Since I have not been able to post as often as I would like, I have finally caved and joined Pinterest. This means that I can easily and quickly add photos of style inspiration for your (and my) enjoyment. I will have a new post up here in the next couple days, but until then, check out the looks that I am loving at www.pinterest.com/practicalstyl. Thanks for your patience with my erratic posting schedule!
It's time for the Oscars! Tomorrow I will be on the couch with Jane & Therese watching hours of televised red carpet footage and tweeting my/our reactions to the outfits. Join the conversation by following me on Twitter @practicalstyl.
For an evening look, the other outfit pieces should be dressy on their own and not rely only on the blazer. I tucked a silky, dark grey, cowl neck shell into a burgundy lace pencil skirt and finished with a delicate, silver beaded necklace. There should be no loose layers hanging out from underneath the blazer and the only time the sleeves should be cuffed is to show off a beautiful bracelet.
A good rule of thumb is to soften your edges wherever possible for a casual look and crisp your edges wherever possible for a dressy look. A blazer will dress up most outfits, but don't rely on it completely to elevate the look- your clothing base should always reflect the look you are going for and the additional layer should be only for polish.