January 17, 2013

Today's Everyday Fashion: Bright Blazers

Inspiration: Refinery29


Wearing this much black is totally out of my comfort zone, however, when I saw this outfit I thought - what a clever way to wear a bright blazer! And if you are someone who wants to start wearing more color, I think this could be a great first step. It really is as simple as wearing all neutrals with a colorful jacket or blazer over it. What color blazer would you choose to wear with all-black?

Blazer: Banana Republic, $69
Sweater: Express, old (similar)
Black jeans: Gap, $35 (similar)
Shoes: Me Too/Marshall's, $28 (similar, similar, similar)
Purse: Michael Kors, Santa
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website 1, 2, 3

J. Crew / Old Navy / Macy's
Gap / Kohl's / Forever 21

37 comments:

  1. This look would be perfect with the bright pink blazer that just arrived on my door step via JCrew!

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  2. I love this pop of color! And the neutral shoes just finish it off beautifully. Thanks for another awesome outfit J!

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  3. this is a great look -- I wore a similar outfit except with a hot pink blazer! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. This coral shade looks great with black, I would also wear fuchsia, or any shade of pink as a matter of fact... :) I think purple would also look nice :)

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  5. Beautiful outfit, love it! ♥
    xx

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  6. I have several colored blazers and I love them.  It's a toss up between my bright pink, cobalt blue or mustard yellow.  They are more versatile than I ever imagined.  I love yours paired with all black!  Heather

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  7. adore the bag and the blazer!
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  8. I bought 2 new blazers on super sale at H & M recently - hot red-orange and emerald.  They both look awesome with all black.  Super fun way to wear color at work too w dress pants.

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  9. I love bright blazers! I have one in a similar color and I wear it with everything!!

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  10. I think this blazer really compliments your skin tone, hair color, and tanned skin. All black would be a great look for you to experiement with your wardrobe and learn to play with more colors and accessories. I say go for it!! 

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  11. This is a coincidence - I'm wearing my brightest blazer today. All black under a bright orange blazer. Suddenly I feel fashionable! Cheers!
    Lori in Atlanta

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  12. I bought a causul bright coral blazer with 3/4 sleeves over the holidays and was wondering how to wear it to my job at the office.  I am going to give the all black theme a try.

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  13. Such an easy way to brighten up an otherwise neutral outfit! I have so many blazers....

    Amanda
    thesequinedspaniel.blogspot.com

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  14. blazers are my absolute fave! I have a bunch of brights but not a red one yet! on the list now! I actually mentioned them in my blog today too! another great outfit J!

    http://msmayg.blogspot.com/ 

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  15. I would probably pair an all-black outfit with an emerald or purple blazer - one of my two favorite colors!!  Pretty look, J!

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  16. White would be a nice color to wear with all black. Love your outfit and the shoes are fabulous.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  17. Love the color of this blazer, its gorgeous!

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  18. I definitely think an all black base is perfect for incorporating color.  I'd go for some plain jane colors- like mustard, or those warmer tones, to really play up your skin tone.  At first you may look in the mirror, thinking you are washed out, but with some really stand out jewelry, you, J, can pull it off!

    Clare

    Understated
    Classics

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  19. A bright yellow blazer .. because that's what I have :)

    I was struggling with how to wear it, but for some reason never thought to do all black. I should try this look!

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  20. like this a lot so effortless! and now I have a new way to wear my red blazer! 

    xo Cassy
    http://theworkette.blogspot.com/

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  21. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from multiple colors and just rely on one piece to really brighten up an outfit. I think I would wear red, blue, really whatever - black is great in that it tends to match up with pretty much anything! 

    Love this!

    -FashionEdible
    http://fashionedible.blogspot.com

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  22. great interpretation, as always.

    amanda
    http://thingstoholdandstir.blogspot.com/ check us out? follow us back?

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  23. This is basically what I wear every single day - an all neutral base with a pop of color from a cardigan or scarf, and cute shoes. No wonder I love your outfit so much!! I tend to feel bad about my style because colors and color blocking are so trendy right now...but seeing this look on you reminds me why I like it so much!! Quality pieces really make a big difference too when you're wearing a lot of one color.

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  24. i love this post! i saved a few outfit inspirations like this on my Pinterest page, but I haven't actually worn them yet. I have a super bright coral blazer from Forever 21 I need to wear with this look. :) Next night out!

    -Courtney
    www.415bond.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the color of your blazer, lately I've been loving bright corals! I think that I would do a color similar to your concept of a bright blazer. I Would probably pick cobalt blue because it looks great with black and it's also a really popular color right now.

    http://emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

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  26. I don't do this enough. I have lots of colored blazers to try it with!

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  27. Love this!! I immediately ordered the hot pink blazer from F21!! It is the perfect pink color and I have been looking for a hot pink blazer!!!

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  28. I love this look!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  29. I LOVE the all black with the bright red blazer! And your MK bag is the perfect addition, are you loving it so far?!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  30. This is a cute outfit! If you're looking for a slightly less expensive shoe there is always gilt.com. I just got in a shoe that is exactly like the one you are wearing it it only cost me $15! They are cute ballasox corso como flats!

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  31. this is my favorite outfit of yours! 

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  32. Wow love the outfit as always!! 

    If you get a chance I would love for you to take a look at my blog Small Town Chic. Its a mix between fashion & DIY projects.

    www.smalltownchic47.blogspot.com

    xoxo, Cat

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  33. Ooooo I love the simplicity of this look!! I think I might try it with a denim blazer (sounds horrid, I know but I promise it's so cute!!) one of these days :)









    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com 

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  34. Happiness At Mid LifeJanuary 17, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    So pretty outfit!  I love how the blazer pops even more against the black. I love wearing colors all year round.  BTW - love your new purse.  

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  35. I would definitely wear this. I wish that blazer was from the current season - it's beautiful!

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  36. Love both your blazer and the inspiration jacket! :)

    XO Nathttp://www.natinlove.com?cm=1Nat in Love

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