In my opinion, there’s nothing more preppy than a blazer paired with a crisp button down shirt. Blazers and button down shirts are two classic wardrobe staples that every girl should have in her closet. I don’t know what it is, but the second I put either of these pieces on, I instantly feel more polished. While I own a few blazers, this is the first time I’ve sported this red J.Crew blazer. I’ve always admired J.Crew’s Schoolboy blazer’s because of their structured look and variation of colors. At the end of last summer, I happened to be at J.Crew during the first day of a major sale and came across a single Schoolboy blazer extremely marked down. Even though it was a size smaller than I usually wear, I bought it, knowing how much regret I’d feel if I were to let it go.
With that being said, if you plan on wearing a thicker shirt under your blazer, I’d recommend going up a size with your blazer. I’m one of those people who can’t stand feeling restricted in my clothes (especially in layers), so I think a looser fitting blazer is an easy fix for people like me. Of course, if you plan on wearing a more lightweight material under the blazer, staying true to size is not a problem.
Top: Urban Outfitters (similar on sale!) | Blazer: J.Crew (similar from J.Crew) | Skirt: Urban Outfitters (similar on sale!) | Shoes: Lulu’s (similar) | Bracelet: J.Crew | Earrings: Kate Spade
I love the color of the blazer and the polka dots underneath!
Thank you! I thought it was a fun combination!
Such a cute outfit! That blazer was a total score. Also? LOVE that skirt!
Thank you! I did get lucky, because their blazer’s are usually kind of pricy!
Love the blazer! The perfect pop of color!
Thank you, Jillian!
Love your earring ! Do you know if Kate Spade are still selling them?
Thank you! Yes, they’re still available. There’s a link in today’s post under the pictures to buy them!
Super cute outfit! I love your jacket and heels.
I really like this ensemble, soo cute!
Very polished and preppy look! And what a cute skirt!
I agree, a blazer and a button are as classic as you can get! Throw in a few polka dots and you’ve got it made! Love this outfit on you Olivia!
Thanks, Jen! Show me anything with polka dots and I’m instantly sold!
Love the red and the polka dots! Very cute!
Thank you! I’m pretty much obsessed with anything that’s red or has polka dots!
That so cute! Love the outfit <3
Thank you! Glad you like it!
This is GORGEOUS! You look phenom in that color! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls
Thank you, Lauren!! Love your blog!
Love this outfit. It’s definitely one of my go to looks 🙂
Thank you! It’s a great classic look!
Gorgeous outfit. I love your black skirt. Such a chic look.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post.
Love this look! Modern yet classic
Thank you, Nina!
I have that exact same blazer and, like you, found it last year at one amazing J.Crew sale! Cheers to classic, stylish and well made items that flatter. You look great!
Thank you! Aren’t their blazer’s the greatest? They’re so well-made and I love how it looks and feels!