Welcome to December’s How I Wear My!
For December, Jill and I chose a fall and spring wardrobe classic: the blazer. From double-breasted to single button, navy blue wool to orange velvet paisley, we’ve got a wide array of blazer looks in this month’s How I Wear My.
Let’s get things started with my How I Wear My partner, Jill!
JILL OF EVERYTHING JUST SO
“I own only three blazers since I find them a little too confining and tend to prefer knits for day-to-day wear. This L’Wren Scott for Banana Republic is one of my favorites and always gets a lot of wear in December since it seems perfect for anything to do with the holidays. It looks great with black pants but also pairs well with jeans!”
YVONNE OF FUNKY FORTY
“I love wearing blazers with a statement shirt underneath so I can flash off the sleeves. It’s my favourite look as not many people in Zurich do the same. I feel flattered though as the jacket is a lovely Australian brand Motto and they reposted a picture of mine. I saw several others styling the jacket the same way! That has to be a huge compliment if you ask me! Happy December to everyone!”
“My seersucker blazer in this Friday casual look was a thrift store find that has been on repeat since it joined my wardrobe this past spring.”
BETH OF TALL FASHION ADVENTURES
“I have a total love affair with blazers and this navy blue blazer from UK-based brand North Clothing Co. has been my go-to lately. Thanks to the thickness of the fabric, it is perfect for days when I don’t want to wear a jacket but still need some coverage. On our recent Thanksgiving trip to Portugal, I paired it with a striped shirt, ethically made cashmere scarf from Pink Maharani and skinny jeans.”
PAM OF OVER 50 FEELING 40
“My favorite jackets are boyfriend jackets. I like this double-breasted black wool I found at a thrift shop several years back”.
ANNETTE OF LADY OF STYLE
“I styled my burgundy velvet blazer in three ways: 1) palazzo trousers 2) cropped jeans 3) shift dress.” (see the other two looks on Jill’s blog!)
GREETJE OF NO FEAR OF FASHION
“This Piazza Sempione trouser suit is very good quality and craftmanship. I am still finding out how to style it. With this striped top it is a bit stern looking. With a silk scarf it is more feminine. And I think I will have the jacket tailored a bit at the shoulders and waist. It is a teeny bit too large.”
JODIE OF JODIE’S TOUCH OF STYLE
“I’m wearing a green dress with a yellow vest over a black jacket. I bought this green velvet dress recently, but it’s sleeveless, and it’s cold outside. So I had to add layers. Since we were going to a fashion show, I figured it was the perfect time to experiment with interesting layers like this.”
TERESA OF DENTON TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
“I am wearing a blue leather blazer by Akris, a tribal necklace by Anothai, and a vintage Dooney and Burke bag.”
SHELBEE OF SHELBEE ON THE EDGE
“I have had this paisley corduroy blazer for years. It is from when Isaac Mizrahi collaborated with Target. I could never bring myself to get rid of it because the pattern and colors are just so fabulous. I don’t think it could ever be replaced. It is so bold, however, that it is generally best over a solid neutral like my favorite LBD.”
DARLENE OF STYLE FOR LESS VEGAS
“This vintage DKNY blazer (that I scored for just $3.99) was what I chose to wear for my recent 56th birthday. I added the ‘fur’ collar to zhuzh it up.”
SUZANNE OF SUZANNE CARILLO
“I am wearing an orange velvet blazer and patterned pants. I find velvet very warm and cozy at this time of the year.”
NORA OF JACKET SOCIETY
“I am wearing our Watson Houndstooth Blazer with our Bronze Top with Neck Band and Gold Tone Clover Necklace with Charcoal Beads paired with my own Banana Republic pants, Steve Madden pumps and YSL bag. The blazer, top and necklace are available in our shop.”
NICOLE OF HIGH LATITUDE STYLE
“I like to wear my blazers with pants. This steal blue linen blazer is my favorite. I love the cut, the length and the unusual color (at least unusual for me). I like to roll the sleeves up on everything. I love to wear this blazer also with a gray or black skirt or chinos.”
ANA OF MRS. AMERICAN MADE
“Much of the time, I like to wear a black jacket, but a few years ago I bought this rich burgundy barn jacket from #madeinUSA Betabrand – and I love it! Here I am wearing it with simple black leggings, a warm turtleneck, a printed tunic, and a similar color hat that I knit myself. But I have created countless outfits with this jacket as it seems to be a perfect outer layer for so many looks.”
DAWN LUCY OF FASHION SHOULD BE FUN
“I’m wearing my fav LBB (Little Black Blazer) from Chico’s with the fun bell sleeves. I added a pop of color with this pretty cashmere and silk scarf from Black.com.”
JACQUELINE OF PETITE SILVER VIXEN
“The beauty of a classic piece is that it can be dressed up or down and take you anywhere and a well tailored blazer is just that kind of garment. Here I’m playing with textures. pairing my wool blazer, embroidered top and faux leather jeans for a casual yet contemporary look.”
NANCY OF NANCY’S FASHION STYLE
“The blue military one is my favorite, it’s such a versatile blazer.”
Blazers have been a staple in my wardrobe on and off for decades. However, lately they have been mostly absent from my wardrobe as I favor less structured outer layers and jackets. I did manage to find one recently that suits my style.
This black ponte blazer has a classic cut but with a good dose of stretch so I can push up the sleeves with no problem. I styled it with a white v-neck tee, black jeans, layered necklaces and my favorite new ABEO booties from The Walking Company.
I also carried my new Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM, a surprise 50th birthday present from my sweet husband.
Thank you to all of this month’s stylish participants! Be sure to visit Jill’s blog to see even more fashionable blazer looks.
Jill and I have some news to share with you:
We have had many conversations over the last couple of months about the future of How I Wear My and we have decided, after six wonderful years of presenting style ideas from real women every month, that this How I Wear My will be our last.
Who knew that a simple blog post about a cardigan bought at Target in 2011 would turn into a long running fashion series? It was such a pleasure to work with Jill all these years. I always looked forward to our back and forth emails, deciding on themes, brainstorming ideas and often frantically divvying up and uploading photos until late in the night. We also shared pieces of our lives with each other, as friends do. I am looking forward to seeing where our bi-coastal friendship takes us now that How I Wear My will not be part of our lives 12 times a year.
The fact is How I Wear My would never have lasted as long as it did without you – your readership and participation. We are so grateful and thankful to all of you for sending in your stylish outfit photos over the years. We are a more than a bit melancholy closing this chapter but it’s time for us to move on to other things.
Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart, for making How I Wear My such a wonderful experience for me, Jill and hopefully for you as well!