The Bountiful Blazer

The blazer, much like the white button-up shirt and the grey pencil skirt, is often used only as business attire.  However, this wardrobe staple can easily dress up any outfit.  A well tailored blazer can even offer feminine curves to an otherwise shapeless ensemble.   My blazer of choice is a navy, single-button blazer with rolled sleeves.

Navy Blazer & Teal Maxi Skirt1. Max Out

Use a blazer to cover a white tank top over a maxi skirt.

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Navy Blazer & Khaki Pants Navy Blazer & Rolled Khaki Pants~

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2 & 3 Keep It Khaki

A blazer over khaki pants can look professional or cute and casual.

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Navy Blazer & Denim Shorts4. Short it

A blazer is a great way to update a pair of cut-off shorts.

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Faded Skinny Jeans, Coral Tank & Navy Blazer Faded Skinny Jeans, Navy Blazer & Riding Boots~

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5 & 6 Get the Skinny

A dark, fitted blazer looks chic over faded skinny jeans and a cute top.

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Navy Blazer & Cargo Pants7. Casual Cargo

Cargo pants dress down your blazer in a cute way.  Add a bright top underneath for a pop of color.

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Navy Blazer, Grey Hoodie & Jeans Grey Pencil Skirt, Navy Blazer & Grey Sweater~

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8 & 9. Sweaters

Layering your blazer with sweaters is a unique way to get a different look.  A blazer over your hoodie adds feminine structure, and a structured sweater over your blazer adds a unique flare.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Navy Blazer10. Professionalism

Sometimes, you can’t beat a classic.

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Navy Blazer, Chambray & Black Slacks11. Loving Layers

I layered a blue chambray button-up underneath a green striped shirt and topped it off with a belted blazer over black slacks.

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Navy Blazer & White Sun Dress Purple Dress & Navy Blazer~

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12 & 13. Get Girly

Adding a blazer to a girly dress adds structure and gives it a powerhouse feel.

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Navy Blazer, Graphic Tee & Black Pants14. Rockin’

A vintage tee and lace-up boots give an edgy feel to even the classiest staple.

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White Skirt & Tucked Navy Blazer15. Tuck It

Tuck your blazer into a flowy skirt.

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Faded Skinny Jeans, Navy Blazer & Grey Vest16. Vest Up

I layered a loose-fitting vest over my blazer and cinched it in the a skinny black belt.

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Navy Blazer & Flirty Skirt Navy Blazer, White Button-Up & Blue Skirt~

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17 & 18. Skirt Around

Add a blazer to a flirty skirt for a cute a sexy look.

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Navy Blazer, Red Tunic & Jeans19. A Cinch

A statement belt adds flare.

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Navy Blazer, Green Tunic & Brown Leggings20. Tune-In

Put a blazer over a tunic and leggings to add class and sex appeal.

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The Polished Pencil Skirt

Most people think of a pencil skirt as nothing more than business attire.  While it is true that a well-fitting pencil skirt is perfect for the office, it is also true that this essential wardrobe staple is quite versatile and can be dressed up or down.  My go-to pencil skirt is a grey cotton-blend, which makes it comfortable and chic, but virtually any pencil skirt will work well with these outfit ideas.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Navy Blazer

1. All Business

Paired with a blazer, a pencil skirt creates , of course, the perfect business ensemble.

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Grrey Pencil Skirt & Rock Angel Tee Grey Pencil Skirt & Motorcycle Jacket~

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2 & 3. Rock Out

Add a vintage rock tee or an edgy motorcycle jacket for some rock-n-roll flare.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Tucked Chambray Top4. Denim

Tuck in a slim-fitting chambray top to look sleek and chic.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Green Polka-Dot Tank Grey Pencil Skirt & Shiny Black Tank~

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5 & 6. Take the Heat

Tuck in a tank and add a cute belt and you have a hot look.

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Grey Pencil Skirt, Red Shirt & Grey Wrap Sweater Grey Pencil Skirt & Navy Sweater

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7 & 8. Bundle Up

Cover up with a cute sweater, leggings and a pair of boots for those chilly days.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Black Mini Skirt9. Layer It

Layer a slightly shorter skirt over your pencil skirt for a cute and unique layering effect.

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Grey Pencil Skirt, Violet Top & Chambray Vest Grey Pencil Skirt, Coral Top & Chambray Vest~

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10 & 11. In-Vest

Look cute and casual in a chambray vest layered over a colorful top.

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Pale Green Top & Grey Pencil Skirt12. Take a Bow

Add a bright tunic and a unique belt.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & White Poplin Grey Pencil Skirt & Lavender Button-Up~

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13 & 14 Button-up

Add a sleek button-up and a belt for an instant classic look.

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Grey Pencil Skirt, Green Polka Dot Tank, & White Slouchy Button-Up15. Slouchy Chic

A sheer, slouchy button-up creates a classy and unique look.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Purple Cartigan Grey Pencil Skirt and Purple Cartigan~

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16 & 17. Cute Cardigan

Pair your pencil skirt with a black tee and a cute cardigan.

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Grey Pencil Skirt & Purple Plaid Top18. Plaid

Dress it down with a tied plaid shirt and a white tank.

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 Chambray w Green Top & Grey Pencil Skirt Grey Pencil Skirt, Navy Blazer & Grey Sweater ~

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19 & 20 Multiple Tops

I layered multiple tops over my grey pencil skirt starting with a blue chambray shirt and a green faux-wrap top in the first picture and a navy blazer under a grey blazer-sweater in the second.