Casual Style: Singing the Blues
Jan 26, 2011
Next week, I am traveling back to the district for the first time in my new job as LA. While I’m there, my Boss’ wife has invited us all to dinner with some family friends. I’m told that the event is at a moderately nice restaurant, but that most of the staff will wear jeans. I’ll becoming straight from a town hall, so what should I wear?
I don’t want to be overdressed, but I also don’t want to be underdressed. I was thinking about wearing a jacket that I just bought at Anthropologie. Could you give me some ideas?
First off, that’s a great jacket. I may need to purchase that for myself. I love the silhouette.
That being said, I appreciate your predicament. It can be tough to know how to dress for professional events held after hours or on the weekends. But I think this jacket would look lovely with a pair of straight leg jeans.
For this outfit, I decided to mix the silver jacket with some blue separates. I prefer muted tones for town hall meetings, since you want to blend in a bit. But a few chic accessories can make the ensemble right for evening.
Here I’ve mixed in a pair of open, bow booties (love these). I also added a pair of sapphire-hued earrings and sparkly brooch for the lapel. I also chose a turquoise bag instead of a jewel tone for a little bit of punch.
This outfit is perfect for a professional dinner or an evening on the town with friends. You could also replace the clutch with a satchel or tote and wear the outfit on casual Friday. Enjoy the blazer, I think you’ll find a lot of fun ways to wear it.
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