I'm really excited to be starting a new series today that will focus on helping you to build a wardrobe full of pieces you'll not only love, but that will be timeless and versatile. Today I'm starting with one of my favorite things: blazer and jackets. The thing I love about them is there ability to be worn both for work wear as well was weekend wear. They can be the perfect touch to finish off any look, so today I'm showing you pieces I feel are essential, as well as a few pieces to add once the essential pieces are in place.
On my list of essential blazers and jackets are a classic black and navy blazer, as well as a denim jacket. Here are some things to keep in mind when purchasing these pieces:
- When buying these pieces definitely pay attention to quality, as they pieces can be utilized frequently and worn for years to come. I purchased my black blazer at H&M for a very fair price to replace one I used for nearly a decade from The Limited. My navy blazer is probably my favorite piece in my wardrobe and although I found it on sale at Loft, it definitely would have been worth the full price.
- Also, pay attention to how to wash it, if it's dry clean only I pass on the piece. Look for one that can be washed normally, as this will help you to utilize it more.
- The quality of a denim jacket, in my opinion, doesn't vary much from store to store, so buying an inexpensive option shouldn't impact how it wears much.
After you have these essential pieces in your wardrobe, then you can begin to add on additional options, like the ones I've listed below. The additional options I'm loving are a striped blazer, a mixed media moto jacket, and a bright blazer. Unlike the pieces above which are truly wardrobe staples, these pieces can be the "show piece to any look," that is, the piece of clothing that takes your outfit from cute to perfection. Right now I'm on the look out for a mixed media jacket. I recently tried one on at TJ Maxx I loved, but it was dry clean only, so I passed. These pieces should definitely be added over time, and when the price is right.
Here's a visual of all the pieces I've listed above to help you out:
LOFT black blazer / LOFT navy blazer / Gap denim jacket /LOFT stripe blazer / LOFT mixed media jacket / bright blazer
Today I'm wearing one of the additional options I've listed above, a bright colored blazer. Adding a blazer dresses up any look, and the bright color is such fun too!
blazer: Kohl's similar
necklace: Mariposa Medley c/o similar
heels: Merona similar