Today, I’m taking the always popular J Crew Sophie Open-Front Sweater-Blazer and styling it two ways.
Work-life will be casual for the foreseeable future. And while I am happy not to have to pour myself into a pair of pantyhose, I am getting sick and tired of leggings, sweatsuits, and pajama bottoms.
Looking for a happy medium, I took today’s key piece and created two fresh looks ideal for the home office or anywhere you’re going these days.
First, let’s talk about our key piece, the Sophie Open-Front Sweater-Blazer.
J Crew Sophie Open-Front Sweater-Blazer
Sweater-Blazer, $69 (Usually $148)
This easy to wear sweater-blazer comes in nine colors including navy, featured above. Sizes run true from XXXS – 3X. I have no idea how long the sale will last so scoop one up today if you’re looking to add a few updated layers to your early spring wardrobe.
J Crew Sophie Open-Front Sweater-Blazer Two Ways
How cute are these looks?
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Let’s break each look down.
Preppy Pop of Color
This french blue stripe button-down is available on Amazon for $22. I know they are not everyone’s favorite, but if you can wear one, gosh, it looks great here.
Pair with these straight-leg jeans from Old Navy, available in regular, petite, and tall for under $40. You can also wear dark wash jeans or swap out for a white bottom in the warmer weather. I like the contrast the lighter wash jean provides against the polish of the button down.
Because we need a little sunshine, I went with yellow suede loafers for a pop of color. Navy and yellow is a classic, preppy combination; there is something so cheerful about it.
Don’t love yellow? You can wear any comfortable, polished flat; a pair of Rothy’s would be fun (this leopard pair is my personal favorite), or throw on your heels and start practicing walking in them again. 😉
Finally, I added this chic pair of readers by Kate Spade since I’ve recently joined the bifocal club, although now they call them progressives. I’ve decided to ignore how old they make me feel and embrace them as a must-have accessory.
Wear to Work Joggers
This outfit is made entirely of reader favorite items that may be hanging in your closet.
Then, I paired it with satin cargo joggers from Banana Republic (in regular and petite sizes up to an XXL). These beauties are marked down to under $25.
Doing this creates an interesting polished athleisure suit, ideal for long days in front of the computer with the occasional Zoom call.
Next up, the most popular pair of sneakers we featured in 2020 were these sophisticated Cole Haan lace top sneakers. I adore them! The bright white is ideal for springtime outfits.
Finally, you need some kind of earring. These small CZ stud half hoop earrings are lovely. I’m featuring them in gold, but you can pick them up in rose or sterling silver depending on your preference.
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