A casual tuxedo for any age. Oh hey, mostly kidding – this look is not for evening wear or the runway. But to enhance most days of our semi-casual lives, this tuxedo formula works a charm. A slim, classic-cut blazer makes any jeans outfit more polished, and more versatile (e.g., today I went to the dermatologist and found all my skin spots were benign!)
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The look just takes two minutes longer to assemble than a basic jeans-and-tee shirt. Instead of a cotton tee, choose a silky or drape-y top (this blue Pleione blouse was thrifted in Greenwich Village), and toss on a leather belt and your favorite blazer. Low blocky heels would be a stylish addition, and would dress you up a bit. I went with my not-so-basic snakeskin oxfords.
This jean style – cropped and wide and frayed – may not look so smart a year from now. They’re trendy and fun, but I also own straight-leg, dark-wash jeans that work for any day or event.
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You’ve styled this casual look perfectly Patti. I love it! Don’t you just love that flat shoes, be it sneakers, brogues, or loafers are on trend?
That is a lovely jacket, and it pairs so well with the wide leg jeans. If I wear jeans (which seems to be more often these days) I like to add a cool jacket to dress them up a bit.
I love a classic blazer and jeans combination! Those snake print lace ups look great with the slouchy jeans. Glad to hear your skin results came back clear!
Good morning Emma and thanks for your kind words and for coming over. Your houndstooth check is brilliant with bright yellow – you do color so beautifully! xox
I love throwing a blazer over a casual outfit, and your combo here looks fabulous!
I hope you have a fabulous week!
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Hi Amber and thanks for linking up. Your leopard plus tan plus red combination is classic and gorgeous! xox
I wear a casual tuxedo nearly every day—a blazer, tee, and jeans is my work uniform! 😉
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Hi Cheryl – I love the sound of your uniform! And your neutrals-outfit today looks so smart, xox.
You’re so good at casual chic.
Thanks Suzanne and thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful evening and kisses to the pug! xox
I have always liked a blazer with jeans. It’s amazing how a blazer elevates any outfit. Cool outfit!
Good morning Michelle and thanks for linking up. So glad to hear you’re feeling better and enjoying your style again! xox
I did a very similar vibe this weekend, with an orange blazer (and silver jeans!) – it’s a classic, Patti! I love the jeans, and you never know what’s going to be the new thing! They may be around for a while!
Thank you so much for hosting, Patti!
Good morning Sheila and thanks for linking up with your fabulous style. I love the orange blazer against your hair color, very cool! xox
A lovely casual look, Patti, those jeans look suitably funky!
Oh, I would love some of your Florida winter!
Hello Miss Cellany and how lovely to see you again! i like your Boden finds. The white dress is charming, and it’s good your friend pulled it from the piles for you, xox
Is there really anything better than a fitted black blazer? You’ve styled it my very favorite way–with jeans and a top. And your sneakers are SO cute. Thanks for hosting Patti!
Hi Darlene and thanks for coming by! Your jumpsuit with the lace bodice is really special, love that whole look, xox.
Love those fun jeans -im drawn to the button fly and style! I love a great blazer and the coolness of this look!
Hi Jess and thanks for linking up. Your “caramel” dress is so pretty and it flatters your coloring like a charm! Great boots too, xox.
Blazer and jeans is my favorite everyday look: you look wonderful! Well done 🙂 Kisses
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thank you Vale and thanks for coming by! You are gorgeous as ever, xox
This is such a nice look and so easy. Even just changing the top to something more “special” than a tee takes the outfit up a notch.
Good morning Kim and thanks for coming by. Love your mustard tee with blue jeans – a great look! xox
What a great casual look! love the polka dotted shirt!
Thanks Ellibelle and thanks for coming over. I agree with you about a classic cashmere sweater, they are a beautiful wardrobe staple. xox
I’m seeing a lot of those cropped wide legged jeans. I think I need to give them a try at my next opportunity, they look great and a nice alternative for warmer climates! Love this look – a classic!
Hello beautiful Kristin and thanks for coming by. You rock a hat perfectly, and your silver jewelry today is stunning! xox
I have those same jeans and just love how comfortable they are! Cheers for all your spots being benign!
Good morning Kelly and thanks for coming by. Love, love your polka dot dress, and how you nailed the Florida shopping dilemma too! xox
I like the cool vibe of this look! And so relaxed!
Thank you Nancy and thanks for linking up! I loved seeing the “copycat” looks on your post, very inspiring, xox.
Hi Patti, I’m very happy to hear you got a good report from your dermatologist! Love this polished casual look on you-those cute oxfords add a lot of personality!
Thanks so much, Di, for your kind words and for linking up. Love your classic and flattering neutrals! xox
Patti I LOVE that style of jeans, and the lace ups are fabulous! I finally found a minute to link up here before bed on a Sunday, thank you for hosting!
P.S. so glad to hear your skin spots were benign…!
Hello Catherine and how lovely to see you again! Thanks for linking up, and I am blowing you an air-kiss : > xox.