One blazer, three ways

I stopped into Aritzia in hopes of finding the perfect dress to wear to a wedding. Instead, the outfit of one of the workers caught my eye, and I needed more info. She was wearing a relaxed fit double-breasted blazer layered over a graphic tee. She was equal parts professional and laid back, comfy and put together. All balances I strive for everyday in the office. Dress goals momentarily forgotten, I went on a blazer hunt.

I had to order my size online, and when it arrived my initial reaction was underwhelming. Perhaps I couldn’t pull it off as well as the ultra sophisticate who worked at Aritzia. Perhaps the sizing was a little too big or I’m just not that comfy with pieces that aren’t super form-fitted. No outfits came to me immediately and there it hung in my closet for a couple weeks, taunting me to be worn.

And so I finally did…three times, styled three differed ways! Spoiler alert, this particular blazer has found a permanent home in my closet and outfit rotation.

First wear: Paired with a graphic tee

I eased in slowly, playing it safe with the original pairing that inspired the purchase. I wore this for a weekend brunch. Had it been a workday, I would’ve opted for booties with a heal to maintain that professional/casual balance I’m constantly striving for.


Second wear: Monochromatic with a twist

Name me one combo that’s more reliable than black on black?! I wanted to offset the loose fit of the blazer with a pair of skinnies. Underneath I layered a camisole to add some coverage but not weight. I’d like to think that I could wear this to a night out minus the cami, but I think that would be a scandalous amount of skin to show. Who would I be if I didn’t include a pair of standout footwear?


Third wear: Over a dress

Apparently this blazer was destined to be worn with leopard! Sometimes this dress makes me feel a little too extra, so a blazer on top was the perfect way to minimize this feeling while forming a great pairing. I especially love how the dress peeks out of the top, making it fee like these pieces were meant to be worn together. I feel slightly 80s in this outfit and I don’t hate it one bit.


Next wear?

The sky is the limit! I think I’d like to experiment with adding a belt to create more of a waist. When the weather gets warmer, I could see this blazer working perfectly over a crop top with a sliver of skin showing. My blazer is currently half off! Shop the Babaton Samuel Blazer at Aritiza below and let me know how you’d pair it!

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Babaton Samuel Blazer

$112.50 (50% off!)

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