- 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!