Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How I Wear My: Blazer

For December, Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country and I chose a fall and spring wardrobe classic, the blazer. From double-breasted to single button, navy blue wool to orange velvet paisley, we’ve got a wide array of blazer looks in this month’s “How I Wear My.”

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country.

Adrienne of The Rich Life in Wine Country, my lovely “How I Wear My” partner, writes, “I don’t wear blazers very often and usually favor something less structured so I only have one in my closet. This blazer from Old Navy has a bit of stretch to it so I can push or roll the sleeves up and give it a more casual look. I wore my blazer with a white knit tank from Gap, black jeans and my ABEO booties I recently blogged about. I layered a long druzy necklace with a pearl and semi-precious stone necklace to add a bit of interest. I topped my outfit off with a new wool hat from my favorite hat shop, Montecristi Panama Hats of Napa Valley, and carried my new Louis Vuitton Neverfull, a gift from my husband for my 50th birthday earlier this fall.

[Editor’s Note: I love how Adrienne spiced this up with accessories and we are bag twins, I have the same Louis Vuitton tote, which is so well-made and sturdy!]


My good friend Rosie says, “Blazers are a staple in my wardrobe. I wear blazers over casual pants, particularly jeans all the time.”

She is wearing a Theory tweed blazer with Lafayette jeans, an Alpaca striped scarf, Naot camel suede boots and carrying a Coach handbag. I love this shot of her, taken along the Hudson River!

Jacqui of Mummabstylish.

Jacqui of Mummabstylish says she wears her cream blazer in all seasons!

Michelle of Michelle Tyler, left, and Lisa of The Sequinist, right.

Michelle of Michelle Tyler says, “I have my favourite ever blazer for this, it’s velvet too, yay! I shot this blazer with Lisa (The Sequinist) when we were in New York recently for my 50th birthday. I wear it loads and actually wore it yesterday with the matching floral pants. It always garners compliments and fits like a glove. Lisa is wearing the same blazer in pink velvet.”

[Editor’s Note: Nothing like commandeering someone else’s stoop to take your fashion photos when you are visiting New York City!]

Nora of Jacket Society.

Nora of Jacket Society writes, “I am wearing our Florence Jacquard Blazer with our Dark and Light Gray Animal Print Scarf, Rose Criss-Cross Blouson Blouse and Gold Tone Clover Necklace with Charcoal Beads paired with my own D&G flared black pants, Chanel bag and Gucci pointy boots. The blazer, blouse, necklace and scarf are all available in our shop.”

[Editor’s Note: I love this blazer on Nora. I cannot imagine doing a blazer post without her!]

Annette of Lady of Style.

Annette of Lady of Style shared different ways that she styled a burgundy velvet blazer. I love it both ways and if you would like to see it worn with a dress, be sure to visit Adrienne’s post!

Another great look on Annette!

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

Ana of Mrs. American Made says, “Here is a great jacket—it is wool and a stunning cobalt blue, made in America by Two Penny Blue, and here I am wearing it with skinny jeans and a silk floral print top. A bonus to this jacket is that with every jacket purchased, Two Penny Blue donates a new, locally-made school uniform to a girl in need in Africa. I love a casual yet pulled-together look like this one for daily mom wear.”

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion.

Greetje of No Fear of Fashion says, “Oh how I adore my golden boots. This very classic black blazer prevents the boots from looking tacky. At least that is what I think.”


Polly writes, “How I wear my black blazer is with pulled up sleeves, a lace tank top and white pants. I top off the outfit with black suede heels, large bracelet and large pendant necklace.”

Nancy of Jodie’s Touch of Style.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style writes of her step-mom Nancy, “She’s wearing a relaxed beige blazer with folded lapels. She loves wearing a column of color under the blazer to create that vertical line! Nancy got this blazer at Chico’s. It’s been the best addition to her closet because we didn’t have to shorten the sleeves, and it goes with absolutely everything.”

Charlotte of Jodie’s Touch of Style.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style writes of her mother, Charlotte, “She is wearing a tweed blazer with her blue jeans. She always like to dress up as opposed to being casual, so this is her favorite way to add make her jeans look more sophisticated. Funny story is that I actually picked up this blazer for her while I was at the thrift store. I thought the colors would be perfect for her, and it was such a great deal. When I brought it over to her, she wasn’t excited about it at all. However, days later she told me how many things it went with in her closet and she was really glad that I bought it for her. It’s interesting how sometimes you aren’t excited about a piece, until you play around with it.”

Kim of Kandidly Kim.

Kim of @kandidlykim says, “This camel blazer was a thrift find and can go with so many things. Thrift stores are a good place to find blazers!”

Michele of @seechele_styles.

Michele of @seechele_styles wears a thrifted vintage black velvet jacket worn over a Zara floral dress.

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style.

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style writes, “This black blazer is a classic design that I love to wear with boyfriend jeans or joggers.”

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge.

Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge writes, “I found this fun gray and navy striped Gap blazer at my local thrift shop. Being a huge fan of stripes, I grabbed it up and have found it to be very versatile. It is a soft stretchy knit fabric so it pairs nicely with a more casual look. And what’s better than adding a contrasting striped scarf to a striped blazer?”

Rena of Fine, Whatever.

Rena of Fine, Whatever writes, “This plaid number was probably once part of a suit but it becomes a fabulous blazer when worn as a separate. Its classic lines and details do a great job of spiffing up a basic black slacks/white blouse outfit.”

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo says her plaid blazer is quite festive and I quite agree! I love that she paired it with a shiny pleated skirt.

I don’t have that many blazers and I don’t wear them that much since I find them too confining. I do love my L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic blazer, which seems particularly nice in the holiday season, and I get a lot of wear out of it every December, whether it is with black pants or with jeans.

I hope you are enjoying the season and wearing every blazer in your closet!

And now for some news...

After a lot of thought and discussion between us, Adrienne and I have decided to bring the “How I Wear My” series to a close after six (six!) amazing years. Speaking for myself, when we started this venture, all because we’d both bought the same Missoni for Target cardigan and thought it would be fun to show how we each wore it, I never dreamed I’d get to work, long-distance and for such an extended period of time, with someone as driven, intelligent, creative, disciplined, loving, funny, and beautiful as Adrienne. I am entirely in her debt. I have learned so much from her and I love her.

Adrienne and I could never have kept “How I Wear My” alive all this time without the wonderful photos submitted by all you ladies (and sometimes gentleman) out there! I thank you for your stories and fashion inspiration and good humor and friendship. Working with all of you has buoyed me during a few tough times in my life over the past six years and I thank you so much. I am filled with gratitude for what you all have given me.

So be doubly sure to stop by Adrienne’s post to see even more great looks featuring a blazer.

And THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated this month, and any month, over the past six years!


PinkCheetahVintage said...

I've been having such a moment with blazers!!!!! Love everyone's look!!!!!

Rena Perez said...

While I’m saddened by the announcement, I’m very much appreciative of the time and effort you and Adrienne have devoted to this monthly feature. I’ve looked forward to seeing all the imaginative submissions by the many contributors to the series and the monthly prompts have served as inspirations for me. Thank you for your dedication to this series and good wishes to you. I hope that you have a joyous holiday season.


Adrienne Shubin said...

Dear Jill - where do I begin? I am so grateful to you for your commitment to this series. Only you and I know how much work goes into these posts - I always called it a labor of fashion love.
I am sad it's ending but also glad we stopped when we did - ending on a high note with a great post.
I am also grateful for all the fabulous women and men who sent us photos over the years. What a wonderful assortment of looks we have compiled.
Now the hard part will be making sure we stay in touch. HIWM made it easy to check in with each other every 2 or 3 weeks - we will have to do our best to not let too much time pass.
Thank you again for your hard work, humor, dedication and fab day we will meet in person, I just know!
Many hugs to you, friend.
Love, Adrienne

Suzanne Carillo said...

Thanks so much for putting together this series for so many years ladies!

I've enjoyed looking at everyone's submissions and often was inspired.

Best wishes to you both and have a wonderful holiday season.


Coulda shoulda woulda said...

I’m so sad this is ending...I always enjoyed the series so much!!! Thanks for all your hard work xxx

Denton said...

As one of the sometimes gentleman to submit (lol) indeed I appreciate the hard work you put into this. It was always a pleasure to see all the fabulous looks that everyone submitted.


jodie filogomo said...

It's been such a pleasure seeing all of these different perspectives every month. I'm so sorry it won't continue, but I totally understand!!!

No Fear of Fashion said...

Dear Jill, it is a shame for us you both are going to stop these series, but it is totally understandable.
Thank you so much for hosting it for such a long time. As usual you look very smart, you always do.
It was a pleasure joining you evry month. I will link back to the both of you next Sunday.

Shelbee On The Edge said...

Jill, it has been such an honor and a pleasure to get to know you through this wonderful series that you and Adrienne have poured your hearts into! It is sad to see it end, but all great things must come to an end, at least that's what they say. I have been inspired by so many fabulously stylish ladies through this series including yourself and Adrienne. All I can say is thank you so much for all of this! And your blazer is phenomenal and you have styled it perfectly as you always do! I will continue to visit your blog to see what's new and fabulous! Thank you again.


Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love your jacket, Jill! It is beautiful! Thanks for doing this...and I hope you are well!