There are countless guides on style that list essential wardrobe pieces: the tailored white shirt, the little black dress, the perfectly cut trouser. All good items to own, but seriously? Snooze. I'm here to shake things up and tell you what you need to make your closet more FUN (next to having a wine cooler installed in it) and that's the bright blazer!
I love how a structured jacket can take the basic Mom Uniform of jeans + tee and make it look a little more polished and professional. Of course, in this bright hue and paired with the old stand-by sneakers, it sends the message that you don't take yourself too seriously. Because who wants to be that girl?!
I've styled this orange blazer lots of different ways (you can see other options here and here!) and I can honestly say it's one of the hardest working pieces in my closet - proving that the basic, neutral clothing isn't always what gets the most wear. In my case, at least, it's the pieces that make me feel lighthearted and happy that I tend to reach for over and over again.
My coral jacket was a Target find a few seasons back, but here's a round-up of some of my favorites currently available:
Here's hoping your Wednesday is bright & happy (and if not, there's always wine!)
Target wool coral blazer (old) | similar
F21 graphic tee (old) | similar, similar
Joe's Jeans (added distressing by me)
Converse All Stars
asos leather clutch (sold out)
Warby Parker Roosevelt frames