August 09, 2011

Three Ways: Colorful Blazer

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Now, onwards!

This post will show you three examples of how to style a colorful blazer. For this post, I'm using a blue blazer, but you can replace the blazer I used with a blazer of almost any other color to make the suggestions work for your wardrobe.

Rebecca Minkoff blazer
Rebecca Minkoff blazer - $325

J Crew sweater, Acne jeans, Luv Aj spike bracelet, House of Harlow 1960 wrap bracelet and earrings, Old Navy heeled booties. 

A casual weekend outfit suitable for fall weather gains elegance with the addition of a blazer and sophisticated gold jewelry. The reason why this outfit works so well is because the contrasting elements are played up. The casual and formal elements are combined to create a versatile ensemble. Because the outfit is made up of neutrals, any color blazer would look good here.

3.1 Phillip Lim silk shirt, Current/Elliott velvet pants, Pamela Love ring, Sam Edelman suede booties.

This outfit is a subtle example of color blocking because of the pairing of bright blue and cherry red. The outfit is based on contrasting textures, for example the silk shirt and velvet pants. The reason that this ensemble works so well is because the two brightly colored elements of the outfit are separated by a neutral (the shirt). Fierce, black accessories contrast the grown-up, feminine vibe of the rest of the outfit. Most blazers would work with this outfit.

Topshop dress, Dannijo necklace, Aldo heels. 
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This outfit is perfect for cocktail hour or dinner out. The blazer adds a pop of color to a classic LBD. Nude heels elongate the legs and allow statement jewelry - along with the blazer - to steal the show. This look is sophisticated but still youthful. Any color blazer would work here and any LBD can be used.

Colored blazers are a lot of fun and are actually much more versatile than one might think. Go out and buy one before they're gone! (Some good stores to check are Topshop, MANGO, and Zara.)



  1. I love the first look so much. Maybe because it's kept really simple minus the blazer. I love bright colors, but I'm always a bit nervous about drying something new out-- but the first look seems like a great way to transition. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    autumn jordan

  2. I love the 3 ways series! I'm also a huge fan of that JCrew sweater. You've got yourself a new follower doll! :) You should check out my page this week too! I have some exciting giveaways coming up!

  3. That blazer is so cute! I love the third set.


  4. I love blu blazer!
    I would choose the second outfit!
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  5. I have always loved bright coloured blazers but never got them for myself cos Im so doubtful on matching pieces with them! Now that i read ur post, I can so totally go grab one for myself :) love the second look the most! thx for sharing this!

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  6. Fab fab fab advise! I love that blazer so much, I think it's just the perfect cut and colour!

    Walabean x

  7. I did a post featuring this jacket as well! I love you the way you paired it too!

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