Today’s Coveted Working Looks

by Rachel Yeomans | March 10th, 2010   

I made a shocking discovery today – I have no blazers! Well, I do, but not in the most professional sense. I used to have my go-to black blazer but I gave it away after having too many wears and years behind it. I primarily wear wrap cardigans, cap-sleeved blazers and statement jackets to work and I have a boyfriend blazer and cropped bolero for weekends – but alas the stereotypical basic black blazer I have not! How is this possible?! So therefore today’s lineup of coveted working looks will have a very obvious theme as I feel this situation needs to be rectified sooner rather than later. I do apologize that these looks may not be ‘thrilling’, but there are times we need to step our selfish style aside and concentrate on our basics. However that doesn’t mean our basics need to be boring. For example, I really like how this cotton blazer by Daftbird almost looks velour – a very nice option for the cooler months.

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I wear skirts and dresses many times more than slacks and blouses. I love how this Elizabeth and James jacket is paired with a floral dress showing that the cut works perfectly for accentuating the waistline when not wearing the typical top and pant combination. I also roll my sleeves up 90% of the time either due to getting warm, them getting in the way, or the sleeve length being a bit too short for my lanky arms. I like how this jacket ends slightly below the elbow in a stylish semi-point. I would never be able to roll my sleeves up nearly as stylishly!

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The same thing can be said for this Theory linen blazer. It’s a 3/4-length sleeve and it’s cropped and fitted at the waistline to work both with slacks and skirts and dresses. Plus it’s nice to have a lighter-weight jacket on hand for the warmer months, and what better material for those sunny hot days than linen?

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