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You Pick Wednesday – 5 Fun Ways to Wear A Striped Blazer

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How to Style a Gray and Navy Striped Blazer

Welcome to the first installment of You Pick Wednesday!  The whole purpose of this series is to let you, my readers, tell me what you need help with!  Maybe it’s a piece you saw in the store and you want to know could work it into your wardrobe.  Maybe you saw something on Pinterest that intrigues you but you don’t know how to make it happen in real life.  Maybe you have that one (or two or three) item(s) in your closet that you just never know what to do with.  Or maybe you recently purchased something and what to see what else you could wear it with.

That’s the case with today’s submission from Jen at Librarian for Life Style.  She recently purchased a gray and navy striped blazer on super clearance at Gap (seriously, that girl knows how to find a bargain!) and although she had a few ideas of how to wear it she was wondering if I could help punch it up in the color department.
Gray and Black Striped Blazer Set 1

Way #1 – Pair it with a bright top, fun shoes, and jeans for a Friday casual look.

Way #2 – Move the color to the bottom and put it with a complimentary patterned top for some fun visual interest.  Keep the accessories neutral so as not to compete with the color and the pattern.

Gray and Black Striped Blazer Set 2
 

Way #3 – Another brightly colored top (pink this time!) along with white skirt, a bright floral scarf and fun but not over-the-top shoes scream fun summer date night or spunky day at work.

Way #4 – A more low-key approach that would work for a cooler day or just when you don’t want to be quite as bright.  Solid colored dark bottoms and chambray keep the look more down to earth but the fun shoes give it a little interest.  Again, the necklace is interesting but not making too much of a statement.

And Way #5?  My own take with my own striped blazer.  A solid colored dress in something other than black or white and simple accessories to keep the focus on the color and the stripes.

Blazer – Express | Dress – Dots | Belt – The Limited | Shoes – Unisa via 6pm.com

Thanks for submitting your suggestion, Jen!  I hope this has given you some ideas on how to wear your new blazer.

Which look is your favorite?  Which one can you see yourself wearing?

So, who’s next?  Don’t forget to submit your suggestions or questions for You Pick Wednesday to looplooks@gmail.com!