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Two Ways: Piped Schoolboy Blazer

 

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.

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    4 comments

  1. Ellie says:

    Wow, the Autumn Cashmere blazer is drool-worthy. Nice find.

    December 13, 2012/Reply
  2. m says:

    Can anyone suggest outfits that don't involve jeans or the obvious black pants? I love the red but it the color doesn't seem so versatile for non-holiday-season outfits.

    December 13, 2012/Reply
  3. Belle says:

    Red? The jacket is coral. You could also wear it with navy of you did a grey shirt, or over a white dress.

    December 13, 2012/Reply
  4. K says:

    Sorry peeps, but this jacket isn't coral. It just arrived. It is road cone neon. Beware! It is lovely in the pictures, but I would get laughed out of the office if I wore it.

    January 5, 2013/Reply