Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Structured Staple

Basic Fall Outfit for Casual Friday

There is something about a solid blazer that just gives every outfit structure and class. Even though the fall weather that came last weekend is long gone, I couldn't help but to put on this tan blazer that I got from Target. I wanted it last year, but they sold out of my size both in stores and online. When I saw it again this year, I yanked it off the rack without hesitation. In my opinion, the quality is better than the J.Crew Factory version and less than $40. 

I met a client for lunch yesterday and wanted to look polished, yet laid back and effortless. By adding the blazer as a final detail, I think I accomplished just what I was going for. I wish I would have had Ross take of photo without the jacket to show the dramatic difference one wardrobe staple can make to a style. If I had to choose my top five must have pieces for the fall (or for any season) everything I am wearing would make the list:

1. Solid, structured blazer
2. Pair of black heels or ankle boots
3. Stripe top for layering under jackets
4. Distressed denim, skinny or boyfriend fit
5. Tote bag (preferably printed) to spice up the simplest of outfits

Coach Zebra Print Tote
Tan Blazer Stripe Top Distressed Denim Black Ankle Boots
Black Cut Out Zara Heels
Basic and Classic Fall Style
Tan J.Crew Structured Boyfriend Blazer
Target Blazer // Old Navy Stripe Top (old: similar here and here) // Old Navy Boyfriend Skinny Denim // Zara Heels (old: almost identical here) // Coach Zebra Print Tote (similar here) // Vintage Chain Necklace (similar) // Wrenn Jewelry Rings c/o // La Mer Watch c/o (love this one) // Forever 21 Pave Bracelet (old: love this one) // Forever 21 Sunglasses (option

SHOP THE LOOK



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Shanna

49 comments:

Lauren Rutherford said...

Love you look Shanna!
I just LOVE your heels!!!
www.lovelaurenxx.com
Love Lauren xx

Rebecca said...

Perfect from head to toe....I can't stop gushing over the tan blazer & can't believe that it's from Target. The striped top a perfect match and the heels are killer!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

You look so sharp I love the tan blazer and great shoes as well.


xo
​PinkSole​

Susan Jeffries said...

I can't believe the deal you got on that blazer! I just discovered the art of styling a blazer last year - thanks to bloggers. I had always worn cardigans until then. I think that a blazer adds such a chic and classic touch! Great look again today(: Susan

Inge Jane said...

This is a fantastic look! That really is a great blazer, and it looks perfect with the bold stripes!

Angela said...

I love the blazer! I will have to look for it next time I am in Target.
http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/

Victoria Mason said...

LOVE this look! I have the same blazer in navy that I bought last year and it was one of the best buys I have made in a LONG time.

L,
Vicky
TheMummyChronicles.com
Come link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday.

Morgan Smith said...

I love this look! I have been too afraid to try boyfriend jeans, but I think I could do this with skinnies! Love that camel colored blazer!
-Morgan
California To Carolina
The Gym Bunny

Penniless Socialite said...

I actually have everything on your list! However, I may have gone a little blazer crazy and have 6...haha.

Shannon Jenkins said...

Loving this neutral look! That blazer is such a great piece and I am obsessed with those heels!

<3 Shannon
upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

Alexandra Stella said...

I like every single piece of this look. And I agree that the 5 items listed are good staples to have, alas I am still searching for the perfect tote bag for myself.

Alex - Funky Jungle

Ashleigh said...

Ahhhh! I have that tote in that color and the coral! Such an easy way to add a little interest in an outfit.
-Ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Dawn Lucy said...

This outfit is soooo gooood! I'm pinning it!
OOXX
Dawn Lucy
http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Perfect mix of classic & modern pieces...love this!!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Ashley said...

I totally agree...blazers are such a perfect completer piece. This is a GREAT outfit.

Cynthia Yang said...

I love than tan blazer! I'm seeing tan blazers everywhere and I was seriously thinking about getting one and now that I see how you styled it, I think I'm sold! Seriously, you nail it every time! ~Cynthia

Helene in Between said...

I need a blazer in my life! this is so cute!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I'm not a huge blazer girl but I like that one and I should probably have one or two.

The Real Arnolds said...

You are seriously so stylish!

xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

You look perfectly put together. Love the blazer and what a great price!

Whitney James said...

You look great in this outfit. So chic and fashion forward. And I LOVE those shoes. Perfect pre-fall look!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Irene Papadopoulou said...

love the look!

Irene
www.thedailylace.com

awhite said...

Love a good blazer! You look super chic. :)

-Ashley
http://lestylorouge.com

Mary Byrd said...

I am in love with this look so classic and chic . I may have to borrow this one! :)

Mary
http://curlybyrdiechirps.blogspot.com

Whitney and Blaire said...

That bag is so fun! I love how polished this look is, but still so stylish because of the heels and bag. Gorgeous as always!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod

Sasa Zoe said...

Shanna, looking so cute as always<3

www.shallwesasa.com

Paige Flamm said...

I'm loving the bold stripes in your top!

Paige
http://thehappyflammily.com

Nicole Peters said...

Shanna -
This outfit is SPOT-ON AMAZING! You look so sophisticated and classic. I love it. I NEED to get a tan blazer and some striped tops. Also - Coach is my FAVORITE store!!!! =)

CaseyGirlHeard said...

This is SO fab... love it

Casey @ Cattails, Rabbittrails, and Thistlefish

Shira said...

Love the blazer and the print mix!

http://asequinloveaffair.com

Ginnie said...

This looks like the perfect fall outfit! I love your shoes!

Brianne Bracco said...

Love how a blazer polishes any effortless look... I often add a blazer to a jeans and tee kind of day at work :)

Caroline said...

Great choice - the blazer's such a staple :)

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I've been hunting for the blazer and can't find it!

Rachel Lynne said...

THIS IS SO CHIC! I want to wear this whole outfit to work on Friday!!!!

Adri Lately said...

I know a blazer makes an outfit look so different and amazing! I'm sure you made a great impression on your client too!
xo Adri
www.adrilately.blogspot.com

Brooke Anderson said...

I need to amp up my target shopping skills, I never seem to find great things like this blazer! Thanks for the staple tips too!

Brooke
www.pumpsandpushups.com

Kristina said...

I love this blazer, so gorgeous!!

Kristina does the Internets

mudana1 said...

Loving your blazer! Today's post on my blog featured a blazer too. Can't go wrong!

Dana | Pink Champagne Problems

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Love this look! I have the same blazer in orange and it is one of my favorites!!

Tori said...

I adore this look--I def need some more blazers for my time spent at my 9-5! This one is so great and I love the color combo :)Gorgeous!

Tori
FashionBlingGirlyThings

Head to Toe Chic said...

I can't believe that blazer is in from Target!!!!! I need to run over there and grab one.

xo,
Angela

Taramixandmatch said...

I'm totally in love with the color of your blazer, and how fun is that bag :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

You definitely look polished and sophisticated! Love the tan blazer!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Jamie said...

I have been looking for a blazer this color for years that wasn't ridiculously expensive - I just bought this one yesterday! And I'm super jealous of how well those shoes fit you...I have them as well but my ankles are so scrawny they don't fit my legs tightly. Love the look!

JP Lord said...

I love this outfit! You look gorgeous as always my friend - and you pulled off the polished and effortlessly chic look perfectly! (as always) ;)

Fash Boulevard said...

I think this might be my favorite outfit of yours yet. Love every detail. :)

OccasionallyAJ said...

I have this blazer and I love it. It looks great with the large stripes and those killer heels! You pulled off polished and laid back perfectly!

-AJ
OccasionallyAJ.com

Melissa Convertino said...

Love those heels😍
I need them in my life!!

-Melissa

www.momwithstyle.com

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