Blazer: c/o Jones New York | Plaid Jacket: c/o Jones New York | Blouse: J. Crew (also love this one) | Pants: Theyskens' Theory (similar here, here and here) | Shoes: Kate Spade (obsessed with these ones, also similar here, here, here and here) | Sunglasses: c/o Stella McCartney | Earrings: House of Harlow | Polish: Deborah Lippmann
Today I'm teaming up with Jones New York to showcase their fall blazers. I was enamored with their collection of blazers this season because the widely varying designs made me really think differently about the way I wear blazers. Whether it's a classic version or an updated mixed-media blazer like the one above, these pieces can not only function as perfect seasonal transition layers, but also can easily top off your look a full seven (not just five!) days a week. The colorblocked blazer that I'm wearing today can as easily be paired with a graphic tee and jeans on the weekends as it can with a polished sheath dress for a client meeting during the workweek. I can't tell you the number of times a blazer has single-handedly saved me from looking homeless on my way out the door to Sunday brunch. They truly have the power to transform.
For me, pairing a blazer with a traditional sheath dress or pencil skirt is the obvious workweek go-to, so today I'm challenging those boring instincts by wearing the blazer with this plaid coat, striped silk blouse and black and white oxfords. The mix of prints and sportswear vibe of the ensemble serve as a good reminder (to myself at least) that a wardrobe staple like this blazer doesn't need to hang in the formal-work-event-only section of my closet for pairing with a small selection of staid black pants, pencil skirts and sheath dresses. Whether you can get away with mixed prints and blouses that hang loose, or your workplace requires a bit more conservative spin on the ensemble, take a look at the blazers at JNY (for real, they're so good) and keep in mind that you can get a ton of use out of these versatile pieces, in and out of the office.
This post was sponsored by Jones New York via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Jones New York or AOL. All product selections, styling and opinions are my own.