WHAT TO WEAR: Back to Blazers

This month I found a Fashionista with a style that is elegantly professional and perfect for the professional setting! Starting an outfit with a solid color can create the perfect foundation to accentuate other pieces of the outfit. This Fashionista paired a crisp black blazer with a fitted peplum top and black slacks. Always remember to accessorize! Jewelry pieces provide a personalized look while still being professional.

The lesson of the month for October is that if you are looking for a touch of professionalism, a blazer will do the trick. I would recommend a few staple blazer ensembles. Then, you can easily put together a five-minute outfit in the morning and be ready to start your day! Black blazers are almost as vital as a LBD, so I would recommend having at least two black blazers of different styles and building your professional wardrobe from there. Creating a wardrobe for the professional world takes time, so start now and you will be thankful once your first internship comes around. Although black blazers are the norm, you should also pick out two other colors. I would recommend going for a grey and a navy to add a little variety for those days where you want to ditch the black for something more colorful. Choosing a top with the blazer presents limitless opportunities, from a timeless button-down to a trendy, sheer long sleeve shirt. I personally love pairing a sleek blazer with a bandeau top and a high-waisted pencil skirt and a signature pair of black heeled sandals. I am also obsessed with the lace-accented tanks because they add a flair of femininity.

Blazers are versatile, too. You can dress them down on a casual weekend by pairing them with distressed jeans and a simple black top or even a cropped high neck blouse since fall is right around the corner. I also have worn my blazers for a night out with friends by pairing it with a leather skirt and a nude bodysuit.

This weekend, try pairing your blazer with a mini skirt and black booties, or go treat yourself and find your signature blazer—there are so many to choose from!