brooch to the lapel, too! You could also add a pretty neck scarf.
Add a belt if your body shape and proportions allow. I like the way my leather belt adds a little interest, definition and shape to this casual look. I coordinated it with my leather satchel (similar) and suede loafers, but these accessories don’t have to match perfectly.
Cuff your sleeves. I’ve cuffed mine in the manner that supposedly J.Crew is responsible for. Simply unbutton your cuffs, turn your sleeves up one long turn and then turn up that cuff on itself. Leave just a little peeking out as I did. Or you can leave more cuff peeking out and turn that portion down on itself.
Cuffing your sleeves like this or even just pushing them up more casually tricks the eyes and communicates sophistication, self-confidence and enthusiasm.
Toss your blazer over your shoulders. This styling technique looks sort of carefree and like a second thought. Again, we tend to associate this look with images we’ve seen in the movies and such, so it communicates sophistication and even romance.
Or wear your blazer straight and buttoned up! Even if you prefer to wear your blazer in a more classic manner, you’ll look contemporary and effortlessly beautiful in your blazer, tee and jeans!
Everything in today’s post runs true to size. But if you have any questions about fit or styling, please let me know. I love, love, love this look and will be wearing it frequently now that the temperatures have cooled a little here. What about you?
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Blessed for My Day
I don’t like for my plans to change. What about you? But I’ve had to learn to hold my plans for the future in open hands just like I have to hold everything else I cherish. Sometimes God takes us through seasons we didn’t expect. And other times He simply changes up our daily schedule.
But we can learn to hold our plans loosely because God holds tomorrow firmly in His hands. Nothing will take Him by surprise or thwart His plans. Of course that can sound scary and uncertain unless we also learn to trust God. We can trust His character, His ways and His Word even when we don’t understand what is happening around us. Do you trust Him with tomorrow?
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. ~ Proverbs 27:1