August 6, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | in Jeans and a Blazer for Work

The Work Wear Challenge opened on Monday so I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my favorite ways to dress up jeans to make them office appropriate.  Colored denim can work great for a business casual office environment.  The key is to pair it with sophisticated separates like a white button down and blazer.  Outfits like this make me *almost* wish I worked in an office again!

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[Blazer:  Similar/Jeans:  Similar/Shirt:  Similar/Purse:  Same/Heels:  Same/Necklace:  Similar/Sunglasses:  Same/Watch:  Same]

If heels aren’t your cup of tea, swap them out for a pair of ladylike sling back flats, like these.

steve madden leopard sling back flats

 [Leopard Sling Back Flats]

A look like this would work just as great with your favorite refined dark wash skinny jeans.  This pair would look great with a bright blazer like the one below.

[Classic Dark Wash Skinny Jean]

This radiant orchid blazer is the perfect partner for those dark wash skinny jeans and it’s ON SALE.

[Radiant Orchid Blazer]

Finish the look off with a pretty statement necklace in complementary colors to tie the outfit together.

[Mint and Pink Bar Necklace]

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Registration for the Work Your Work Wear Challenge is now open.  This challenge will include a shopping list of work wear basics plus three weeks worth of business casual outfits delivered to your inbox daily.  Sign up before regular registration opens to get the lowest rate.  Check out a sneak peek of two outfits from the challenge and learn all about the challenge here.


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

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That’s it, now go have some fun!

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  • Shay Shull

    Such a cute outfit! I need to remember to wear my black blazer more. You make it look so effortless. XO

  • Blaire Bingham

    Look at your new site! It’s so pretty! Very functional too, nice job! I love this outfit because it is so polished as well as stylish. Thanks for hosting the link up.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • Jill

    Your new site layout and colors are so pretty! Love this workwear look!


  • Susan Jeffries

    Beautiful outfit Alison! I am in the market for a fall blazer and I love the orchid choice! It is still ok to rock last year’s color in 2015? I hope so!! I love this shade!! Blessings!! Susan

  • jolynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife}

    I looooove your new site design!!! When did that happen!!!????? Gorgeous, really matches your brand perfectly. I just want to sit here and stare at it all day. LOL!!!

  • Caitlin @ Greater Than Rubies

    Gorgeous look! I love the mint with the leopard. Thanks for hosting us, Allison! Have a great week :)

  • Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    Love this look! It’s professional but so stylish and fun with the colored jeans. Yeah, sometimes I almost wish I was working again so I could dress up in more chic work clothes. Btw, LOVE the new design of your blog! Great color palette. ~Cynthia

  • Kathy

    Love this outfit! Can’t wait for the challenge to start.

  • Rachelle

    This is such a great work look. Love your colored jeans.


  • Laura

    I love the new blog look! It’s gorgeous! And the mint and leopard combo is really something I need to try! Very cute!

  • Alice

    Love the mix of mint with leopard print! What a great color and pattern mix.

  • Natalie

    Have always loved the jeans and jacket look with either a T-shirt or white shirt! Have just bought a lovely pair of orange denims (a big first for me) and definitely going to pair it with my white shirt and navy jacket!! Thank you for the spark! x

  • Ashley

    Blazers are my jam!
    Love this outfit on you- you look super chic! :)


  • Debbie

    Love this! The blazer fits you so well and looks fabulous on you. Blazers are such a perfect way to dress up just about anything!

  • Lexi

    Love this look!! It’s so cute with the colored jeans and leopard shoes!


  • Anna Belle

    I love that work casual look – I need to experiment more with interesting pants (mostly colored denim, I suppose…)! Plus, love the site design!

  • ADA

    First of all, I am in love with the new awesome re-design of the blog. WOW. Totally matches the name of the blog.

    This outfit is so chic. Love the color of those pants and I agree about those leopard pumps dressing up the look. =) The leop flats you linked to are totally cute, also. =)

    Pleasure linking up, pretty lady!

  • Charnele

    I love the denim and blazer look for work. I wear it all the time because I work in a more creative field! You look fabulous !

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

  • Amy Ann

    You always look so polished and put together and this outfit is no exception. It’s amazing how styling one piece differently can create a whole different vibe. Also, I LOVE the new blog design!!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  • Happiness at Mid Life

    Jeans are a big no no for my office but these look great on you! I love it mint paired with the leopard.


  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

    A cropped blazer & jeans ensemble will ALWAYS be my favorite look in and out of the office….and you nailed it as always Alison!!!


  • Sarah @ Tucker Up

    Such a timeless look! And I am so in love with your new blog layout and design!

  • Tatiana

    I really love this look. it’s the perfect casual work attire. The color combo and accessories are perfect on this look. You even put your hair up for a professional look. You look so pretty Alison.

  • Monica

    You look so polished and so adorable! Great color combo. Thanks for hosting!

  • Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz

    LOVE those pants on you! You seriously rock em girl!

  • Saxon

    I have several blazers and love the look, but have not really worn them very much. If, I mean WHEN, I get this new job, I plant to wear them a lot! 😉

  • Lana

    I love the colored jeans paired with the blazer, and your accessories are perfect!

  • Janise

    Love this outfit, Alison! A perfect look for casual Friday!!!

    Mama in Heels
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  • Amanda

    Perfect for work– I love how the pants add some color for summer and the leopard heels are just awesome. Great outfit!

  • Sarah C

    I love the color of those jeans, I need a pair just like them, yep I need, not want :) Although my pocketbook needs a little rest after the NSale!

  • Whitney

    You look so well put together and chic. Love it! And your site looks GREAT! So clean. :-)


  • Marta C

    What a great business casual look!! So chic and polished plus the bold pants add an element of fun!!
    P.S. I tried to send an e-mail but not sure it was sent just wanted to let you know your new blog look is so fab and thanks for all of your inspiration Alison! Hope you are having a wonderful week:)
    Marta, xo

  • In Mama’s Wardrobe

    I’m hoping to return to work soon Alison so will need to follow this series closely! I think this look will become a staple of mine too! Thank you as always for being a wonderful hostess! Ax

  • Lauren

    I absolutely love the mint denim paired with the leopard heels. Such a chic look!

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  • Ginnie

    Love this outfit, Alison! It all looks very pulled together, perfect for a casual office. I have a non-fashion related question for you. Are you using WordPress, and if so what theme do you use? I want to change up my blog a bit to make it a little cleaner. Thanks:)

  • Martin

    Oh wow, what an amazing look for work! I love the combination of the blazer with the jeans and the bag!! Really well done!! :)

  • Jessi

    I wish I could wear skinnies to work!! So cute! And I LOVE the new blog design!


  • tealady3

    CUTE, love the blazer

  • Carylee

    I wondered if skinny cut jeans were too much for a “work” outfit, but you prove that it is possible and definitely works. Great polished silhouette! Thanks for hosting!

  • Annette

    That is a great look for the office – and trendy at the same time, I love it.
    Your new blog layout is fantastic, it is structured, userfriendly and I love the light colours!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Kristin

    Super chic! Love the blazer!

  • Shaunacey

    love the entire outfit! I’m so excited for the work wear challenge!!

  • Stella

    Wonderful look for work! Blazer are always a good choice!! And I love you’re chosen slingpumps.

  • Morgan

    Love how you put this together, it looks perfect!

  • KC Saling

    I totally love the jeans and blazer look, and the colored denim just dresses it up so much! I wish I could wear something besides my uniform to the office so I could wear this, but I think I could totally get away with it on the conference days I’m not presenting!