come summer i love to slip into an old classic standby, the might navy blazer. there are so many renditions of this tried-and-true workhorse. most labels trot out a different version year-after-year. this blazer is by banana republic 2014. take a look at 2017 here.
typically, i look for certain standards when it comes to blazers: workable button holes, and a fun lining where i can roll my cuffs. fit is important especially the shoulders. the shoulder seam should not extend beyond the end of your shoulders. j.crew is another brand i favor for blazers. take a look at their navy blazer
gray tees are a must-have in my closet along with black and white. grey goes with just about everything but it looks especially spiffy paired with navy. this tee is by paige and one of my splurges at the nordstrom anniversary sale. it’s lightweight with a beautiful v neck and curved hem.
of course, there are several pairs of white denim hanging in my closet. these days, white denim can be worn year round. which adds to their versatility. my favorite brands are ann taylor, talbots, and j.crew. don’t forget to add a cute pair of shoes similar here and handbag. accessories are the icing on the cake.
happy hump day, ladies! we are halfway through the week.
denim | tee | blazer | shoes | handbag
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Love your navy jacket with the grey and white. I’m a navy fan as well. You’ve inspired me to get my navy Smythe boyfriend jacket and try it with my white jeans. Thanks.
P.S. Now I just have to try to get that Village People song out of my head. It popped in as soon as I saw your post title …”In the Navy”… ♫
Nice combinations and the gingham’s a nice touch. I feel like it’s been so hot, but I almost invariably have either a sweater or jacket with me because it’s freezing at work, inside, all day long. Sweltering out, freezing in. Go figure. So I do wind up keeping nice, interesting jackets around, even when the temps out are ridiculous. Pretty spot, wherever you shot those pics!
You wear a lot of white or white denim. Any tips on keeping these clean? I’m always afraid to wear white.
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