Two Ways: Knit Striped Blazer
Jun 19, 2012
From Left, Earrings: Knot Earrings (similar, $24) Ring: Red Stone Ring ($79) Bag:Full Course Load Tote ($85) Shoes: Ivanka Trump Cleor Pump ($120) Top: Scarf Neck Top ($30) Skirt: Red Pencil Skirt (similar, $23)
For the Office. If you wanted to go the safer route, you could pair this blazer with navy or white separates. But I prefer this red pencil to standard navy. Yes, it’s a little bit nautical, but it’s not like you’re wearing an anchor on your lapel.
Because there is a lot of color and pattern happening with the clothes, I wanted to keep the accessories minimal. I like these knot earrings because they’re simple but with a little something. The red ring helps pull the outfit together. And the tan shoes and tote bag bring a little style to the party without serving as a distraction.
For the hair, I would wear it in a ponytail with the hair wrapped around the elastic. It makes a ponytail look less “I’m going to the gym,” and more “I’m going to the office.” For the makeup, a red pedicure and a sheer red lip tint with a bit of black eye liner should do the trick.
For Casual Friday. Yipes, stripes! (On a related note, do they sell Fruit Stripe gum anymore? I used to love that stuff.) Mixing stripes can be a little tricky. This combination works because the pink striped tee has a wider, reverse stripe and the jacket has a standard width navy stripe on a white field. I would have preferred the stripes on the top to be even wider, but I couldn’t find what I was looking for on Polyvore.
I wanted the accessories to add a shot of color without hijacking the look, so I decided to use the azure ring and bag. A simple sandal and hoop earring round out this look.
For the hair, I would do a braided or twisted updo. For the makeup, I would choose a pop of bright blush, a lightly pink lip and taupe eye shadow.