Two Ways: Black Blazer for Early Spring
Jan 29, 2015
Blazer: H&M Fitted Blazer ($49)
From Right, Earrings: Rectangle Hoops ($24) // Ring: Atlantis Ring ($65) // Bag: Kelly & Katie Dome Satchel ($49) // Shoes: Makayla Mid-Heel Pump ($128) // Top: Silk Secretary Blouse ($188) // Pants: J.Crew Paley Pant ($158)
For the Office. A black blazer over a color block dress is a great way to add a little bit of color to your wardrobe. This pistachio and black number is a unique choice. This inexpensive cobalt dress from JCPenney is another chic option. Plus-size? Try this Calvin Klein a-line dress.
I like the mix of pearl and enamel in this earring. It gives a slightly vintage look. Another option are these $16 mini-pearl studs.
How great is the texture on these pumps? It’s a gorgeous faux-snakeskin. With a mid-heel height, these are a great work shoe. I also like this Sole Society pumps in suede, and these Nine West peep toe pumps.
Lastly, I’ve shown this bag before, and I finally saw it in person this weekend. I think it’s the best under-$100 satchel I’ve seen. It also comes in several other neutral colors.
For Business Friday. So what is business Friday? It’s “casual” Friday for very conservative offices. The kind of places where anything other than a suit is considered casual.
Black and navy is one of my favorite color combinations. So I thought an all navy outfit topped with a black blazer could be fun. This navy tie-neck blouse is a lovely basic. I also like this Iris & Ink blouse in satin. These skinny trousers are a fun option, but I like these dressier trousers from The Limited. You could also try a sleek pencil skirt.
I went with grey accessories to lighten the look. These snakeskin pumps are a good choice for that. And the grey satchel is lovely. You could also reverse the look with this snakeskin bag and these grey pumps.