I’d wear tuxedo blazers all the time. This jacket is opposite from the standard tuxedo blazer: black outside with white panels. I feel it’s much harder with the white panels because all colors will not mesh well against the white. Also the white is really not white, but cream, so finding a similar color is a bit challenging.
I didn’t want the outfit to look predictable so I spent some time thinking about alternatives. I finally wore it with a grey tank which I thought was an appropriate medium against the black and white, while adding jeans, made the outfit look less “black tie” and more my style.
Shoes are the main accessory in many of my outfits, so they always determine what metallics I’ll wear for jewelry. Gold won this time around. These Jessica Simpson gems were near my bed side table (almost all of my shoes are outside of the closet). The shoes really made the overall look shine. I don’t normally go to work with a clutch, but I thought it would be a great idea to show what kind of handbag could be paired with this outfit. The leopard, although a “loud” print, toned down the gold shoes just enough for daytime wear.
In the end, it turned out to be a perfect day to night look. Who knows? Someone might ask you out for drinks after work and you don’t want carry your everyday bag.
Will you try the menswear-inspired trend? What is your favorite metallic?
- J Brand Mid Rise Super Skinny Jean in Revenge, available via Bliss.com
- American Apparel Tri-Blend Racerback Tank in Altheltic Grey; $20
- Forever 21 Menswear-Inspired Tuxedo Blazer; $29.80 (sold out), similar here and here and here
- Jessica Simpson ‘Calkins’ in Gold-Clear Liquid Metallic Heels via 6pm.com; $64.99 (also available in Black and Gunmetal), similar here
- J.Crew Retro Frame Clutch (old), similar here