January 29, 2013

outfit post | prep star

It’s only been within the past year or so that I’ve really embraced the blazer.

A staple of many business wardrobes, blazers can be just a bit too stuff if styled too formally — that’s why I prefer blending blazers with denim, dresses and other casual pieces to bring a bit of structure to an otherwise laid-back wardrobe.

Speaking of structure, though today’s blazer doesn’t boast the longer length or darker color of the traditional blazer, it does embody the spirit of discipline and respect with its nod to chic schoolgirls everywhere.

Isn’t it funny how those who never had to wear a uniform (hi, public school!) embrace a bit of that style influence (hi, Clueless!) later in life?

kimberlyloc prep star outfit

{White Blazer//Forever 21 (similar); Blue Jeweled Tank//The Limited (similar); Turquoise Denim//New York & Company (similar); Zebra Flats//Target (similar). Photo by Prentiss Earl III}

kimberlyloc "k" initial watch and bracelets

{“K” Initial Watch//c/o Charming Charlie; Link Bracelets// Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth (similar); Turquoise Ring//KC Garment District Boutique; Nail Color//OPI “Don’t Pretzel My Buttons.” Photo by Prentiss Earl III}

Are you a blazer gal? Or do you prefer cardigans and denim jackets? Tell me how you channel schoolgirl-chic in the comments section!

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  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ Kristina

    Love the blazer + flats Kim! xo

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @kristina thanks babe! xoxo

  • Susan

    I own way more cardigans than I should, but I love the look of a blazer—I’m just not sure I can pull it off! I also find them kind of uncomfortable…

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @susan i think you could pull off a blazer just fine! get one that is a little roomier so it’s not so stiff/uncomfortable. :)

  • http://www.peytonbphotography.wordpress.com Peyton B

    I LOVE this outfit! I have been wanting a blazer but haven’t found just the right one yet.

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @peyton thank you dear! i found this baby at forever 21, and im sure they have so many more.

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