I came across this snap of Summer on her Insta and went mad over her jacket: gorgeous ivory with a hot-as-Hades low stance AND...wait for it.... black, shimmering lapels! Omg #WantIt ...And immediately started building an outfit around it. The black lapels aren't strictly necessary, of course, so I swapped over to a more accessible to an unembellished ivory blazer. Both boyfriend and cropped styles work nicely. Next, the crucial question: what would Summer have paired with this delightful piece? It's entirely likely she had slim tuxedo pants, or cut-to-perfection silk wide-leg trousers. However, I'm a massive fan of dressing down formal blazers by matching them with less formal pieces, so that's what I envisioned here. For warm and transitional weather, think shorts on the bottom. I love using laidback blue instead of the more expected black bottoms/black+white look. Blue heightens the contrast between dressed to kill and dressed to chill. If it's too nippy for shorts, slim blue denim looks casual and on point. Of course, you could be even less conventional and still do the shorts...just add tights underneath for extra warmth. I also love the idea of black leggings paired with the boyfriend blazer. Summer left the jacket all on it's own, which looks amazing in certain situations - photoshoots, night events - but for this more relaxed daytime look, I'd go with a bandeau beneath (bustiers, cami's and pretty much any curve-kissing black tee (or turtleneck once the weather really cools off) are alternatives). Summer went for understatement with her baubletry, choosing the slimmest of lariats to accentuate the long, lean line of the jacket and it's looks fanastic with a low-stance blazer like this. If you don't have a lariat, a long (24" or above) chain can be looped through itself to create the same effect. Disclosure: I actually put this together almost a month ago, hence the inclusion of espadrilles as a shoe option; save that one for next summer :). (Espadrilles should hibernate after Labor Day, as should cork). The cute pointy toe pumps definitely work, though, as would ankle or OTK boots. I hope this inspires you to pop a blazer over your denim some time soon ;) Happy styling, loves!
Oh and....Summer's been attending New York Fashion Week this week, so I'll be reviewing all her looks in a FashionHap shortly ;)
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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