Today's Everyday Fashion: The Draped Blazer

 
 Inspiration:  Song of Style  via  WhoWhatWear

Inspiration: Song of Style via WhoWhatWear

 

Last week I talked about this trend that's been popping up everywhere lately - draping your jacket or blazer over your shoulders. I gave it two thumbs up with my motorcycle jacket last week (here), but this pink blazer didn't fare so well. It looks cute from the front, but from the back... just... no. It's a bit of an optical illusion, as if my arms are through the arm holes, and I've got a big lump on my back!

 
Why blazers don't work "draped" over your shoulders
 
 
Pink tweed blazer, cargo skirt, pleated blouse
 

So I'll just wear this look the regular way, with my arms safely inside my jacket. I will take any excuse to wear this pink tweed blazer and I love the idea of pairing it with lighter neutrals to make it more seasonally appropriate for fall and spring! 

Blazer: Banana Republic, $17 (similar below)
Top: C. Wonder, $37 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic, $35 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson c/o Nordstrom, $59 (same)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similar)
Necklaces: My Stella & Dot 12
Approx. dates: Skirt is 5 years ago. Purse is 3 years ago. Blazer, shoes and top are 1 year ago.

Pink jackets and blazers on a budget