Finding a work outfit that is appropriate no matter the season is a bonus for your closet! I’ve had this navy blue blazer and red dress in mine for several months and just this week paired the two for an office meeting. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Navy blue and red are a classic combination and can work any time of the year. I’ve worn a different version of this mix before in this post.
I picked up this navy blue blazer from Loft during a huge sale. I rarely buy my clothes when they are full price and while I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for the blazer, I know that it was at a discount. Navy blue is such a versatile color and goes with so many other colors: tan, green, maroon and red to name a few. A navy blue blazer has been called by many fashion experts an icon of American classic style and an essential for any wardrobe – women and men. It can be styled preppy, nautical, business and even casual with jeans and a t-shirt. My blazer is no longer available, but here are a few other options you might like.
This Halogen dress from Nordstrom Rack caught my eye because of its red color (my favorite). While it’s not technically a sheath, I like how it drapes gently against the body without being clingy. The flounce at the bottom adds a nice feminine touch to a serious getup. This dress can be fancied up with a scarf or a wrap or worn casually with flats or sandals and a jean jacket. There’s only one size left of this dress at Nordstrom Rack and it’s in black, but I’m linking some other sweater style dresses for you to browse.
I wanted to show you the dress without the blazer so you could see how much the blazer adds a finishing touch. This dress could certainly be worn on its own, but the blazer adds a little polish and makes this dress more office appropriate.
Pearls never go out of style and I knew they would make a nice contrast against the red and blue. I also wanted to somehow pull in the gold from the buttons on the blazer but didn’t want to overdue that aspect. This Tricia pearl and gold necklace gives me the best of both worlds with white and gold-colored pearls. The Ashton matte gold earrings add more interest with their filigree style and show up nicely against long hair. On the day of this meeting, I had picked these earrings from my jewelry box to wear to the office, but forgot to put them on! I also forgot to put them on before taking some of these pics! So I threw them on quickly for this one below so you could see how pretty they are.
I also wore this Stephanie pearl and gold bracelet. Here’s a look at all the jewelry. You can purchase all of these Plunder Design jewelry pieces on my website. If you are asked to select a “party,” be sure to choose the one titled “CathyVAugust12017.”
I kept my handbag and shoes neutral because I didn’t want to distract from the colors of the outfit. Plus, nude shoes help elongate the legs (even as short as these pumps are). They’re another style from Clarks and I’ve had them for several years. Mine are old but this pair from Amazon is very similar. I swear by Clarks shoes. Every pair I own, from flats to heels, is comfortable for my finicky feet.
Here are a few other options you might want to consider.
I hope this week’s outfits for work have been helpful (you can see the other outfit I wore here). My goal was to show that you can pull a professional and classy looking outfit together for work with the right pieces, especially a blazer. A navy blue version will take you far, both at the office and after hours.
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