Outfit Idea: The Fitted Blazer and Simple Dress

As my dress obsession continues, so does my undying love for Smythe blazers.  A dress is easy, pretty and always looks great.  A well-cut blazer (such as Smythe) is a perfect way to give a simple shift some shape as well as make it appropriate for daytime wear (ie. the office, meetings, or luncheons).  What better way to start a Monday than to give you some inspiration for new looks to get you through the week, right?!

The best part about it being springtime is the abundance of bright and fun patterns and prints.  This is the time to play with patterned dresses and jackets.  Take two great pieces that are perfect on their own and combine them for a fab new look.  I love the versatility of a simple dress, and it is equally fun to take a cool jacket and find a bunch of different ways to wear it.  Who wants to let such fabulous pieces gather dust?

This DKNY Agnes Floral Slip Dress is ideal for a warm sunny day or night...

But mixing stripes and florals is always fresh and fun.  This dress would be even better with the chic Smythe Striped Peak-Lapel Blazer.  This blazer rocks!  It would look just as cool with jeans or shorts.

Leifsdottir's Ombre Quince Dress caught my eye... I am not sure why, but I am obsessed.  I would have to wear a long strand of pearls with it!

Or maybe the blood orange Smythe Shawl Collar Blazer - a bold color would be right on trend.

This 3.1 Phillip Lim String Strap Dress is gorgeous.  You could wear it to a wedding or with sandals...

The Smythe Contrast Collar Blazer would make it look even better.  Oh là là!

Not only are these pieces equally fabulous on their own or together, they will look good with a variety of shoes.  Chunky heels, sexy heels, platforms, skimmers, flat sandals... you name it.  There are so many options... the simple dress and blazer is versatility at it's best.

                                                                                                                              - Allison
*Photos courtesy of shopbop.com, anthropologie.com and neimanmarcus.com.

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