Striped Blazer & Quilted Belt Bag

legallee blonde wearing white and black striped blazer and black chevron belt bag what to wear with a striped blazer

Stripes are such a classic pattern, and in a lightweight blazer they make the perfect piece for a summer work day. I’ve seen a few lightweight striped blazers hit stores this spring/summer so today I’m sharing how I style mine and some thoughts on what to wear with a striped blazer.

I got this striped blazer a few months ago (and am sharing two different ones in the widget below!) and have been waiting for summer to start wearing it to the office. This look is one I wore last week. As far as what to wear with a striped blazer; I always recommend sticking with a neutral slim-fit t-shirt or tanktop underneath and a classic black dress pants or a pencil skirt.

That said, you don’t need to keep everything basic when styling a striped blazer. Since it is a classic pattern you can easily incorporate one statement item to complete your look. Personally, I would go with a bold pair of pumps or a fun handbag.

black and white striped blazer with a quilted black fanny pack

If you’ve been reading LegalLee Blonde for a while, you’re likely aware of my love of belt bags… see exhibit A or exhibit B, haha. When it comes to my work wear, I’ve recently started styling belt bags over top of my blazers/suit jackets.

A belt bag over a blazer creates an additional flattering line to a work look. Blazers/suit jackets can be bulky and a bit shapeless, so belting them with a belt bag is a great way to create some shape. Plus, being handsfree when you’re running out for a coffee or carrying a number of files and documents around the office is such a sweet bonus!

In the widget below I’ve linked up my exact belt bag, and also two other similar ones at different price points! If you have been considering the belt bag trend but have been too hesitant to pull the trigger; these belt bags are all affordable and in a classic black chevron or quilted shape, are neutrals that will go with a number of outfits. The perfect starter belt bag.

black chevron belt bag

As far as the rest of my outfit today; my pants are my newest banana republic addition. They are the slimmest legging fit, and I’m not sure I’d wear them everyday to the office, but they are great go to for those days when d*mn it you just want to wear leggings and the world is forcing you to wear pants (… I know you know what I’m talking about haha).

My sunglasses and shoes are staples in my wardrobe that you’ve probably seen on here or at least in my instagram stories before. These sunnies are the perfect cat eye, and are under $25. I never spend a lot of money on sunglasses because I know I loose/break them all the time. This is actually my third pair of these exact sunnies! My shoes are my go to’s when I need a break from stilettos. I love the thicker heel and the suede material. All in all, this outfit is my favorite take on what to wear with a striped blazer.

blonde wearing striped blazer black fanny pack showing what to wear with a striped blazer

Alright lovelies. Let’s take this work week by storm. Do you all have busy work weeks ahead? This week is actually relatively slow for me; which means I’m going to focus on a lot of goal planning and list-making (seriously my favorite things. I am such a list addict). I’ve also really got to take some time this week to organize my upcoming travel plans. I head to LA for a couple of days on Sunday and I can’t wait!

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  1. passion fruit, paws and peonies July 9, 2018 / 12:14 am

    Ooooo I really love your stripy blazer! I have a to do list as long as my arm this week. Good luck with yours xx Maria

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks girl! And oh nooo, one of those weeks!! Good luck girl! Fuel up on coffee and don’t forget to take breaks and me time even though you’re busy! <3

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you so much! Have a great day!

  2. Maureen July 9, 2018 / 4:20 am

    Stripes are a classic and love how you styled your blazer! I personally love the look of a belt bag and have been eyeing a pair since its made a debut. This two items paired together is a unique look.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you so much Maureen!! I love finding ways to take classic style and classic pieces that are work appropriate and make them a bit more fashion forward.

  3. Cathy July 9, 2018 / 8:30 am

    This is such a cute combo! I love the belt bag with the stripe blazer!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:50 pm

      Thanks Cathy!!

  4. Dani July 9, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I love the addition of the belt bag! Haven’t adapted this into my wardrobe yet but I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect one!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:51 pm

      Thanks Danielle! And ahh I feel ya; it’s hard to take the plunge! I’ve got three now and definitely am loving them. I hope you find one you love!

  5. annaefox01 July 9, 2018 / 9:32 am

    Love the simplicity of this outfit, but those block heels are calling my name!

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Thank you so much! And yesss that block heels are so good! They do run a bit big though, so I would size down a half size if you’re ordering a pair! 🙂

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Thanks Lily!! Have a great start to your week!

  6. Angela July 9, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    OMG, Lee, will you *please* do a blog post or IGTV on listmaking? Like, what’s your process? Do you use listmaking apps? How do you prioritize? What happens if you don’t complete everything on your list? Do you reward yourself for completing tasks or is the completion its own reward?

    • Lee July 9, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Ummm, HECK YES. Haha I never would have thought anyone would want to hear about that, but I’d love to share. List making is absolutely my favorite. It’s the only way I can get anything done and if I don’t do one for the next day before bed I can’t sleep!

  7. miriam July 9, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    this is definitely a much more chic and fashionable fanny pack! i’m loving it!

    • Lee July 10, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Aw thank you! Glad you like it!

    • Lee July 10, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much!

  8. Tamara July 9, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Great look! The color tones of the photos are also lovely!

    Tammie
    whatoftheday.com
    @tamarasputri

    • Lee July 10, 2018 / 9:18 am

      Thank you so much!!

  9. Liz July 10, 2018 / 9:43 am

    That blazer and bag are too cute! I can already think of a million different ways to style them!

    • Lee July 10, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Thanks Liz!!

    • Lee July 11, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Thanks Ruthie! My belt bag love is so strong haha.

  10. Kelsey July 10, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I am loving that blazer! I bought a similar belt bag (fanny pack?) and have yet to style it! I love how you did here!

    • Lee July 11, 2018 / 7:57 am

      Aw thank you so much! Tag me when you style your belt bag/fanny pack (if you post on IG); I would love to see it!!

    • Lee July 11, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Aw thanks girlie! Parisian chic is my favorite! I’m so excited to be heading to Paris in the fall; i’ve literally already started planning my outfits.

  11. Ciera Chang July 11, 2018 / 8:20 am

    Absolutely love this striped blazer! Such a perfect outfit for work!

    • Lee July 11, 2018 / 8:28 am

      Thank you Ciera!!

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