Long before the pandemic hit, we were planning our first-ever TME Conference.
Not just a contributor visit (we’ve had those before…they’re the BEST), but a real-deal, legit conference planned for our team. Thennnn well, you know. SO, conference rain-date TBD, but one of the things we had planned for the team’s visit was also a photoshoot. Remember when we all got together to shoot our Holiday Style Guide? Yep. Just like that.
Ready For My Close-Up: 9 Ways To Rock A White Blazer (Even If It’s Just For Video Calls)
So, if you’re thinking this would be something you’d like now for conference calls (or at-home chic as Julieta says), maybe consider snapping it up. OR just bookmark this post for ideas for later!
One of Shana’s evil (yet genius) ideas was to have everyone try a white blazer. Laura was the first to discover this one by Gibson, and it’s shockingly good. We thought it would make for the perfect group post. Just because we can’t be side-by-side right now to shoot it (sob!) we still wanted to show you all how we’d style it. And VERY conveniently, it’s currently on sale.
Here are nine ways to rock a white blazer a la Team TME…enjoy!
Laura’s Take: With (Surprise) All Black
A white blazer has been a favorite of mine for years now — they make spring and summer outfits look so fresh and polished. This one is so so comfy, stretchy and a great mid-weight jacket. It’s perfect for travel, too. I like to throw it over my favorite joggers and a tank for summer, but this time of year a black band tee (Bowie forever), black straight leg jeans and wedge sandals is one of my very favorite looks.
Cam’s Take: Tailored, Yet Casual AF
I had a tux-style white blazer for years. I bought it from a consignment shop and just loved it’s very formal, clean look. As much as I wanted to wear it all of the time, I found that I didn’t…because, well…it was a little too formal and clean looking. ha! Also, it lost a couple of buttons and that was that. It just hung in my closet, fabulous and lonely. Now, in walks this delicious little white blazer and I. AM. SHOOK. It’s almost like wearing a sweatshirt, so that makes it a winner already, but that’s not all! The cut, while being super tailored-looking, is also unassuming and casual. I can wear it with a pretty top, my favorite jeans and a pair of sneaks, so yes. I really like this thing.
At first blush, this blazer seemed a little outside of my comfort zone. I do blazers, but the stark white felt a little too precious for me. And then, much like Cam, I put it on and was totally converted. (Ok, I lie: when I first put it on, I was wearing sweats and an oversized T and I wasn’t impressed in the least. Turns out pairing it with real, tailored pieces that are meant to be worn out of the house is key. Ha! Who knew…) Just to keep it SUPER simple (read: something I would actually wear) I decided to treat it like I would a leather jacket and throw it on over a monochromatic pairing of a black T and jeans, with sleek kicks. Unlike a leather jacket, it feels polished, professional and spring/summer-ready. Totally convinced!
Blazer (XS/TTS) | Tee (Similar) | Jeans (exact style + wash, mine just have a slightly more tattered hem; size up one) | Adidas (TTS – SO comfy, and lighter than they look) | Farfalle Pasta Necklace (Similar) | St. Christopher Pendant (family heirloom, but this is almost identical) | Long Necklace (Similar) | Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Kat’s Take: Black on Black
I tend to gravitate toward all-black outfits and what I love about this blazer is that it takes my black-on-black to the next level. I love the cut of the neckline and the polka dot lining is super cute as well (you can see it peeking out by my wrist). The Gibson Blazer does come in extended sizes, however, it’s not available in white. Instead, I ordered this beauty in a size XXL and wish I could have sized up. But I still love how clean and crisp the white looks! I paired this blazer with my fav black jeans from Good American, a classic black tank, my uber-cute belt from Target and my new obsession: multi-colored snake patterned mules from Steve Madden! Unfortunately, the heeled mules are already sold out, but the same pattern is available in a low-heeled mule! Now that I’ve styled it all up, I definitely recommend giving the Gibson blazer a try!
Julieta’s Take: At-Home Chic
Nothing better than a blazer over a tee, jeans, and sneakers to make things look chic. I ditched my usual white tee for a more flattering color for my complexion and added a belt to give the illusion of a smaller waist (a foolproof trick that works on most body types).
Shana’s Take Part 1: For the Office
Someday, when we can all go back outside (and dear god please soon because my makeshift ‘bedroom office’ is currently driving me crazy)…this white blazer lightens up my typical all-black pieces in a workwear outfit perfect for summer (even if the air conditioning is cranked up). I was also impressed by how comfortable this knit blazer is — it feels almost like a sweatshirt or a cardigan and is not dissimilar from my James Perse sweatshirt-blazer (but a fraction of the cost). Like my James Perse, I prefer the fit really slim and mod, so I’m wearing a XS Petite.
Shana’s Take Part 2: Date Night
I love what this white blazer does for my usual cut-offs and silk tank. This is one of my go-to outfits in the summer, but I typically wear it during the day with my tan Saltwater sandals. Throwing on heels and this comfy white blazer makes this look party-ready.
Jess’ Take: The ‘Ladies’ Night Out
And by ‘ladies’ I obviously mean the ta-tas. I know, I know, it’s a li’l much, but in my defense, it felt good to let them breathe and to see them in something other than a sports bra and a stained slouchy sweatshirt. Otherwise, I’d say Cam’s ‘Casual AF’ description is accurate for the rest of my outfit: a pair of cropped/destroyed jeans and my favorite non-slipper essential footwear: my Cole Haan oxfords.
Scotti’s Take: Boyfriend Jeans & Accessories
I love a good blazer (I like the structured shoulders and softness and stretch of this one) and the white makes it a little less workwear and a little more summer. This look would basically work with any pair of jeans (or shoes for that matter), depending on where you were going. I’d add high-waisted jeans and pumps for a girls’ night out or ripped denim and strappy sandals for date night. The outfit I’m wearing would be perfect for brunch…and that sounds oh so good right about now.
p.s. I usually steal Shana’s pieces to play along for stuff like this, but we’re VERY serious about our social distancing right now. (;