Allow me to preface this entry by saying:
a) I think this outfit is
kinda ugly, and
b) I did not actually wear it out in public yet so,
c) Don't worry, there's still hope for me.
Top: H&M, $30
Blazer: H&M, $30
Skirt: Banana Republic, $20
Shoes: Forever 21, $9
For being a girl with enough confidence in her fashion choices to post her outfits on the Internet several times a week, I sure am a dummy when it comes to introducing new pieces into my closet. And this isn't even a new type of piece; it's just a new color. My most feared color: navy. It must stem from my early interest in fashion, probably somewhere near the beginning of middle school, when I realized I looked silly wearing a navy shirt with navy-blue jeans. It was just boring and "too matchy", and from then on I vowed to never buy navy, because what on earth would I wear with it other than jeans?
10 years later, I'm still struggling with my wise, middle school choices. Even though I only wear jeans a couple days a week. However, most of my bottoms seem to be black. I have one light gray skirt (photographed), a gray peplum skirt (not suitable with a blazer), a magenta skirt (too short for work but will otherwise work, I suppose), a blue skirt, a sky-blue maxi skirt, and a tan lace skirt. That is the contents of "bottoms" in my closet outside of jeans and black pants/skirts. I can see this navy blazer working with this photographed skirt (possibly?) and my tan lace skirt (possibly?), but I don't know. My first & only time wearing this blazer out of the house, I wore it to work with black skinny jeans and an agent at work severely questioned my outfit choice. I assured him that I knew what I was doing, but I am also a great bluffer, so...
I think this navy blazer (which I've really only worn out of the house once, to work, and still has the tags on, don't judge) may end up being returned if I can't figure something else. I think it's a workable piece (obviously, like half my readers have one and wear it religiously), but I can't see it being very workable unless I buy some more colored and printed bottoms. And let's just say not all thighs were created equal, and this girl's thigh's were not created for colored bottoms, so that leaves me with skirts to work with.
So as usual, when I run into a fashion emergency, I call upon my smart blog friends. What do you think of navy blazers and what are your go-to color combo's and outfit combo's?