26 March 2010

March 26th, 2010 § 7 comments

26 March 2010, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Navy blazer – J.Crew
  • Patterned dress – Banana Republic
  • Black woven belt – thrifted
  • Knee high socks – J.Crew
  • Boots – Banana Republic
  • Tote – Kenneth Cole, via TJMaxx
  • Scarf – thrifted


When it comes to blazer and jackets, I find them easy enough to work in my everyday style but I noticed that I seem to often reach for pants or trousers when I do so. E.’s recent post, however, reminded me how well jackets work with skirts and even flowey jersey dresses and so I’m making a mental note to throw them on over a loose and casual dress more often. I think E’s right on the money with her supposition that the structured jacket is just the thing for a more flowey and unstructured dress – especially if you’re looking to hit that balance of casual yet still put together and somewhat professional.

So taking a cue from my stylish co-bloggers, I’m wearing this structured navy jacket over a swingy comfortable jersey dress. I like how the sharp lines of the jacket and boots give the casual dress a more formal feel and I could see this outfit working well on campus, on teaching days as well as days spent in the library working. It’s a great mix of comfort and professionalism, so thanks for the reminder, E & A!

26 March 2010, originally uploaded by academichic.
Scarf accessory, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 7 Responses to 26 March 2010"

  1. Kalee says:

    When this popped up on my screen I was literally silenced. This works so well and look fantastic! And I have several blazers I’ve thrifted recently (including a navy blue velvet one) that would look great over a floaty print dress! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. E says:

    Ooh! I covet your beautiful long, curly hair. I have straight fine hair that goes as limp as over-boiled spaghetti if I grow it past my chin. The jersey dress is also inspiring.

  3. Dottie says:

    Great dress. Every time I see it, I think, “I need a dress like that.” :)

    I am more of a cardigan person than a blazer person. I’ve had to wear so many suits for work, blazers on the weekend give my hives. I do love wearing my jean jacket blazer, though :)

  4. Pretty! I never thought knee-length dresses with blazers will look cute. Love your belt, too. :)

  5. Marie says:

    Love love that little peek of green sock from the boots, too cute for words.

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge Spring into Spring giveaway

  6. jentine says:

    I love a blazer over a dress… and the peak of green sock is genius…

  7. [...] E.’s cropped navy blazer, L.’s gray and black skinny pants, and S.’s patterned wrap [...]

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