10 Ways to Wear a Light Colored Blazer

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* August 6, 2009 *

I’m a real woman living in the real world. I don’t have an overflowing allowance or budget for clothes and shoes and all things fabulous. And though sometimes I wish I did, I also have learned a lot in my years from having less than having more.

For instance, had I had the budget for designer clothes when I was young I may never have discovered vintage. If I could’ve just gone out and bought what all my friends were buying with their parent’s credit cards, I would have never started DIYing my own versions of things. I became very creative out of necessity {and because I had a passion for it} and pride myself on being able to wear the same items time and time again yet styling them in a way that looks completely different.

I found this ivory blazer at a thrift shop a few years ago for under $10 …it is part of a matching skirt/suit set and though I have yet to wear the skirt, I find the jacket to be quite versatile.

* Each photo clicks through to original outfit post+details *

beige and navy and brown+louis vuitton speedy
* October 1, 2010 *

prada chandelier+peach blouse+beige blazer+j brand jeans+vuitton speedy -6
* May 17, 2010 *

blazer+leggings+tshirt+louis vuitton bag lovestory-2
* May 7, 2010 * October 8, 2009 *

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* July 7, 2009 *

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* January 13, 2010 *

shorts and blazer+gold accessories+Tom Ford Anouk sunglasses+nude cut out heels-og
* July 26, 2010 *

striped tank blazer and jeans+j brand jeans+loafers+louis vuitton speedy 30
* November 5, 2010 *

Cream Blazer & Gray Jeans
* February 21, 2011 *

I like mine a bit over-sized …and while mine’s double breasted, a single button or two would do the trick just as well. Also look for one in an ivory tone as a bright white tends to look a bit “doctor-y” though this one is pretty cute

Here are a few similar ones I’ve found . . .

* Topshop 70’s Inspired ivory blazer on sale for $70 not exactly the same look but still a great blazer
* American Apparel ivory Blazer $85
* Theory ivory blazer $595
* Balmain ivory wool tuxedo jacket $2980 wish list! great shape though ..if you’re shopping vintage, look for this shape.
* Phillip Lim double breasted ivory jacket $650
* YesStyle double breasted blazer $88
* a bit of a shorter version but Forever 21 has a cute one here $24.80
* And this one on Ebay is pretty darn cute!
* Topshop ivory satin shawl collar tux jacket $135


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

54 Comments

  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    March 25, 2011 |

    I have a very similar blazer from Zara and I think that’s the most used item in my closet! (by far!) oh I’m such a blazer chic!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

  • Marina :)

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love it… You are beautiful! 🙂

  • Kez

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love your creativity 🙂
    You have courage in your fashion choices and I really admire that!
    I think that you can never buy style. You have to KNOW it!
    xo

  • Rianna Bethany

    March 25, 2011 |

    I really love the blazer with the scalloped edged dress in the first pic
    Rianna xxx

  • Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...)

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love the first dress!!!

  • Michelle's Style File

    March 25, 2011 |

    That is a great blazer!

    x
    Michelle
    http://www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

  • Breanne

    March 25, 2011 |

    thats an amazingly good looking blazer!!

    http://www.lightmymidnight.blogspot.com/

  • Stylethusiast

    March 25, 2011 |

    all your outfits look amazing! and this blazer is a must in my wardrobe…:)

  • Ladybird

    March 25, 2011 |

    You make it look really easy to wear a pale blazer. I have to rethink getting one ,)

  • Absolutely Mrs. K

    March 25, 2011 |

    Fabulous post and so inspirational. It is perfect how divers the looks are, I cannot even pick a favorite because you look fabulous. What I love is the fact that you combine the pale blazer with color and fabulous textures. I think the first one is my favorite because of that gorgeous color.

  • AlbeeLucky

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love this post. The way you use the blazer in different styles I would never guessed it was the same one :)Goes to show what my momma always said,”It’s all in how you style it, that will keep people guessing how big your wardrobe is.” is so true.
    <3 AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 |

    I absolutely love how you posted several examples of how to style the blazer…that jacket was an awesome find..and the way you style it is awesome too…u go!!!

  • Brittany D'Lynne

    March 25, 2011 |

    Love this post! Now I want to go blazer shopping…
    http://www.dlynne16.blogspot.com

  • Collections

    March 25, 2011 |

    Love the pink dress and shoes in your first picture!

    http://www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

  • Ashley

    March 25, 2011 |

    So this might seem like a silly question… but how do you keep your sleeves up so well all the time?? I’d drive myself crazy pushing them up all day.

  • Behind the Lashes

    March 25, 2011 |

    Love all your outfits/styling here!! Thank you for the list, I just might get that F21 one, I’m on the shorter side so it will be perfect for me!

  • Kayla

    March 25, 2011 |

    I adore your blazer. I love that you took a moment to showcase some other ways you’ve worn the blazer before. I think people tend to forget that bloggers don’t just buy all new outfits before taking pictures every day 🙂 It’s real life to wear things over again!

  • Yaya

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love LOVe your blazer. I also love how blazers are SO versatile. They can dress up a casual outfit so easily, yet they never feel TOO dressy.

    awesome.

    http://www.yaya-huang.blogspot.com

  • Brandy

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love this blazer! It’s been a part of some of my FAVORITE love Maegan looks!

  • Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 |

    RIGHT OFF THE RUNWAY, as always! Have a great weekend, Sunshine!

  • ...love Maegan

    March 25, 2011 |

    ahaha! Ashley: if you fold over a bit of the end with the lining, but just half-way, your sleeves will stay up -mostly. Sometimes there is readjusting though and certain jackets/blazers fabric stays up better than others.

    If you look closely at -most- of the shots, you’ll see a bit of satiny lining at the end of the pushed up sleeve.

    You do a quick fold then push! 😉

  • Karin Sen Cankan

    March 25, 2011 |

    Meagan,

    First of all all combinationa are just great.

    My faviroute is the one with Berry Tiered Scallop dress Jessica Simpson patent bow platform stilettos, ohh I just love the dress and the shoes.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Love
    Karin
    karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

  • Diana Mieczan

    March 25, 2011 |

    Wow..the blazer is really pretty and I adore all those pairings.

    Ps: Just wanted to let you know that I got all teary after reading your comment the other day. I know how hard that is. Keeping my fingers crossed and I left you a comment on my blog under that post as well. Kisses and enjoy your Friday

  • Diana

    March 25, 2011 |

    I just bought a cream blazer from Urban Outfitters, I can’t wait to start wearing it out 🙂

  • Kayla

    March 25, 2011 |
  • Caitlin Harris

    March 25, 2011 |

    You should get your bunions checked out. They seem to be getting worse.

  • Faith

    March 25, 2011 |

    Love it! I was wondering if you would do a similar post 10 ways to wear a Maxi dress, since Summer will be here before we know it. Ideas on how to transition from day to night (shoes, jewelry, hats, scarves, general accessorizing) would be awesome!

  • Marija

    March 25, 2011 |

    Very interesting post ;)!
    In every combination you look great :)!

  • fshnonmymind

    March 25, 2011 |

    That first pic is my fav and you are making me crave a cute bow shoe, preferably in the form of a Valentino pump. 🙂

    I’ve been on the hunt for a nice white blazer and this post gave me all kinds of ideas. I love how creative you get!!

  • Liz

    March 25, 2011 |

    I LOVE this Blazer! you look awesome in all of them!

  • Sara

    March 25, 2011 |

    “I’m a real woman living in the real world.” This is why I love your blog!! There are so many bloggers out there who have beautiful blogs, outfits and images but come off as totally unrelatable to someone like me, who can’t spend the equivalent of a mortgage payment on fashion every month (nor would I want to, even if I could). You do a fantastic job of working with what you have, which I find much more difficult (but also more useful) than constantly adding things to my already packed closet.

    Love love love the shoes and dress in the first image!

  • Anonymous

    March 25, 2011 |

    I like it and i want to see Adriana Lima in the first combination…
    http://bit.ly/h4pYmU

  • Kelly

    March 25, 2011 |

    Every single way you styled this is gorgeous! I love it!!

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

  • allaboutalexx

    March 25, 2011 |

    Oh you’re just so frikin stylish woman! Lusting after so many of your pieces…. Too bad I’m a poor student!

  • Huda

    March 25, 2011 |

    love well tailored over sized blazer and yours is amazing and for bloody $10, real steal.

  • Kat

    March 25, 2011 |

    I love how you make it look different in each picture. Sometimes I think we become confined to viewing items in a certain way (because that’s how we’ve “always” worn them)… it’s good to mix and match.

  • Maria

    March 25, 2011 |

    I have a gorgeous nudey pink blazer which goes with everything, it is so versatile! I love the different combinations here and I am always in awe of your style and creativity 🙂 Very inspirational!

    Maria xxx

  • Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma

    March 25, 2011 |

    You always look amazing! love love love your style! And I hate that there are so many girls who are jealous of you leaving you rude comments so often!

  • The Socialite

    March 25, 2011 |

    You always look so good! Loved all the combinations. Be my stylist puh-lease?!

  • jennine

    March 25, 2011 |

    that is THE MOST perfect blazer… actually i don’t know many people who can rock blazers like you do… i’m always trying but it never works out. one day!!

  • Apt#34

    March 25, 2011 |

    I think my fave is the second to the last, but you rock all of them well girl, as always! (and yes, delete those nasty comments, boo on the haters! )

  • CraftyJules

    March 26, 2011 |

    I know this post was about the blazer, but I LOVE that first dress and all the sandals! Hot!

  • Allie

    March 26, 2011 |

    Oh no Maegan!! You’ve got those annoying ads that follow me down your page until I click out of it 🙁 Please fix this!!

  • Lela

    March 26, 2011 |

    Please give me your hair? Love this post!

    Lela London – Fashion Blog

  • katou

    March 26, 2011 |

    This blazer is really unique and so versatile i love it, so much inspirational outfits!!!!
    http://insidekatouscloset.blogspot.com/

  • The Blondiii

    March 26, 2011 |

    gorgeous photos and great ideas!

    http://theblondiii.blogspot.com/

  • Kimberlee

    March 26, 2011 |

    That jacket is an amazing steal! I love all the looks, I like how casual it can be with jeans or dress it up with a cute dress 🙂

  • Jessi

    March 26, 2011 |

    I love the stripes in the 11-5-10 pic. I’m all about the nautical looks this season, it seems… I’m on a mission to make that my pool theme (find any nautical bikinis, send the links my way!)

    Oh, btw… very happy to see your lovely stems on the Super Legs blog… I’ve always thought that your legs are just amazing!!

    xoxo J

  • Nicole

    March 27, 2011 |

    Wow, very impressive! I see suit ensembles like this all the time in thrift stores, but on the rack they look old and silly. But this post shows me that I should play around with those steals more often!

  • La Petite Olga

    March 27, 2011 |

    Thanks for the inspiration and great styles! Love how you styled the blazer!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Tiffany

    March 28, 2011 |

    This is why I love your blog- you constantly show how style doesn’t have to come with a high price-tag. You’re fabulous! (and a bad-ass remixer, too)

  • Poppy

    March 28, 2011 |

    You really know how to switch it up, that blazer looked fabulous with everything you paired it with.

  • peacelovenutrition

    March 31, 2011 |

    You’re gorgeous! Thanks for all the great idea on how to wear light blazers- I’ve been living in my black one and wanted a lighter one

    xo

  • One Day in April

    June 11, 2011 |

    Stunning! You look gorgeous!

    Melody x

    http://onedayinapril.wordpress.com