This is me trying to come up with a catchy title! I wore the gorgeous J. Crew Parke Blazer when I was in NYC in September. This blazer is SO chic, classic, and cute!!! I love the variety of colors it’s offered in and I love how the blazer pairs well with jeans, skirts, and multiple types of pants (wide leg, slim fit, and trousers)! This was the perfect travel look for my birthday! Classic blazers are definitely a wardrobe staple and I highly recommend investing in fun colors such as this vibrant orange because blazers do not have to be boring wardrobe pieces. They can be fun wardrobe workhorses! I certainly think that the classic black blazer has its place, but you cannot go wrong with fun pops of color! Colorful blazers allow for fun pattern mixing, too! Adding this super cute camo tote to the look was the perfect finishing touch! I love the pattern mixing with stripes, camo, and calf hair.
I wore this outfit to travel on my birthday, but I also wore this same look to teach a few weeks ago, which speaks to its versatility. The blazer can be dressed up or down to make it suitable for work or for play. I felt fairly “dressed up” even while wearing distressed denim because the blazer is so classic. I love the versatility of this look. Add a vibrant color blazer to your wardrobe this fall/winter! I promise that you will not regret it! The beauty of this particular blazer is that it fits SO well and it’s great quality. The Parke Blazer also comes in a variety of textures; it comes in velvet, “English herringbone wool,” wool flannel, and herringbone. I took a size 12 in this blazer, which is a size down from my normal size 14. I have also been taking a size 12 in the other textures of this blazer except for the velvet. Velvet does not have a lot of “give,” so I have purchased the velvet blazers in a size 14.
Happy weekend! As you know, I draw so much inspiration from J. Crew styling and mannequin images. I am a visual person to the core. So, seeing images helps me to imagine how I would look in an item, as well as how an outfit will fit into my daily routine. I love the unexpected combinations that the J. Crew styling team puts together. And, I love how older J. Crew items mix SO well with current J. Crew pieces. I may have squealed when I saw the following image in my local store:
The leopard on leopard pairing is SO classic, fun, and timeless. And, the pop of color with the olive green purse is just adorable! This outfit is definitely one of my Friday Faves! See below for the other pieces that I am currently loving: