What T Shirts to Wear With a Grey Blazer?

by Julie-ann
(Ireland)

I have a grey blazer and I would like some help on what to wear it with. I love the style of the french on how they wear blazers in a casual way. I've also seen celebrities wearing blazers with t-shirts but not in grey. But the style of the jeans with a blazer with a t-shirt underneath, is very appealing.

What style of t-shirt could I wear under neath the blazer? I'm fair skinned so I'd be looking for colours to go with my colouring.

THANK U SO MUCH
Julie-ann



Hi Julie-Ann, you can definitely wear a grey blazer in the same way celebs and french women wear their black blazers.

What is the undertone of your skintone? Is it a bluish/pinkish (cool) or olive/peachy/golden (warm) fair color? Because a person can be fair skinned and still wear warm colors if their complexion has a warm undertone to it. You should double-check with the seasonal color analysis on this one.

August 2011 Update: Just wanted to update and say that mid-gray looks good on anyone because it's neither too dark or too light, giving it a neutral appearance. Learn more about neutrals and universal colors.

Here are different types of tees and t-shirts you can wear with your gray blazer:

Outfit Ideas with Tops and a Gray Blazer


Note: I chose a gray cropped blazer from Old Navy


How to wear a gray blazer
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1. Classic navy striped tee - gives off a chic Parisian look.
2. Basic V-neck tee - or you can opt for scoop or boat neck if you prefer something rounded. However a low'ish V-neck is more slimming and classy (but can accentuate a pointy chin). Rounded necklines widen your top half.
3. Tank top. I chose a floral top as it adds a feminine and chic feel to the blazer, but any tank top will do.
4. Polkadot top for a trendy and cute take on the blazer - You can even add a bright colored necklace to add a pop of color.
5. Oversized jersey tee if you prefer to look casual and don't mind the curvy look it wil give you.
6. Any graphic tee of your taste

Hope this helps!


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When to Wear a Dressy Ruffle Halter Top?

by Rebecca
(North Hills, CA, United States)

This is basically what the top looks like, except made out of cotton and not as fancy.

This is basically what the top looks like, except made out of cotton and not as fancy.

I have a dressy halter top that has ruffles on the top, and it looks too fancy for work but too casual for parties. When do I wear this and what do I wear it with?!


If the dressy top has large ruffles as the one in the picture, then it's definitely a statement garment that needs to be balanced and preferably tamed to suit the professional workplace.

You're right about the top being a tricky one - it looks too dressed up for work (unless you're the editor in a fashion magazine!). However it would work for semi-formal occasions (where men have to wear dress pants and shirts, and women a dress or a skirt combo). Just pair the blouse with a sexy and sleek black pencil skirt, wide belt, glitzy crystal stud or chandelier earrings and pair of stilettos, then you're good to go!


How to wear a dressy ruffle halter top to parties
Image courtesy: Ralph Lauren, Celebstyle

I don't know what your job position is or where you work, but I believe you can make the ruffle blouse work for you by taming it down with a basic, button down cardigan or vest, along with tailored dress pants and a leather handbag.

If your workplace is more relaxed and ruffles is completely your style, a pair of beige chino pants/shorts and wedge sandals would look good to create casual-preppy-flirty look. It's good to wear with denim jeans and bermuda denim shortsfor daily wear as well. I saw these two lovely outfits from J Crew and Ralph Lauren and got inspired:

How to wear a dressy ruffle halter top casually

The basic, wardrobe essentials help tone down a dress outfit - so make sure you secure all of them for situations like this! :-)

I hope I gave you some ideas!

Sincerely,


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