In the past, I used to always think of blazers as a piece worn mostly for work or in an office setting. I would steer clear of them in my everyday wardrobe and layer with cardigans and jackets instead. But lately, I have been coming around to the fact that blazers are a great investment piece for elevating an everyday look and are a chic layering piece. They really dress up a casual look without being too dressy and I am especially loving if they can add a pop of a print to a more basic outfit. Right now, because the holidays are nearing, plaid is more in than ever so adding a plaid blazer to your wardrobe makes perfect sense! But you can’t go wrong with a solid colored blazer too.

LOFT”s current sale is 50% off select styles and 40% off everything else with code BOO! Also there is Free Shipping and this sale ends Tuesday, October 29, 3AM EST.

Top (S) // Blazer (6 Petite) // Denim Leggings (29 Petite)

For this look, I am taking a long sleeve tee, jeans and mules look and really taking it up a notch with a LOFT blazer!

First of all, you know my love for all things puff sleeves, so that’s why I picked up this cute tee. What I love about this tee is that it is cute on it’s own, yet the sleeve does not add bulk underneath a blazer. But can we also talk about these cozy denim leggings?! Where have they been all my life!? They are made from the softest material, are nice and stretchy and did I mention they feel so soft!? They also hug your leg like a legging, but are actually denim! I am 5’4″ with shorter legs and always go for LOFT’s Petite length denim!

I definitely think that getting the right fit for your blazer is essential in making sure that it looks clean and crisp! At LOFT, I am typically a size Small (4 or 6) in tops, but I realized that for blazers, I prefer to get Petite sizing for a shorter arm length. I appreciate that LOFT has options for Petite, Regular, Tall and Plus to fit the needs of different body types and heights. I’m linking up some of my favorite blazers that they have out there right now below:

Another way you could style this blazer is with a blouse, work pants and pumps for an office look or you could even wear it with a sweater, blue denim and sneakers or booties for another smart casual everyday look.

Thank you to LOFT for sponsoring this post! All opinions expressed are 100% my own.