Patterned Blazer: Dress it up, Dress it Down

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This blazer has sat in my closet virtually unworn for about 3 years.  I loved it from the moment I walked out of the store with it, but the sleeves are sort of loose around the wrist, which looked odd because the rest of it fit so well. But, it looks like it's glory days might be coming!  I just discovered that pushing up the sleeves creates an effortless chic look (well, hopefully).  I have a feeling this blazer is about to become the most outfitted piece of clothing in my closet!  Relaxed, neutral with an element of fun, and perfect for chilly spring evenings.  
Dressy: 


 Casual: 


Casual Look: blazer: h&m(similar or similar)// shirt: clothing swap(similar)// jeans: kohl's(similar)// shoes: dsw//scarf: gift// earrings: forever 21
Dressed-Up Look:  blazer: h&m//dress: clothing swap// necklace: purchased in London//shoes: charming charlie's 

4 comments

  1. That last picture of you is just perfect. You are gorgeous. I just had to tell you that.

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  2. agreed - that last picture is beautiful. maybe you can fold up/cuff the sleeves instead of just pushing them up. it might give your relaxed look a little more polish.

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  3. You guys are so sweet! Thank you so much! Lauro, I have actually tried rolling the sleeves and because of the slightly baggy lining it makes it look too casual for the fit of the blazer.... It has been a while since I have tried it like that, so I should probably give it another go, and roll up the sleeves differently or something. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. I'm with everyone else -- that last picture is fabulous. Model status.

    Also, maybe try taking the sleeves in a bit. I've done this with blazers and jackets, and just sewn the lining and the sleeve together. I just leave a few inches unaltered at the end of the sleeve so it's loose enough to cuff or roll and you won't see the alterations.

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