blazer-happy.

Sooooo.... I have recently been going through a slight blazer-phase.  I feel like I was just recently re-acquainted with classic professional piece.  I'm not sure if it was going through the whole interview process that did it, or simply the excitement of dressing up for a new job... but either way, I'm digging them right now.

I think part of it is the fact that in today's fashion world, blazers are no longer the definition of boring, stuffy, business attire.  They now come in all sorts of colors, prints, patterns and fabrics.  Many are actually even comfortable.  I know.  Crazy, right?

It all started with this amazing royal blue blazer that I scored from Forever 21.  I'm not going to lie... I pretty much wore to all of my interviews and recruitment meetings...

{WARNING: lots of awesome selfies to follow... most of them while parked in my car... because I'm cool like that.}

It is a gorgeous royal blue, comfy cotton fabric lined with silk on the inside.  I love that it has a classic shape, but the bold color definitely ensures that it's not boring.


On the first day of my new job I pulled out this black & white striped blazer that I've probably had for over 2 years.  I'm not quite sure why I haven't worn it more often?  It' super comfortable and I love the way it looks with the bright yellow:)


I recently bought this floral blazer on clearance from Target.  It's some kind of denim material, so not quite as comfy and stretchy as it's cotton counterparts, but I'm totally loving the feminine floral pattern.  I'm thinking this blazer would look great with a simple gray t-shirt as well??


This blazer is a tad darker than the royal blue one pictured above... and I'm digging the black leather trim details on this one.  Again, this blazer is super comfortable, in a stretchy cotton fabric, with 3/4 sleeves.  I love the classic, polished look of this jacket.


And how about some polka-dots for good measure?  I'm not typically a big polka-dot fan, but I figured the black & white color combo toned down the polka-dot party.  You can't really tell from this picture, but I paired it with a simple mint green t-shirt, which I surprisingly really loved.

Told you.  I'm a little out of control... a little blazer-happy lately. 

However... I do have this one blazer that seems to have stumped me.  It's a bright coral blazer from Forever 21.  I bought it several months ago, but it still has the tags on it.  I can't seem to figure out how to wear it.  I'm not sure if it's the color that is throwing me off or the more formal-feeling fabric?

a) I thought about doing a pink-on-pink type of look and pairing it with a floral feminine tank?

b) Or maybe a nautical touch?  A white flowy top with little black anchors on it?

c) Or how about my favorite heart blouse for a more classic, collared look?

What do you think??  Are you a fan of the blazer?  Thoughts/opinions on styling the challenging coral blazer?  

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