Thursday, August 16, 2012

Airline Chic

[Blazer: Forever 21; Top: J.Crew factory (old; last seen here); Shorts: DIY cutoffs from old J.Crew toothpick jeans; Flats: Old Navy; Necklace: Forever 21]

Gotta love some good ol' Pinterest inspiration. (I refuse to call it Pinspiration—it looks/sounds like perspiration.)

I always thought loose-fitting navy blazers were just a one neck tie shy of an airline counter attendant uniform. Then I saw this amazing shot of Style.com market director Marina Larroudè on Pinterest. Weeks later I somehow ended up in Forever 21 (shocking, I'm never there), saw this baby on the rack, and threw it on over my floral top and cutoff shorts.  A fabulous street style look replicated for fast-fashion and DIY prices. You can call it an impulse buy; I call it a classic piece on the cheap. And the perfect transition item: great with shorts and white jeans in the summer, and can totally work over long-sleeve tops, print blouses, and knit dresses in the fall and (no, please not yet) winter.

My most recent outfit was a transition from my stripes kick (or obsession), to a floral one. I think this one will be a bit more short lived than the last, though.

All photos by Mikhail Glabets 

37 comments:

  1. This look is adorable! I definitely need to scoop up a fun blazer before Fall. I'll be sure to check out Forever!

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  2. Love this! A good navy blazer is definitely a must. And those flats are adorable! Great post :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  3. It is often good to receive style tips like yours.
    @paquetevistasbi

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  4. great outfit, love the top, and yes navy blazers are just so fun to throw on with almost any outfit!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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    1. Yup, it's my new favorite wardrobe piece!

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  5. Very pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  6. Love the shorts with a blazer - one of my favorite looks right now!!

    The Blue Hour

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    1. Thanks me too! I'm trying to get lots of wear out of my shorts before summer ends!

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  7. Love that floral top and the necklace from f21!

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  8. hahah it really does sound like perspiration. and i think you pulled this off beautifully- it really makes the whole outfit

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  9. Pinspiration is the best kind of inspiration :) You look adorable! Love the floral print on that top.

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  10. A blazer with cut-off shorts is one of my favorite combos, though I've yet to try it out myself. Super cute!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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    1. It's been so hot this summer I feel like the thought of a blazer is a bit ridiculous! Luckily this was one of the cooler days :)

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  11. Nice top & great blazer!
    Love the neckpiece...
    Came here blog hopping & loved your blog.
    Do drop by my blog sometime. And do follow if you like! :)
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    Bhusha's LESSER KNOWN INDIA!

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  12. This is the perfect balance between chic and laid-back, you look amazing! That blazer is perfection.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  13. wow I absolutely love this outfit, so pretty!!

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  14. I love the blazer with short shorts! It gives it a much more tailored look and dresses it up!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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    1. Thanks Caitie! Totally necessary because short cutoff shorts don't really scream dressed up :)

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  15. You look so fresh and perfect for summer! I love how you added the blazer, it gives structure and interest to the outfit. I also really like the bright colors of your top!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  16. What a lovely look! I love absolutely everything here!

    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  17. Perfection!! Such a cute ensemble! :)

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  18. I really LOVE this outfit! It's so chic! LOVE that blazer paired with shorts! I definitely need to try that! Love that inspiration photo too!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Thanks! I keep seeing that photo pop up around Pinterest, so I was really excited to recreate the look!

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  19. I like this dark blue blazer! xo

    www.thedaileigh.com

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  20. loving how you paired denim cutoffs with a blazer! so cute ;)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  21. Thanks Mara! I wear them quite a bit :)

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  22. You have great pictures! Love the flats, that color is lovely! Following <3 alex

    tobebeautifulingodseyes.blogspot.com

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