Red Blazer Day

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

Red blazer with red striped tee and jeans for Casual Friday


Blazer – The Limited (similar) | Shirt – gift (similar) | Jeans – Express (similar) | Boots – DSW (similar) |Necklace – The Limited (similar)

Can you believe it? It’s the last day of the January Black Out Challenge! And you know what? I didn’t wear any black pants, skirts, blazers, or shirts all month!! This was actually a really fun challenge because it kept me from falling into my usual rut and got me wearing some items in new ways.

I know that many of you think there’s no way you could go an entire month without wearing black, but maybe try a few days? There’s nothing inherently wrong with black but it can cause us to just wear the same things over and over again. And you know what happens when you fall into that trap? You tend to feel like you have nothing to wear!

Which is totally not true. In fact, here are two ways I’ve reworn both this top and this blazer for two completely different outfits.


If I thought that the blazer could only be worn with that plaid shirt or that the striped tee could only be worn with that skirt then I never would have put the two together. So, start thinking about how you could wear items in your closet without resorting to pairing them only with black and I bet you’ll have an entirely new perspective!

10 replies on “Red Blazer Day

  1. Valerie

    Great outfit! I am seriously SO impressed you were able to make so many outfits without black! (And I definitely feel an “industrial chic” theme in your outfit photos today…you nailed it!)

  2. Emily

    Red is my favorite color and that blazer is fabulous. I love the details on the rolled-up portion of the sleeves and how they contrast to the striped shirt. GORGEOUS!

  3. Anne

    I agree with the others, red looks fantastic on you! I love this top with a red jacket, red on red totally works. I used to wear nothing to work but ensembles containing either black pants, black skirt or a black cardigan – it is refreshing to break out of that rut!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      My black cardigan has been hanging on the back of my desk chair for months! I can’t even remember the last time I wore it. Funny, considering I used to wear it all the time, too.

  4. Mica

    I really like that red blazer, and yeah, I definitely would have thought to pair it with black first and then probably never thought of any other pairing. The plaid shirt + blazer combo is so stylish!!

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