Go Ask Gab: How to Wear the Must-Have Piece For Fall

September 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm , by

blazer3Gab, I really want to rock a boyfriend blazer this season, but the only way I know how to wear the look is with a pair of jeans. How do I make this trend work-appropriate? – Tricia

Tricia, how funny you should ask that question! We just did a 1 jacket, 4 ways story in our October issue! A blazer is a great way to dress up jeans but it’s certainly not the only way you can rock it—here are some options:

Over a dressy dress: Blazers are excellent over dresses. Just make sure the dress isn’t too long or it can look dowdy. As seen in look one of our story, it can play down a fancier frock.

Over a summer dress: Blazers can elevate a casual dress and make it last through summer and into fall. Throw one over a thin strapped sundress or a light weight cotton shift dress. I wore a blazer over a beach cover-up this summer and no one could tell the dress was strapless.

With trousers: Wearing a blazer with miss-matched trousers is a great way to break away from a boring suit and still look corporate—as seen in the image above from our fall fashion story.

With skirts: Pair it with a pencil or mini skirt. Add some tights and heels or boots for a cute preppy look.

A blazer is a must-have for your wardrobe, especially this season. Brands from Gap to Club Monaco to Kenneth Cole have great options for any budget. Get one and you will have endless possibilities!

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Fall Shopping Checklist

September 8, 2009 at 2:35 am , by

fall09Hi! I’m Sue and I’m the Fashion Editor of Ladies’ Home Journal. I can’t tell you what to buy for fall (well, actually I did) but I figure I could tell you what I’m going to buy for fall and that way we can get to know each other a little better.

Here are some of the things on my list.

Navy boyfriend blazer: I’m opting for this shorter version from the GAP (sold out online but still available in stores) because it’ll be better for my 5’1″ frame. Navy is perfection to me, and I’ll wear this little number with jeans and tees, over little dresses, and maybe even with a mini skirt and boots. It’s the perfect ‘transition to fall’ piece.

Denim shirt: I already got one from American Eagle—gotta love early fall deliveries! I’ve worn it with a gold mini for a little contrast and this winter I’ll wear it with everything from jeans and a blazer to dressy skirts.

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