If you’ve been searching for ideas on how to shop for and style this season’s blazer, you’ve come to the right place. Today, with the help of my friends Nina, Andy and Julie, we’ve come up with 4 unique blog posts, each designed to inspire you to step into your own closet, and perhaps try out some new looks.
For this post, I put together 8 outfits, each one, styled back to my Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket. And once you’ve read my post, be sure to hop over and read up on how my fashionable friends are styling their favorite blazers, get fresh outfit ideas along with shopping tips from across the country, in this month’s collaboration from the Coast to Coast Style Collective.
A Wardrobe Workhorse
If you want to invest in a piece to wear for seasons to come, consider adding a blazer. A wardrobe workhorse, the blazer of today is available in every fabrication from sweater knit to faux leather – with all sorts of timeless, classic options. Also referred to as a “jacket”, this must-have topper has a place in any wardrobe, for any lifestyle. See the bottom of today’s post for a few of my favorites, at every price.
Shopping Veronica Beard
Of my 3 Veronica Beard Blazers, only one, my “Terre Jacket”, was purchased at full price. The other two, an orangey-red “Beacon Jacket” (pictured below), and a “Scuba Jacket” in black – new with tags – were both purchased secondhand.
Second-Hand Shopping Tip
Know your fit, in the silhouette you are ordering, as not all VB blazers fit the same. And though my usual size in Veronica Beard is a 6, I can range between a 4 and 8, depending on the silhouette. I have found fantastic deals on Veronica Beard pieces at Poshmark, ThredUp, RealReal, and local consignment shops.
For retail, I prefer to shop directly at VeronicaBeard.com as they offer some great promos when you get on their email list, along with a 20% off birthday discount.
8 Ways to Wear a Veronica Beard Scuba Dickey Jacket
Wrinkle-resistant and super comfortable, the Scuba Jacket, designed with stretch nylon fabric, zip pockets, and snap closures, is my go-to blazer for work, a night out, or in lieu of a cardigan or denim jacket. An iconic piece from the Veronica Beard Dickey Jacket Collection, this jacket becomes even more versatile, when you zip one of the many beautiful dickey options – like the denim dickey, I added into a few of today’s looks – into the jacket’s hidden zipper, behind the lapel.
1. Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket + Sweater Dress
2. Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket + Velvet Gypsy Skirt
3. add the denim dickey…voila!
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4. Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket + Slip Dress
5. Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket + VB Jeans + VB Mesh Top
6. Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket + Cashmere Hoodie Sweater + Jeans
7. zip in the denim dickey…boom!
8. Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket + Denim Dickey + Black Crop Trousers
Fantastic Blazers, at Every Price
Veronica Beard Dickey’s
More Styling Ideas from the Coast-to-Coast Style Collective
Here’s a look at what my friends in the Coast-to-Coast Style Collective are talking about.
- Nina @ Sharing a Journey: How to Style a Classic Navy Blazer
- Andy @ Pearls and Pantsuits: Best Blazers for Pear Shapes focusing on tips, tricks, and styles that work best for those of us with a little junk in our trunk
- Julie @ Fashion Trends and Friends: Top 6 Styling Blazer Trends Edit | Fall 2022
I hope you enjoyed our first Coast to Coast Style collaboration. We will be back the first Monday of each month, sharing our collective love of style, from the West Coat to the East, the South, and Midwest – whatever your style – we’ve got you covered. Until then, have a fabulous week friends, and thanks for stopping by!