This February I shared the radical way to wear an all white outfit in the winter time. I am back with another fabulous way to wear the color white this summer this time in the form of a white blazer. So you may be asking yourself, okay, what is up with this girl and white outfits? It’s not like I have an incredible affinity for white. It is purely timing. My last fashion post was several months ago, now we are in summer, with summer you just tend to wear white, and boom, another white inspired outfit post!
But seriously, this How to Wear is pretty special as it draws on my favorite article of clothing. I recently received a photo from a childhood friend. In it, I am wearing the heels from my childhood friends mother and a blue blazer that I am absolutely swimming in. My love of blazers only seemed to blossom from there. In college, I had a sturdy collection, most that I collected at my local thrift store. Even in my About page, I am wearing a St. Laurent blazer that I found at a Salvation Army in Savannah, Georgia.
I have been obsessed with this particular article of clothing for a very long time. I find myself really attracted to blazers because of the symbolism they seem to exude. Blazers imply structure, power, a very boss-mentality. All things that I love to be associated with—I mean who wouldn’t? For this How To Wear It, I wanted to show two ways to rock a blazer, for wearing to work and during the weekend.
How To Wear It
Wear a white blazer to work
First, let’s start with the blazer. The blazer I styled for this look was a great find at H&. It is an unstructured blazer with an embossed herringbone pattern and no label. It has a nice fit to it without coming off too formal.
For the first look with the white blazer, I thought instantly about how I one could wear it to the office. The white blazer is from H&M, the black camisole is from Express, the floral print silk skirt is from Nordstrom. The white sandal heels are Calvin Klein. The silver jewelry is a little bit vintage a little bit H&M.
This look is great for a big presentation or a working lunch with a new client as it is both fashion-forward and polished. It’s also perfect to wear to a ‘haute happy hour’ in the city—I mean, who wouldn’t want to look this cute past 5′ o clock!
Wear a white blazer for the weekend
The next look takes a good idea of the first look and transforms the white blazer into an equally worthy second way to wear the blazer. This time—themed for the weekend.
For the second look, I combined the same H&M white blazer with a funky graphic t-shirt that I picked up from the Silver Room, a local boutique shop in Chicago. I swapped my floral print maxi skirt for classic khaki pants and Burberry sneakers. I also paired the look with a vintage gold chain from my grandmother’s jewelry collection, resin earrings from T.J Maxx and wooden bangles from my own collection.
The second look is definitely more weekend ready. It’s a great way to make a classic piece a little more casual. This is a great look to wear to a Chicago festival during the cooler summer evenings or to a fun free event, such as 2nd Fridays in Pilsen.
Both looks can be easily mixed and match to create an additional two to three great looks that can also be worn for both work and the weekend. Be sure to let me know your favorite between the two!
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