Thursday, January 5, 2012

INSTANT DRESS UP - BLAZER OVER PLAID

This blazer-over-plaid look was inspired by other bloggers. I liked it so much that I decided to attempt my own version.

Blazers dress up plaids almost instantly. The look is comfy, tidy and effortless.

Today, I wore a plaid button-up over jeggings, topped it with a blazer, and slipped into a pair of black pumps. 


It's an easy-going style that looks pulled-together and takes little time to make. For a busy mommy, that's a very good deal.


Love this blazer. Got it from Macy's years ago.

Pulled my hair back. A back pony is better for this outfit.

Side view -- fitted blazers are great for slenderizing

Rear view -- layered but tidy.

 What do you think of the blazer-over-plaid look?

59 comments:

  1. cute outfit ~ the blazer is very smart but edgy and the same time ~ so you could prob wear it at an office but not look like an office clone :P haha
    Love the simplicity of the outfit but how you have plaid as well to break it up! Simple yet chic!

    J <3

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  2. ohh I love the blazer. I love the shoes too.

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  3. Love you look! The pumps really ties the whole outfit together. Going to give the blazer over plaid look a try myself!
    xx

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  4. You look soo chic! And omg your legs are soo thin! One hot mama XD

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  5. I'm liking it very casual yet sophisticated at the same time! I need to start making more of an effort when I get dressed instead of just always throwing on jeans and a tee.

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  6. I really like it! I think its really cute!!

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  7. lovely blazer! Also love your shoes!

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  8. You're right--it's adorable! I've been loving all the plaid I've seen lately, and it's true that the pumps and blazer make it look dressier. I love it!

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  9. Love it! Looks very casual, yet classy. Great for running errands but not looking all shabby at the same time.

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  10. i totally agree on being a bargainista...lol and you look amazing in your outfit...i agree with this outfit, a pull back pony tail is better option..it feels more sleek and stylish...im jealous of the weather you have...i wish its warm enough to wear these here in Toronto...its like freezing out there..

    i think the jegging looks with the outfit..since the plaid shirt is abit long t he simplicity of the jegging balances out the whole look..of course your pretty heels is definitely a nice touch



    Jessy
    threenothing.blogspot.com

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  11. Your plaid blouse is so pretty!
    xo

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  12. very cute GB!

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  13. At boarding school we had to wear blazers compulsory and since then I essentially cannot leave the house without wearing some form of blazer or jacket without feeling naked. (Talk about influence!)

    I really like how you paired it over plaid- totally works!

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  14. Blazers are perfect with anything in my book!

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  15. Cute look and great blog, following now!!
    Check mine if your like.

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    xx Magna

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  16. you look so comfortable of your outfit especially plaid shirt underneath so pretty

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  17. i like it! i am a huge blazer fan just cause its amazing how a piece of fabric can change so drastically an outfit... is amazing! white t-shirt, jeans, blazer... gorgeous!

    xx
    anna

    liveonbeauty.org

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  18. love the blazer!~

    xo

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  19. love the blazer!~

    xo

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  20. Super cute outfit!! I love the heels!

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  21. I am in love with blazers ! You look very good in it and also your legs with those pants look divine <3 Kisses


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  22. I like the look - it's casual but chic, and layering is always good! X
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  23. Awesome ideas put together i find here.

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  24. Wow, this is SO cute! I'm loving this look, and you have a nice frame. I think you'd be able to rock any style :)

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  25. I love this outfit. The plaid and blazer is a great idea!

    Jen
    commecoco.com

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  26. great outfit! the blazer suits you very well. Niceee :)

    Shimmer Bliss

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  27. That is a really cool outfit. I never thought of putting a blazer over plaid. I'm gonna steal this look lol.

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  28. the outfit is really cute :)
    Veronika

    www.livinginwinterpeg.blogspot.com

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  29. so cute!! love the blazer! Somehow I have a hard time finding one that suits me :(

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  30. I love how it polishes off the outfit! Beautiful!
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  31. This outfit is so lovely! I love the combo of the blazer and the plaid! It definitely works!
    xo
    katie

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  32. This is such a polished, amazing look! You look fantastic too, dear :) There's a new post up on my blog, so feel free to stop by!
    xoxo, Veena

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  33. blazers dress up an outfit in a flash! and your heels are gorge!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  34. Loved the blazer but loved the plaid shirt also :)

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  35. this is a super cute look! definitely chic!!

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  36. You look so slim in that blazer! :)

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  37. ooh I love the blazer look over the plaid! very chic!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  38. I love this look hun. Simple and chic!!! :)

    And yes, it's been so warm here as of late. Las week, it's "chilly".. then all of a sudden HEATWAVE! lol. Well, it's not that hot, but hotter than normal for this time of year.

    Hope you're doing fabulously!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  39. I love plaid shirts and I love blazers so I think this is a great combo - looks great on you! xxx

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  40. I love this look! You look so great. I need to try this asap. ;)

    xx Jessica

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  41. I love the peek of plaid underneath. You look really cute.

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  42. Great look! Love the jacket! You look amazing, sweetie! xoxo

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  43. nice blog :)
    and cool outfit <3
    happy weekend !

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  44. super cute blazer...have a great weekend darling

    Love, www.shoeocracy.blogspot.com

    Za

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  45. I love this outfit. It's my kinda style. Very chic and cute.

    Jae
    http://stilettolife1.blogspot.com

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  46. love this outfit

    love
    megha

    my blog : http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  47. love the look! so classy. :)

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  48. I've been going crazy for blazers and structured jackets recently! They pull together and finish off outfits so well. You look fab! I love the sturdy looking heels!

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  49. love this look!
    great blog hun xx
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