Thanks to Olivia Pope, Victoria Beckham and friends the fitted blazer is all the rage. The fitted blazer does not lend itself very friendly to billowy blouses and long sleeve tops. Here are my recommendations for what you can wear underneath your blazer.
Don’t worry ladies, I’ve got your backs. Like most women, my body loves to be in the state of yo-yo. Add no waist and a bust on top of that and it’s no wonder I resorted to wearing sweats and baggy sweatshirts for a big portion of college. This week Lane Bryant is having a 40% off sale and if I had to choose one outfit this is the one I’d choose.
The numbers: This $140 outfit can be yours for only $84. A tulip skirt is the perfect way to balance out your figure if you are a bit top heavy. I also think the Dove Grey sweatshirt could be paired with a grey-ish slacks or blue jeans.
I ADORE this sweater coat. I’m not sure that the style would flatter my sort-of boxy figure, but it is worth a shot. I’m in love with the structure shoulders.
Damn you boobs! Curvy ladies, I suggest you leave this look for the more flat chested fashionistas out there. Believe me, I did the searching for a more curvaceous friendly alternative….and what popped up was not exactly pretty…
This here is something every inner-frump needs to realize. Not everything will look good on your body type. Find out what looks good and go from there!
Problem: Baggy Sweats
When I was in college I had this GIANT pair of black sweatpants that I wore everywhere! I wore them to class, Starbucks, the cafeteria….you name it! One day fate would bring yet another pair of misplaced giant sweats in my laundry load. I took it as a sign from up above that I should adopt them.
Fast forward: 2.5 years later. I reserve those sweats for days when I am either A) dying of the flu or B) MAJOR PMS days.
I’ve learned my lesson, this never looks good. See below for alternatives that a WAYYY more acceptable.
Solution: The Flecked Jogger (All Hail)
I’ve been wanting to start a blog for sometime now. As a young professional two years out of college, I realized something horrific. I had become FRUMPY. Four years of Uggs boots and sweatpants had done a number on my fashion sense. Add that on top of working in a very fashion conservative city, our Nation’s Capital and I was a fashion disaster. With a lot of help from my Sister who attended college in the most stylish city in the world NYC and my mom, I’ve learned one outfit at a time how to be my own version of a fashionista.
For this inaugural post, I will leave you with the latest outfit I purchased at Old Navy, the Women’s Gingham shirt and Women’s Printed Jersey Pencil Skirt in Black Y-Dye . Initially, I thought that the gingham in the shirt and the design on the skirt were fighting one another, but then I started to love the combination. It was both subtle and unexpected.
I like that this outfit is cool enough for a casual Friday AND can be dressed up with a blazer. Best part: this outfit will cost you $38!
Stay Stylish Ladies!