Fashion Essentials: Tailored Blazer

In parts one, two, and three of our Fashion Essentials for The Everygirl, we shared the must-haves that belong in every woman’s wardrobe. Now, every two weeks, we’ve teamed up with some of the web’s best bloggers to share how functional these essentials can be. For the must have blazer in your wardrobe, we have Grace Atwood of Stripes & Sequins to show you two different looks using the same blazer.

Styling Notes from Grace:

The thing I love most about a great navy blazer, like this one from Zara, is that it goes with absolutely everything in my closet.  I can throw it on over jeans and a tee to add a little polish, or over a mini dress to go out at night.  The best part about this blazer is the details.  The gathered shoulders lend a feminine touch and the gold buttons make it look far more expensive than it actually does.  Adding fun accessories (I love this gold lariat necklace in the evening look) or a graphic tee keeps the look from feeling stuffy.

GET THE LOOK: NIGHT

Blazer: Zara
Dress: Alice & Olivia  (on sale!)
Clutch: Topshop
Necklace: BaubleBar 
Bracelets:  BaubleBar
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

GET THE LOOK: DAY

Blazer: Zara
Tee: Etsy
Jeans: Gap
Necklace: BaubleBar
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: Nila Anthony