Closet Staple: The Blazer by Bree

Monday, March 04, 2013
Hello, fellow Clothed Much enthusiasts! I'm Bree, and I blog over at Dream in Fashion, my self-declared fashion and lifestyle blog. I'm the kind of girl that takes pleasure in expressing myself through my outfits. If I'm going to get dressed (read: change out of sweatpants), you can bet that I want to look and feel good! And this means I'm constantly feeling pressure to expand and better my wardrobe (I call this the "more and better syndrome."), which is bad for my pocketbook! So I try to find ways to strike a balance between my love of style and my commitment to living within my means.

When the "more and better syndrome" strikes, I remind myself to take a step back and get creative with what I already own. I've developed a little trick for myself that I call closet staples. These are my go-to items that I can always build an outfit around. If I feel like I have nothing to wear, I grab a staple item and let the rest fall into place. And my favorite of the group: the blazer.

My favorite things about a blazer are that it can easily be dressed up or down; worn with jeans, skirts, printed pants, or dress pants; and paired with all kinds of shirts, blouses, tanks, and scarves. How’s that for versatile? I've got three favorite blazers to share with you: tweed, black, and grey.

Stripes, flannel, sequins, red, blue, purple, black, white, pink. 3 blazers, 6 looks. And many, many more possibilities. And it all comes down to having confidence to build an outfit around my staple item, the blazer. Do you have any favorite go-to items?


  1. In theory, I would love to wear blazers, but I just don't think they look well on me, or I just don't have anything that works with them lol

    xo Jennifer

  2. I definitely adore blazers as well. There was a point in my life when I had so many that I started purchasing doubles. ... It got bad lol

    Maggie A
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