Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Staple: Styling a White Blazer

Although my white blazer is a recent (and much-loved) purchase, it has been on my wishlist for a LONG time.

White Blazer, Anchor tank, Gold sandals
Blazer / Sunglasses & Sandals: Marshalls / Anchor T (similar) / Bag / Photo Credit: Shizzy

In fact, the first time I realized that I NEEDED a white blazer, was back in May - when I attended a presentation hosted by Celebrity Stylist Cristina Ehrlich. Cristina, whose clients include Penelope Cruz and Emma Stone, excels at helping celebrities pick clothing pieces that work with their personal style. She has partnered with Marshalls to help shoppers identify their style profiles, so that they know which key pieces they should focus on to amp up their wardrobes.

From L to R: Dressed as Modern Femme, Power Dresser and Mix Master

In her presentation, Cristina showcased 3 celebrity-inspired style profiles: the Modern Femme (ladylike style with a contemporary twist), the Power Dresser (those who favor structured pieces and sophisticated staples), and the Mix Master (fearless dressers who aren't afraid to experiment with the latest trends). The three models pictured above were dressed according to each style. Which of these profiles do you identify with? I think I used to favor Modern Femme pieces in my 20s, but I'm definitely more of a Power Dresser now.


As Cristina talked us through each style profile - she discussed key pieces for summer - one of which was this white blazer. She demonstrated its versatility - from dressed down with jeans to worn over an evening dress (as pictured above). Of course, I was immediately convinced - and wondered how I'd managed so long WITHOUT such a key piece! As you can see, since acquiring my blazer - I've worn it with several different outfits.


If you're shopping for a white blazer - I'd recommend choosing a draped style rather than a button-down, as you don't want it to look ANYTHING like a lab coat! For the same reason, a cream-based shade is better than something stark white. My blazer has ruched sleeves, which is an added bonus, as I tend to push up my sleeves to 3/4 length anyways.

For further stylish shopping inspiration - check out Cristina's summer must-haves below! What is your Summer Staple?


Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.
Mix & Match Fashion

13 comments:

  1. Great tips! I have a white blazer and wear it all the time!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks Darcy! So glad to hear you love wearing your white blazer too :-)

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  2. Love the draping of your gorgeous white blazer! Glad you found one that you liked! Also love the interesting info on style profiles. I'm thinking I fall in the power dresser category. I'm definitely not a mix master and I don't think I can describe my style as ladylike. Plus I love structured pieces and basics so power dresser it is!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. LOL - yes - I definitely think you're a power dresser - you choose your pieces carefully and you often work with statement solid colors :-)

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  3. Love everything about your outfit. The anchor tee is probably my fav!

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    1. Thanks! This is definitely one of my favorite graphic tanks!

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  4. I love white blazers! It's such a classic piece that adds instant luxe to any look. Nicely styled!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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    1. Thanks Christie - you're right - it's an easy way to dress up an outfit (my favorite type of staple!)

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  5. I've noticed you've been pinning quite a few outfits with a white blazer...so I know you love this! I do too. I'm dying to wear mine again, but it's too humid and hot right now for my H&M blazer. I also have a little peplum version from Target that is sort of this faux scuba material. Maybe I can style that one since it's lighter in weight. You look beautiful in yours! I love that you paired one with a tank, jeans, and sandals. I'll have to try that!

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  6. P.S. - Thank you for linking up with Tara and I! It was so fun to do.

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  7. You look so pretty and the white blazer really suits you. :)


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    Deepti xx

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  8. i think white blazer is a must have. i do have a white blazer too.
    anyway, i like the two looks that you style but i prefer the white blazer together with a black dress. you rock that look sweetie! ❤️❤️❤️

    xoxo,
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  9. Loving the white blazer! Very cute. I've been looking for a nice summer blazer myself and I'm having trouble finding one that fits. I may just have to suck it up and get something tailored.

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