Seems like I have quite the affinity for gray and black lately. I wore this for a recent lunch date with a few of my favorite local bloggers. Since it was a workday I wore my best “power lunch” attire (hence the gray and black – my go-to work color palette). Isn’t it funny how bigger pieces equate to “more power” in fashion? I always go to a strong-shouldered blazer like this one when I want to be taken seriously. Do you think it’s because it makes us appear more masculine? An unfortunate reality probably, though I do love playing with menswear. I like that idea that one doesn’t have to dress femininely to feel confident.
These shades play into that masculine vibe. They’re via cool new subscription-based service called SubApollo that sends you two pairs of sunglasses each season based on your style and preferences. Given my fickle taste in sunglasses, $15 a box seems a drop in the bucket, and I loved the styles they sent to me. Stay tuned for how I style the other ones in future posts!
SubApollo sunglasses (c/o – use code ‘VDAY’ to share a second subscription with a friend!)
Maya Brenner necklace
Equipment blouse (also love this one – on sale!)
Express blazer (old, similar)
Love the sophistication a blazer adds to an outfit!
Kate Style Petite
I need more power blazers like this one!
xo – katestyleptetite.com
I love a good power blazer!!
I have been loving this trend lately. Such a fun, modern take on the suit and you do it so well. I always love your work inspired looks.
Straight A Style
Great timeless look!
I think menswear with a woman’s sense of style is the perfect combination for power! This look definitely commands a room.
Oh, you weren’t kidding – this really IS a power blazer. I love it! The contrasting collar is perfection and you wear those sunglasses so well too!
Wow what class! I’m obsessed w your blazer & the way you styled it. So chic!
I do love blazers, the subtle pinstripe in this once gives it a lot of character. It’s hard to go wrong with classic pieces and you do look like you mean business.
Chic on the Cheap
Love this silhouette – and yes blazers have the ability of turning one into a super woman. You are rocking this look.
Never underestimate the power of a woman with a fabulous blazer! Love the edgy, sophisticated, and smart look dear.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
sonia // daring coco
I never thought about this before but you might be onto something sadly. Blazers do have a stronger sense of voice when it comes to corporate or business.
This is a unique and classy look. you kill this outfit. Love the sort of blazer u choose.
Keep going girl! Love all your looks!
Greets from Austria!
That’s a great blazer.