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floral spring dress + black structured jacket

You saw me style this floral print dress HERE for a casual and fun outing. I wanted to experiment with the same dress a little more to see how I could incorporate it into a casual work day at the office by adding a structured jacket. Isn’t it amazing how adding a blazer to your playful dress can change up the entire look? The black blazer adds a lot of structure and creates that “I mean business” vibe. It covers the dress enough to make you look presentable in a corporate environment and it still allows for those playful floral prints to peak out and add a ton of interest to the outfit.

I am also intrigued by this combination. Pairing a totally fun, trendy and playful dress with a timeless, investment piece can create such a well balanced, polished business casual look. Incorporating elements into your outfit that at first sight should have nothing to do with each other makes you more creative and keeps your clothing on a regular rotation.

This time of the year we are all getting very tired of the cold and most of us are probably itching to pull out those fun spring skirts and dresses. Layering is such a great way to get wear out of your lighter clothing without compromising your comfort on those chilly days. Although I like to enjoy layering in small portions as I like to maintain clean and chic lines in my outfits.

Have you tried to incorporate clothing that you normally would not even think of pairing together in one outfit?

What are your best tips for keeping lighter layers on rotation during the cold months?

outfit details

structured jacket – banana republic
floral print dress – chicwish c/o
pumps – nine west
belt – ann taylor

Photos by Rick Robillard

floral spring dress + black structured jacket

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    everything fit so perfectly, you look gorgeous.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • http://www.mixmatchfashion.com/ Tara | The Mix

    The shape of that dress is perfect on you!

  • http://www.fizzandfrosting.com Lauren {Fizz & Frosting}

    I really love this dress! The floral print is so pretty and the cut looks so great on you!
    Fizz and Frosting

  • http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/ ADA

    That dress is a stunner and I love that you belted it. I also love those pumps and I might have to buy them since I am looking for white pumps. Your closet has the most beautiful floral skirts and dresses, Bogi. =))

    I just started a linkup on Thursdays so come by and link up this pretty outfit. Thank you, Ada. =)

  • http://www.straightastyleblog.com/ Amy Ann Arnold

    Such a pretty dress. I love the floral!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com for seven seasons

    I love how structured this dress is! And the pattern is really beautiful and spring-y

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • http://pumpsandpushups.com/ Brooke & Erica

    Beautiful and classy (as always!).

    Erica
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

  • http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com/ Lindsey Puls

    Wow! This is a look I need to try out! I’ve never thought to pair a blazer with a dress like this. And this dress is absolutely stunning!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

  • http://sheelagoh.com Sheela Goh

    Whilst our sartorial styles may be opposite ends of the spectrum, Bogi, I am very appreciate of how chic and put together you always look. And I’m particularly in love with the vibrant print of your skirt. So delightful. I mean, dress xoxo

  • Happinessatmidlife

    This dress is so stunning with the blazer. You look stunning in this outfit!

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  • Public Lives, Secret Recipes

    Love this skirt!! Super cute! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com

  • http://www.simpleanddelish.com Christina :: Simple and Delish

    That dress is stunning – so flattering!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Whitney

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A PodLove your floral dress. It’s so versitile and fits you beautifully!

  • http://www.seekingsunshine.com/ Annessa Smith

    I love how polish this is as always! The print on the dress is fabulous and the blazer makes it perfect for work.

    Annessa / http://www.seekingsunshine.com

  • http://tresfly.blogspot.com jess z

    The print on the dress is so pretty. It looks great paired with a blazer.

  • http://www.cuteandlittle.com/ Kileen

    this dress is so beautiful and i love your pictures!

    kileen
    cute & little

  • rakhshanda

    Such a beautiful dress <3 Perfect for spring/summer!

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

  • http://lestylorouge.com/ Ashley White

    I’m such a huge blazer/jacket fan- loving these pumps here, too!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • http://aworldofdresses.com Nina Bosken

    I just love these photos! My outfit post was about putting a blazer with a fun dress too! How funny :) I’ll have to try a small belt the next time I do a blazer + dress look!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    A fabulous dress and I can see such versatility by changing up o some colored pumps or jackets. I just mignt need a pair of white pumps after seeing this, lol….

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      Oh, yes! you can definitely mix and match colors, types of jackets and accessories. This dress is super versatile. One wouldn’t think that but I get so much wear out of my white pumps. Have a wonderful day! Bogi

  • http://www.dousedinpink.com Jill

    That dress is so pretty and fun! Love it styled with the belted blazer for a classic look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Happinessatmidlife

    I love the blazer belted with this feminine look!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com