I bought this floral blazer at the thrift store last weekend, thinking it would be so much fun to wear for Easter.
But I'm having a hard time styling it. Googling "how to wear a floral blazer", and "floral blazer site:youlookfab.com" gave me some ideas, which I've copied in the pics below. Do any of these work? How should I wear this?
(Considerations: I'll be up and down from a stage a lot, so I need to move easily. I'll also be sitting on the stage with my knees facing the audience, but behind a row of singers, so nearly invisible there. Still, it make shirt skirts pretty precarious). The room will be well lit, but there won't be spotlights on me.
#1 A bright column of color (too glaring, impractical, but sure does pop)
#2 - #3 A column of dark (navy, in this case, and I could sub slacks for the dark jeans, but actually think the dark jeans look dressier)
#4 Dark bottoms, light top. This one is lace, and probably a bit distracting with the blazer.
#5 Mid-tone (olive) bottoms, light top.
#6 Was intended to be mid-tones, but the peacock is a bit bright - olive bottoms.
#7 light bottoms, dark top. I feel like the white bottoms are too bright for the blazer and make it look dirty.
#8 column of white - see how the blazer is more pearly - almost gray, next to my bleached whites?
#9 White jeans, gray sweater. This one almost works to me - does the gray keep the blazer from looking dirty?
#10 White jeans, peacock shirt. Or maybe separating the two whites is better?
Other options that come to mind: An olive top under the blazer. Hot pink (but I don't have any - still, I'll probably visit the thrift store today, and maybe I'll find something?
What are your suggestions? Feel free to tell me to ditch the blazer if I need to. I have plenty of other clothes and can wear something else for Easter if the blazer just doesn't cut it.
March 30, 2013
Posted in the Dressing category
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