I was at my second home a few weeks ago and grabbed this ponte knit blazer. If you’ve known me for about 4 seconds, you’ll know that I basically NEVER buy anything for full-price. But this blazer I grabbed and purchased without even taking it to the dressing room. The knit material makes it a lot easier to dress down, and it’s super comfortable and soft. If you’re in the market for a ponte blazer, I highly recommend this one.
(Not being paid in the least to say this, I just love this blazer. Although, Target, if you’re out there and WANT to send me money, I would not turn you down.)
Here are a few ways I’ve found to help it feel decidedly un-office-y:
1. With an A-line skirt. There’s no better way, in my opinion, to mitigate the professionalism of a blazer than with a pretty floral A-line skirt and some bright tights. It’s business on top, but all fun on the bottom.
2. Over a knit sweater and sequins. Sparkle, softness, structure, it’s all here. I love the blazer layered over a sweater, and those calm and collected basics are perfect with a bit of glam.
3. Under a vest with bright pants. Also is a great way to winterize those colored skinnies.
4. Over a sweatshirt. Few things scream casual more than a sweatshirt. Throwing a blazer on top is the perfect way to give a sweatshirt some structure and make it look a little nicer.
5. Over some bold pattern-mixing. I tend to gravitate toward pattern mixing in smaller doses. Going bold can be fun, but a little intimidating. I toned down the statement-making stripes and plaid with this easy basic.
6. Over a Dress. I love the juxtaposition of the flowy and girly dress with the slightly masculine blazer.
7. Over patterned pants. I often struggle styling these pants, so neutralizing them and making them seem a little less tweeny with a structured-but-not-too-much blazer is just right.
8. Over layers. Button down, sweater, blazer. Perfect layering, in my opinion. Especially with a bit of gingham peeking through.
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