Not So Mellow Yellow

legallee blonde fashion blogger wearing yellow blazer and striped culotte pants

Leave it to J Crew to create a well-fitted, well-made blazer in a ridiculously fun bright color. I am head over heels in love with this yellow blazer and today wanted to talk all about styling bold pieces for the office and what to wear with a yellow blazer! … And yes, you may have caught in my instagram stories that I wore this exact outfit to the office last week! I had a (rare) day out of Court getting to prep for trial, and this outfit was perfect for that.

legallee blonde fashion blogger what to wear with a yellow blazer and striped culotte pants what to wear with a yellow blazer

When you find a bold item, like this yellow blazer, it can be tempting to ‘tone down’ the rest of your outfit, especially when you are styling it for work. The thing is though, that bold-on-bold can actually work really well and create an outfit that is chic and exudes professional confidence.

The key is to stick with pieces that bold because of their pattern or color, but that still have a professional tailored shape. It’s why this blazer works so well… and so do the striped culottes!

In Friday’s post I talked about how culottes are a summer work day staple. And they really are! I’ve now got four pairs in my closet and can’t recommend them enough as a great way to update your wear-to-work wardrobe for summer.

The striped culottes are a perfect compliment to the yellow blazer. When thinking about what to wear with a yellow blazer, navy is a classic option. For a more bold ‘what to wear with a yellow blazer’ outfit, the ‘bankers stripe’ look (as we have in these culottes) is a great choice.

I went with all white pieces to finish off this look; a classic white button down shirt and my new favorite white heels. I know you are probably sick of seeing them on the blog but they are just so freaking comfortable. I have never found cheap heels that are comfortable so these were a such a pleasant surprise!

And that’s it for today’s outfit! I’ve got a very busy Monday ahead (and entire rest of my week quite frankly) but having spent the weekend camping with friends at Harrison Lake I feel really recharged and ready to take the week on!

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34 Comments

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Thank you so much!!

  1. thesweetestclementine June 25, 2018 / 3:51 am

    J. Crew is seriously the best! Love this yellow color on you.

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 7:35 am

      I totally agree! I own way to many pieces from JCrew, I just love them! And thank you so much! <3

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Thanks Shauna! I can totally see you rocking this outfit – you look amazing in bright colors!

  2. Dani June 25, 2018 / 9:01 am

    I have been so into yellow lately, especially for summer! Love the blazer.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Same here! It just instantly improves your mood. Thanks girl! <3

  3. Savvy Southern Chic June 25, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    This is a fabulous look. I would definitely wear that blazer to my office. I agree that structure allows you to wear more bold pieces and still be professional.

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 6:15 pm

      Aw thank you so much!!

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 6:15 pm

      Aw that is so sweet! Thanks girl!! Hope you had a good Monday!

  4. Cathy June 25, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I love those pants, they’re so cute!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Lee June 25, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much Cathy!

  5. Ruth June 25, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Ooohhh this look is fabulous lady! I love that it could be worn to work and go to drinks after! It’s so versatile which makes it even better!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • Lee June 26, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  6. Shira Rosenbluth June 25, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    That blazer is everythingggg!

    • Lee June 26, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you Shira!!

  7. Jamaria Johnson June 25, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Yellow is my favorite color so I am definitely drooling over this blazer! Love it!

    • Lee June 26, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      Aw thanks! It’s definitely a pretty blazer!

  8. Ashley June 26, 2018 / 9:01 am

    Yesss, lady- this blazer is SO good and I just love the way you styled it!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Lee June 26, 2018 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks so much Ashley!!

  9. sandy a la mode June 26, 2018 / 9:20 am

    This is so chic! I love this look on you, I need to get pants like those!

    • Lee June 26, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      Thank you so much girl! And yes you so do!

  10. Greta Hollar (@greta_hollar) June 26, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    If I worked in an office this would be my uniform! It’s so fashionable and chic while also professional.

    • Lee June 27, 2018 / 7:08 am

      Thanks girl!! Hope you’re having a great week!

  11. sarah lindner June 28, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Loving that color blazer! Just perfect for the summer and looking super chic!

    • Lee June 28, 2018 / 10:47 am

      Thank you so much! I never thought I’d like a bright yellow blazer, but Im definitely hooked!

  12. Angelle June 30, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I love JCrew blazers!! I have a white linen one and I am obsessed! Love that mustard one. It’s so pretty on you!

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    • Lee July 1, 2018 / 11:02 am

      OOO I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a white blazer for the past month, a Jcrew linen one sounds so beautiful!

    • Lee July 2, 2018 / 10:06 am

      Thank you so much Jess!

  13. Lauren July 2, 2018 / 11:23 am

    Really love the pop of yellow with this outfit! Perfect for office to drinks!
    xx
    Lauren

    • Lee July 2, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      Aw thank you Lauren!

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