6 Ways to Wear a Floral Blazer

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My last “How to Wear” post was way back in January when I showed you how to wear ankle boots. That post has hundreds of pins, so I figured why not pretend to be an expert yet again and see how many of you I can fool.

Next up is a spring/summer staple: the floral blazer. It’s one of the many things I look forward to pulling out of storage soon, because I got a ton of wear out of it last year. Below are a whopping SIX outfit ideas featuring my flowery jacket. If you have a floral blazer of your own – or if you’ve been thinking of taking the plunge – here’s proof of just how versatile these babies can be.

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Pair it with a super girly dress, a straw clutch, and metallic strappy sandals. Boom – instant summer date night outfit.

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Put it over a basic office-appropriate dress in the same color palette. It looks a little more “grown-up” with classy pumps and a neutral leather bag.

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Go big or go home, right? If a bold print blazer isn’t enough for you, wear it with two different bright, non-matching colors.

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Wait, don’t change the channel. If you’re not into making a big statement, you can wear it with the most basic of basics: a black t-shirt and distressed ankle jeans.

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Always a good pair in my book: floral with stripes. For more tips on mixing prints, check out this post.

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Finally, wear it with shorts and ballet flats for weekend excursions when you’re going in and out of A/C.

Shopping for a floral blazer of your own? Try one of these:

4 Tips for Proper Print Mixing

Today’s post is dedicated to my mother-in-law (congrats, Cindy). As a regular reader of my blog, she tries to up her style quotient by following my lead. Recently she showed me an outfit she wore after seeing all the times I’ve worn different prints together. It wasn’t pretty, people. Apparently I had not given enough step-by-step guidance on how to choose two prints that actually look good together.
After recoiling in horror at the bad outfit I had inspired, I decided I just couldn’t live with this on my conscience. So for Cindy and anyone else who needs tips on how to pull off the print mixing trend, here are a few tips and handy visuals to get you on the right track.
Note: Since this blog is all about real-life style, I’m taking a conservative approach with these tips. If you live in a fashion-forward city or work in a non-traditional office, feel free to scoff at my silly little rules!
Tip #1: Look for corresponding colors
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Tip #2: To play it safe, don’t put prints side-by-side

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Tip #3: Start with a neutral-colored print

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Tip #4: Consider the scale of the prints

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