Polka Dot Top + Striped Blazer.

To play the style game, you have to be able to remix.

Working and reworking what you already own not only stretches your closet (and decreases the cost-per-wear of each item), but gives you the opportunity to wear old pieces in new ways.

I’ve worn everything you see here before; nothing is brand new. Most of the pieces have been featured on the blog before. But I wanted to create something new + fresh for a night out. I started with this black and white polka dot corset top, and paired with a striped blazer in the same color fam. Instant interest in the form of a print mix. The rest of was easy: super skinny jeans, orange pumps, and a colorful arm stack featuring my often-worn pave links bracelet from BaubleBar.

striped blazer, polka dot top, orange pumps
Top- Alice + Olivia (similar here and on sale here); Blazer- Wallis (old; similar here and here); Jeans- Genetic Denim (similar on sale here); Pumps- Aldo (old; similar here); Pave Links Bracelet and Red Bangle– BaubleBar; Orange Bangle- Kate Spade
striped blazer, polka dot top, orange pumps
Top- Alice + Olivia (similar here and on sale here); Blazer- Wallis (old; similar here and here); Jeans- Genetic Denim (similar on sale here); Pumps- Aldo (old; similar here); Pave Links Bracelet and Red Bangle– BaubleBar; Orange Bangle- Kate Spade
striped blazer, polka dot top, orange pumps
Top- Alice + Olivia (similar here and on sale here); Blazer- Wallis (old; similar here and here); Jeans- Genetic Denim (similar on sale here); Pumps- Aldo (old; similar here); Pave Links Bracelet and Red Bangle– BaubleBar; Orange Bangle- Kate Spade
striped blazer, polka dot top, orange pumps
Top- Alice + Olivia (similar here and on sale here); Blazer- Wallis (old; similar here and here); Jeans- Genetic Denim (similar on sale here); Pumps- Aldo (old; similar here); Pave Links Bracelet and Red Bangle– BaubleBar; Orange Bangle- Kate Spade

The white base makes this a little pre-spring (one could totally justify wearing this in April/May/June, no?), but the blazer over the top and full shoe make it fine for January. Weaving in some color (an orange shoe, a few colored bangles, a red lip, etc.) adds another layer to the outfit, and gives you the option to work in your favorite brights.

Speaking of red lip, I went with a super saturated pout. Check it out:

red lips, polka dot top
A shot from my Instagram. Liner- NARS in Jungle Red; Lipstick- Bite Beauty in Cranberry

The lip stayed all night long, despite dinner and multiple cocktails. Love a lip with staying power.

Linking up with Fizz & FrostingMore Pieces of Me + On the Daily Express, Get Your Pretty OnStyle ElixirThe Pleated Poppy, and Life’s a Party Dress Like It.

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    1. Hi girls, my hair is just up in the high ponytail, but it’s so long the pony brushes my shoulders, haha. 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment!

  1. What a gorgeous outfit. I am saving it for inspiration. Once I find a Blazer like this, I will keep this in mind. I always love to mix+match Stripes with Polka Dots especially in the Black+White family. Your hair looks great like that, also. And your pout is perfect and bright. =)

  2. Ooh, I love the strips and the polka dots together! I’m always so bad about mixing patterns, but this is definitely something I’m going to try soon. It’s always so fun to pull things out of your closet you haven’t worn in awhile! Love the black and white with the bold color of the pumps. And you look so pretty with red lips! Your teeth are so white I’m so jealous!!! : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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