How to Wear the J.Crew Eloise Sweater Blazer
Please note: I purposely keep these outfits based in basics because:
(1) Personal style is personal 😉 You can play with these looks however you like. The sweater blazer is available in other colors; swap the beige shoe for a leopard print add a scarf to the third look. etc.,
(2) These pieces are wardrobe builders in their own right and offer up additional options in a range of categories that will fill other holes in your closet.
Finally, if you want to be hands free, I’m a big fan of the lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. You can wear it around your waist or across your chest, depending on the look you like best.
Next, a simple jeans and tee-shirt look, but polished.
How do we do that?
By pairing better quality, thoughtful pieces together, focusing on fit and finished.
Let’s start with the jeans. Again, these are expensive, but I want to keep a good balance of price points, and we’ve featured a LOT of Old Navy recently.
DL1961 makes my absolute favorite jeans. I highly recommend them if you are ready to spend on “investment” jeans. They wear and wash beautifully, maintaining their shape and wash season after season.
Then, a tee-shirt, this one is also from J.Crew in the same Heather Grey as the sweater blazer. I like to buy layering pieces, when I can that coordinate, thereby making a “set”.
You can also wear your favorite white tee.
For shoes, I’m going with the new Rothy loafers in Ecru. The light tone of the shoe is fresh for spring.
And then this pretty designer-inspired bracelet was featured in yesterday’s post. So remember, when your look is simple like this one, incorporate your better jewelry and mix with some less expensive pieces.
Whether you’re delighted or totally bummed that you are going back to the office, you probably need a few better pieces for work. And the sweater blazer will bring loads of versatility to your closet.
Here, I reused the Eileen Fisher tank, and paired it with a professional pant from Ann Taylor. These are a side zip, which is nice since it gives a nice flat front finish, available in size 00 – 18 in regular and petite.
Want a longer pant that covers your ankle? See here.
Then, for a shoe, I’m excited sling backs are trending and you know by now that I love Sam Edelman. These are an updated style with a classic slingback pair with a modern block heel.
Finally, I found this quilted style Kate Spade bag on sale and had to share it. It was originally $400 but is on a surprise sale for $150.