remix and rematch, part 5

It is time for another remix and rematch post, Fashion Huntress style!

These posts are all about showing how I’ve been rotating some favorite pieces to refresh outfits and make them look new again. Rotation is a key part of keeping your looks fresh, while still being budget friendly. In this post, I feature two basic black pieces that I rotate regularly: black leggings and a black blazer.

If you want to see my previous editions of remix and rematch, you can click here, here, here, and here.

Blazer: Forever 21 (approx $20)


Leggings: Old Navy (approx $10)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) You cannot go wrong with a black blazer at work. I think blazers instantly dress-up any look, especially for work. They are also a great way to make sleeveless dresses work appropriate, so you can get more use out of them. Though the Forever 21 blazer pictured here is not particularly “high-end,” I love the ruffled shoulders and stand-up collar. The structural details add a lot of visual interest to any outfit, and can make casual dresses look more formal. I also like the short sleeved blazer for spring and summer to keep cool. However, it also transitions well to fall and winter by simply adding long sleeves underneath.

2) Black leggings and tights are essentials here in Chicago, especially if you’re like me and insist on wearing skirts and dresses year round. Tights and leggings are one of the easiest ways to transition your skirts and dresses through the various seasons. Leggings in particular are a good way to combat office air conditioning in summer and still wear your dresses and skirts. My Old Navy leggings have been washed hundreds of times, and just now, after four years, have a tiny hole! …and let’s be honest, I love them, so I’ll probably just toss a stitch in them to make them as good as new. I don’t think you have to spend a fortune on leggings. Just get a pair that you like that you can wash and dry without worry of pilling (none of this hand washing business). I like Old Navy for leggings, as well as the brand Hue, which can be found at Nordstrom Rack.

Happy Monday, readers! Thanks for visiting!!

27 replies to “remix and rematch, part 5

  1. I love the whole dress/skirt and leggings look, especially with a cute pair of ballet flats like yours.
    Those pants. I need them in my life!

    Can i ask what camera you use? Your images are super clear.

    B x

    1. They may still be available online- I wonder if Ann Taylor ships internationally? Not sure, but they are so cheerful and fun! I basically live in printed pants/colored pants/leggings lately!

      In regards to a camera, I use my iPhone. I had attempted to use a real camera but it was a lot of work when I was trying to upload and because I’m generally on a quick break, it’s easiest to reach for my phone!

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