Two Ways: Piped Schoolboy Blazer
Dec 13, 2012
Blazer: Gap Ponte Schoolboy Blazer ($88)
From Left, Necklace: Small Pyramid Pendant ($95) Rings: Push Peaked Knot Ring ($88) and ALC Manacle Ring ($195) Bag: Mango Croc Effect Satchel ($70) Shoes: Martin Clay Pumps ($98) Top: Vince Half Placket Blouse ($275) Jeans: 7 for all Mankind Dojo Jeans ($169)
From Right, Earrings: Marc Jacobs Bird Studs ($48) Scarf: LoveQuotes Eyelash Scarf ($90) Bag: Intergalocktic Messenger ($179) Boots: Steve Madden Flat Riding Boot ($179) Sweater: Inhabit Cable Knit Sweater ($160) Jeans: Midrise Toothpick Jean ($168)
Schoolboy blazers are a classic piece that can be more interesting if it’s made in a fun color (like this one) or with an embellishment of some kind. But if you like the look, I would consider a basic navy like this one from J.Crew for $198 or the navy version of this one for $88. I also adored this Autumn Cashmere cable knit blazer.
For Casual Friday. This blazer feels like more of a casual piece to me. I love the way it looks with a silky blouse and trouser jeans. But if you’re looking for a more polished look, ditch the jeans and add a pair of light or charcoal grey trousers.
Placket blouses like this one have become a wardrobe staple for me. If you’re looking for a less-expensive option, try this lace-detail blouse or this one from DKNY. If you’re looking for a color, I like this red one. Need a plus size? I love the contrasting trim on this blouse so much, I wish it came in my size.
The accessories are really what make this outfit. I love the marble ring and the twisted, faceted crystal ring. I also liked this House of Harlow ring and this oversized marquise cut ring. I also like the slightly edgier pendant. If you’re looking for something cheaper, I like this pendant for under-$30.
For this look, I would style my hair down in my usual way with the ends curled under. For the makeup, I would wear a pop of pink blush and some light lip gloss in a raspberry shade. I would also throw on a light coat of black liner.
For the Movies. Wearing a chunky sweater under a blazer can be a tricky endeavor. The sleeve clearance is rarely what you hope it would be. But it’s a great way to keep warm as well as a cool casual look.
I used a light grey sweater to pair with the grey trim on the jacket. The dark grey scarf matches the trim. Because I didn’t want to overdo the grey, I opted for a green bag and a brown boot. It looks a little quirky in the set, but I think it’s one of those outfits that is iffy in theory and great on.
If you’re looking for a less expensive cable knit sweater, this Old Navy sweater comes in several colors and has a cool texture to it. And if the charcoal scarf is what you’re after but you need it at a lower price, it’s on sale for $83 at Zappos.
For the makeup, I would wear a coral lip gloss and taupe eye shadow. For the hair, I would wear it up in a bouncy ponytail with some teasing at the roots.