I’ve always loved the idea of dressing up something that’s meant to be casual, and dressing down something that’s meant to be on the formal side. Tshirts and heels for a night out? Yes. Blazers and boots as daywear? Absolutely.
If you’re like me, the last time you reached for a blazer was probably for a formal occasion. Whether it’s interview or an important meeting, blazers mean business with a capital B. As certain areas of my wardrobe get a lot more casual (hello, sweatpants!) I’ve been drawn to polished pieces to keep everything balanced. Right now I’m loving mixing trench coats with streetwear and layering blazers with just about everything.
One of my current favorites is this wool blazer by Almina Concept. It’s a slightly oversized cut which makes it more comfortable than the typical blazer — and a lot more cool, in my opinion. The pinstripes give it a menswear vibe that makes for a great contrast over a skirt, floral top, or lace trimmed cami. I love that it isn’t your typical “interview blazer,” it’s a blazer that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
For this look I styled the Almina blazer with a half zip mock neck sweater (grab a similar one here,) and 3.1 Phillip Lim Origami Pants from Shopbop. My sunglasses are by Krewe and my bag is the Louis Vuitton Pallas Clutch. (It comes with detachable straps so it can be worn as a dressy shoulder bag or a casual crossbody. Why can’t all bags be like this?)
Some of you may recognize these ankle boots because I’m obsessed with them and wear them All. The. Time. I bought these last season so they’re no longer available, but good news — Proenza Schouler reinterpreted the design in knit, so you can still get the look. Check out the new Proenza Schouler curved heel booties here.
If you’re feeling the laid-back blazer lewk, drop a comment with your favorite brand 🙂
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