The lighter color of this fall blazer lends itself nicely for summer pairings. Throwing it over white pieces brightens the light grey, and the striped shirt (I know, it looks a little blue in these photos, but the stripes are really dark grey) adds a little interest by way of pattern-mixing. I really liked the look of mixing two menswear patterns here. My first instinct was to just wear a plain white shirt, but it felt so bland. A subtle stripe worked really well instead.
I placed the navy flower lapel pin to play off the blues in the blazer, and I believe a dark red bag pretty much goes with everything. I feel the heels look nice with the shorts since I’m so covered up on top, but a pair of black flats would have also worked nicely.
The J.Crew Schoolboy blazer is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. For the price, it’s a great mix of fabric, design, and attention to detail. I’m a sucker for the small lapels, pockets (both inside and out), working button cuffs, and breast pocket. All these things make it a great choice for my wardrobe and how I like to wear my blazers. The fact it comes in special sizes like petite and tall is icing on the cake.
Details – J.Crew blazer :: Banana Republic shirt (similar from J.Crew) :: Banana Republic shorts :: Kate Spade shoes :: Chanel handbag :: ASOS lapel pin (in grey & red) (similar from Nordstrom) :: Banana Republic belt (similar in beautiful fall colors from Ann Taylor):: Michael Kors watch
Altered – Nothing. The blazer might get slimmed at some point in the future.