How to Repurpose Office Chic

Achieving style on a budget is about creating looks using recycled pieces. In this edition of style on a budget we are going to look at how to repurpose   a tailored blazer. For most, a tailored blazer is the option that we are required to wear to the office everyday, so we do not necessarily think to wear it at any other time. However, your tailored blazer that has served you so well in the office is also a great option for your casual wardrobe as well. In this version, I paired the tailored blazer with a simple white t-shirt, a faded skinny jean, boots and a statement necklace. This outfit is great for a casual lunch outing or for a date night dinner and a movie with your main squeeze.

Styling the Pinstripe Vest

The trick to making the tailored blazer work in a casual setting is for all of the other pieces of your wardrobe to be ultra casual. In this instance, the white t-shirt is the ultimate piece of casual chic in any wardrobe and is the perfect contrast against the pinstriped black blazer that is normally part of my dress code at work. The statement necklace is also in a soft white stone that helps tie the entire color scheme together. If you are missing any of the key pieces necessary to complete the look, today is a great time to hunt for some of those options. Retailers will begin today running clearance events that are preparing their spaces for the spring preview goods that are already rolling in. Make a list of the items that you are missing from your inspiration board and then begin your quest to fulfill those items.

This is a great time to pick up basic jackets for next year as well as boots for the remainder of the fall and any extra jewelry pieces that you may be missing. If you are willing to brave the crowd, you are sure to find plenty of steals and deals that make the trip worth your while.

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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on December 26, 2012, in Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist, What I Wore Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Love how you dressed up that tailored jacket. Very hip.

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