It’s hard to believe summer’s coming to an end so I want to take my floral blazer out again. Although I’m enjoying this beautiful Labor Day weekend, I’m just not ready to let go of the great summer looks that I have loved sporting this season. One of my favorite themes for this summer has been floral print. I just think it’s been great for the season and I’m just not ready to put them away yet.
For my latest look, I spent the afternoon in Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek is a wonderful part of Washington with great running trails and exercise spots, fantastic picnic areas and terrific green spaces that you would not normally expect to see in the city. It was a nice backdrop to show the rusticness of the outdoors against the boldness of the floral look.
Looking for an evening night out look? Try a blazer with jeans. You can stand out with a bold pattern over some dark denim. I am a big fan of Billy Reid and love this blazer for a number of it reasons. First is the floral pattern with its shades of blue over a cream background. It definitely makes a statement and guarantees that you’ll stand out in the crowd. Secondly, the color of the jacket is cream which means, I can continue to wear it after Labor Day while the weather still leans towards the summer temperatures. And lastly, the jacket pattern has great texture and makes it something more special.
Because there’s some flash with the jacket, I chose to pair it with dark denim, white shirt and solid tie. No need to add additional patterns else the look may be too busy. Raw denim is a good choice because it starts out nice and dark, wearing over time as you break them in. It also creates a clean look. For my look, I choice a straight leg pair by DSTLD jeans. What’s great about these is there’s a bit of stretch to them for added comfort.
One of the most important things to have in your closet is a crisp white shirt. Not only is it great for complimenting casual styles but also it’s the perfect go to piece for the occasion calls for something more formal. Here my dress shirt is by Armani. Finally, a solid blue tie helps to showcase the blue in the blazer. This one is by Hugo Boss. In this look, it’s okay to be the center of attention. Sometimes you’re worth it.
Blazer: Billy Reid Burnette Creme Blue Blazer; Jeans: DSTLD Straight Leg Indigo Raw Denim; Dress Shirt: Armani Collezioni White Modern Fit Poplin Shirt; Tie: Hugo Boss Dark Blue in Italian Silk, Lapel Pin: Hook and Albert; Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo Bit Loafer; Sunglasses: Gucci Aviator