I got really lucky with this affordable blazer at Forever 21 because I miraculously found it in their sale/clearance section. I say “miraculously” because their stores are always a hot mess. They carry cute stuff, but let’s be real, they’re not always organized. Anywho, regardless of price, I’m always willing to invest in a quality blazer, even if it’s not the most sensible purchase. An affordable blazer is great – and you’re lucky if you stumble upon one – but consider cost per wear when purchasing a piece. Remember to go for quality! I always keep an eye out for pieces of varying textures and colors so I can mix and match to my heart’s content. Blazers instantly add polish and sophistication and transition beautifully from work to play so they’re a must. TIP: Roll up your sleeves to maintain a casual & trendy vibe. Also, experiment with blazer dresses – they’re always a good idea in my book! Here’s one of my personal favorites from ASOS.
Bag: Kate Spade || Blazer + top: Forever 21 || Shorts: Mudd via Kohl’s || Bracelet: c/o Brighthouse Baubles || Wedges: Steve Madden via TJ Maxx || Sunnies: Marc Jacobs via TJ Maxx
Photo credit: Armato Photography