March 15, 2012

A Tuxedo Blazer

Despite how versatile this cropped tuxedo-style blazer seemed in the store (it's black and white... seriously, what doesn't go with those two colours?), I'd been having the hardest time figuring out how to style it. It finally occurred to me to try pairing this as-yet-unworn blazer with the similarly as-yet-unworn chain print dress (we all know how much I love chain print) that's been sitting in my closet for months just waiting to be worn. Faith in this blazer's possibilities has now been renewed - phew!

Dress: ASOS / Blazer: Zara / Tights: Hue (here) / Cuff: Soo Ihn Kim (here) / Shoes: Nine West

24 comments:

  1. It's funny how it can be hard to match outfits with a blazer thats black & white. I have a white blazer in my closet right now sitting unworn, cause I feel the stark white is a little hard to work with (especially since there's still snow around here in Edmonton... :P) You look great! Love the chain print.

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    1. You're right, I think my problems are because of how blindingly white this blazer is!

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  2. I totally have those types of buys too. And they sit in my closet for months. But love how you styled it. I'm sure it would also make a casual outfit that much more chic.

    .AshleyRae.
    araeofstyle.blogspot.com
    IG @always_ashleyrae

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  3. I know what you mean! There's always that one piece that looks amazing, but is a lot harder to style. I have a bad habit of buying pieces like that and not wearing it for the longest time, because I can't find anything to pair it with =P

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  4. lovely neckline with the ties!! so pretty how it hangs on top of the white blazer!! pretty :)

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  5. I think you did a great job! The outfit looks well balanced and the white doesn't seem to overwhelm the other pieces.
    See you Saturday!

    Style Lounge

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  6. I love the dress Alison! I currently only own one chain print item, but would love to add more! You look great :)

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  7. This is so pretty! You look sophisticated and very chic!

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  8. That dress is gorgeous, especially with that blazer! You look stunning!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. Great styling job - you look very sassy!

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  10. I love both of these pieces, so classic and yet still super fun!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  11. ohhh love this you look gorgeous i LOVEEE that dress!! i've been wanting to get a tuxedo blazer too but i wouldn't know how to style it hahaha but it looks SOOO chic on you! DAH!! you're making me want one really badly haha

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  12. such a perfect blazer!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  13. This outfit is super chic Alison! And that bracelet!! I literally gasped when I saw it. Amazing. Have a great weekend!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  14. Nice blazer! Loving the chain print too!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  15. I love your dress, this is such a gorgeous outfit.
    xx,
    Iqra
    masaladiary.blogspot.com

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  16. Beautiful photos and outfit! :)
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  17. That chain print dress is too cute and you can't ever go wrong with classic black and white! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  18. Love this look, especially the tux jacket! Very sharp!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this outfit Alison - simple white can be so striking!

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  20. This is a great look. You've just inspired me to try out prints more often. I have a lot of neutral colored jackets like yours but it's certainly more interesting if I pair them with prints than single toned pieces.

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  21. Ahhh I want that dress! I loooove chain print!

    XOXO,
    Kristen
    fashionfate.blogspot.com

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  22. Loving this look!
    I like chain print a lot too! This is a great blazer.

    xx
    The Fashionable ESQ
    http://www.thefashionableesq.blogspot.com/

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