Weekend Blazer

Why limit your blazer to office-only attire? Make the most of this everyday essential with these great outfit combinations. Check out how these stylesetters wear a blazer off the clock, and soon your jacket will be racking up some serious overtime.

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Blazer + Sneakers

Charlize Theron approves the blazer + sneakers combo, and so do I!

On Theron: Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Convertible Tote ($4050) in Black

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For Charlize Theron’s Look Try: Band of Outsiders Satin Trimmed Crepe Blazer($695) in Black, Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers ($90) in Black

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Blazer + Distressed Denim

Keri Russell teams her blazer with a pair of casual jeans for a simple, but put together  look.

On Russell: Christian Louboutin Batignolles pumps and Filson Tote Bag($120)

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For Keri Russell’s Look Try: Vanessa Bruno Single Button Blazer ($450) in Grey, J Brand Super Skinny Midrise Jeans ($205)

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Blazer + Flirty Necklace

Take a tip from Hilary Rhoda, and add a bit of sparkle to your suit separates.

On Rhoda: A.L.C. suit; Dannijo Izzie Necklace($795); Pierre Hardy shoes

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For Hilary Rhoda’s Look Try: Trager Delaney Becky Silk Crepe Blazer ($537) in Forest Green, Anthropologie Boreal Bib Necklace ($88) in Multi

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Blazer + High-Waisted Shorts

Alexa Chung rocks a blazer and high-waisted cutoff jean shorts.

On Chung: Steven Alan jacket; Vintage shorts; Carven boots

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For Alexa Chung’s Look Try: Helmut Prime Suiting Blazer ($460) in Stone, Mother Cutoff Denim Shorts ($185)

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Blazer + Oversized Vintage T Shirt

Arizona Muse keeps it relaxed with this chic look.

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For Arizona Muse’s Look Try: Mango Tailored Blazer ($80) in Black, Acne Wonder Linen T Shirt ($103)

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Blazer + Metallic Heels

Total outfit envy over Elle Fanning’s monochrome ensemble.

On Fanning: Ann Demeulemeester blazer and pants; Prada purse; Isabel Marant shoes

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For Elle Fanning’s Look Try: Nomia Slit Back Jacket ($235) in Ivory, Christian Louboutin Cutout Metallic Sandals ($895)

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Blazer + Mini Dress

Taylor Swift makes a mini dress a bit more modest with a stylish black blazer.

On Swift: The Reformation Storm Skirt ($138); Dolce & Gabbana Sara Pebbled Frame Shoulder Bag ($2662)

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For Taylor Swift’s Look Try: Ted Baker Eglan Crepe Suit Jacket ($395) in Black, Maje Faux Leather-Trimmed Brushed Satin Dress ($290) in Black

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Blazer + Playful Jumpsuit

Blazers can be playful and sexy!

On Jessica Alba: Finders Keepers The Someday Jumpsuit ($150) in Dark Navy; Nicholas Kirkwood Gilded Bijoux Leather Pumps ($950)

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For Jessica Alba’s Look Try: 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk Cropped Back Blazer($725), Topshop Garden Floral Jumpsuit ($240)

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Blazer + Over-The-Knee Boots

Follow model Lily Aldridge’s lead and pair your blazer with eye-catching boots.

On Aldridge: Saint Laurent blazer; Isabel Marant sweater; Rag & Bone jeans; Givenchy Antigona Satchel Bag ($2435); 3.1 Phillip Lim boots; Elizabeth and James Fillmore Sunglasses ($195)

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For Lily Aldridge’s Look Try: Joe’s Jeans Meredith Blazer ($265) in Charcoal, Guess Rumella Over The Knee Boots ($170) in Black

Have a Blazin’ Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Statement Bags…Literally

Feel like making a statement without actually saying a word? Well, according to the Fashion Week runways, come this fall, your totes and clutches will be doing the communicating for you!

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If you rearrange the order and add a verb, these 3.1 Phillip Lim bags with raised block lettering you could make a sentence.

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Kiwi designer Karen Walker honored the suffrage movement with her mod-meets-Victorian collection—including a few women power statement clutches.

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Kate Spade New York presented a colorful Shanghai and Tokyo travel-inspired collection, as you can see from this rainbow-lettered clutch.

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Just raise this pouch by Karen Walker the next time someone tries to pick you up at a bar. ‘Nuff said.

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And here is an empowering tote I recently won from Zooey Magazine. Live life bravely and kick ass!

What does your Bag say about You?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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New Obsession: Envelope Skirts

As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing the trendy envelope skirt. Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Push the envelope by styling them with your favorite sweaters, sweatshirts, and graphic tees!

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Love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel.

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Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label worn by a stylish civilian.

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Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, and Zara heels.

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Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort with a 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt and Hermes cuffs.

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Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

Get the Look

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Zara Combination Skirt ($80) in Black

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Asos Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy

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H&M Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black

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Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)

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Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

Are you Pushing the Envelope?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Layer Your Coat

During the brisk months ahead, It’s recommended that you build your outfit around your outerwear. To show you how it’s done, I’m peeling back the layers of 7 different coat-centric looks.

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A bold evening coat looks great with a cocktail dress, but try taking it out of its element with a pair of worn-in boyfriend jeans and a knit cap.

Alice + Olivia Shawl Collar Coat ($898); Joe’s Jeans Tux Tee Shirt ($88); Big Star Rolled Slim Jeans ($142); Gap Chevron Hat ($20); Loeffler Randall Rider Bag($650); Bruno Magli Kitten Heels ($595).

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A sleeveless plaid coat serves as an excellent layering piece over a jacket. Balance the coat’s longer length with a sleek biker jacket that rests at the hips.

Phillip Lim Cape Vest ($895); Phillip Lim Biker Jacket ($1,695); Chaser Tank ($60); Blank NYC Skinny Jeans ($88); BCBG MAXAZRIA Knit Hat ($68); Annelise Michelson Necklace ($420); Rag & Bone Pilot Bag ($925); Dolce Vita Quid Heels ($209).

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The peacoat is an outerwear crowd pleaser, it goes with everything. Since the piece itself is a bit understated, add interest to your look with a mix of textures and prints.

A.L.C. Cannady Peacoat ($795); LOFT Stripe Sweater Tee ($40); Joe’s Jeans Dandy Woven Shirt ($168); Lover Mini Skirt ($400); A.P.C.Chain Strap Bag ($620); HUE Opaque Tights ($14); Giuseppe Zanotti Boots ($1,895).

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The long and short of it: an ankle-grazing coat functions as the perfect balance for a minidress and combat boots.

Mara Hoffman Coat (similar style here); Guess Denim Skirtall($108); Rag & Bone Marigold Top ($290); The 2 Bandits Wharf Earrings ($128); Rachel Zoe Montana Backpack ($395); Burberry Silk Scarf ($495, similar style here); HUE Luster Tights ($14); Rag & Bone Boots ($595).

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Pink is the new black, so treat this fuzzy coat as a neutral with washed-out skinny jeans and a muted plaid shirt.

H&M Coat ($149); Equipment Cardigan ($318); April, May Top ($209, similar style here); McGuire Boyfriend Jeans ($218, 877.746.7267, similar style here); The Elder Statesman Cashmere Beanie ($270); DKNY Crossbody Bag ($265, similar style here); Paul Smith Loafers ($437).

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The quickest way to toughen up a menswear coat: add a biker vest on top. To further the look’s no holds barred vibe, throw on a sheer lace blouse and metallic heels.

Tibi Moto Vest ($950, 212.226.5852, similar style here); BLK DNM Coat ($1,195); 7 For All Mankind Lace Top ($218); Triarchy Tie Dye Jeans ($245, similar style here); Gucci  Sunglasses ($345); French Connection Bag ($348); Fendi T-Strap Pumps($1,190).

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Hit on the season’s grunge look, while simultaneously indulging your daring side, by pairing a faux fur coat with a plaid oxford, zipper-detail skinnies, and printed ankle boots.

Opening Ceremony Cocoon Coat ($795); Juicy Couture Sheer Plaid Blouse ($108); Paige Denim Skinny Coated Jeans ($269); Chloè Tote ($2,320); Shoe Cult Chelsea Boots ($120).

Are you Coat-Centric?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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