Last week I posted a casual way to wear red jeans, and I wanted to follow that up with another red jeans outfit that’s a little dressier.
You may not have anywhere to wear this type of outfit right now, but these are all wardrobe basics that can be mixed and matched in various ways, and classic pieces that you can have in your closet for many years.
I’m actually most excited about this black blazer.
I’ve been on the hunt for a versatile black blazer for ages… years, really. I’ve had a couple that I eventually passed on because they weren’t quite right, but I think I finally found that elusive unicorn!
This is the J.Crew “Going Out Blazer” in a stretch twill, and the quality is excellent. Read the reviews — they are fantastic.
It’s fully lined, and the lining is done right. The last blazer I thought I loved had a wonky lining that showed below the hem of the blazer. Friends, that’s a #nobueno.
I love how this blazer has no lapels, and the 3/4 sleeves are fun. You can cuff them, as I did here, or wear them plain.
It has a slim fit and a clean, open front (no buttons.) This keeps it from being too businesslike, and you can dress it up or down. Wear it with a dress or blue jeans or anything in between… like red jeans and a leopard sweater!
Best of all, this blazer is currently 40% off with code SHOPNOW, and shipping is free for J.Crew Rewards members.
It also comes in navy, red, and grey; and I have the 6, for reference.
These high rise ankle fray skinny jeans are 25% off at Bloomingdale’s, and they run true to size. They’re also made in the USA, which is awesome!
They have a 10.25″ rise and a 27.5″ inseam, and I keep meaning to chop off about an inch so they’re closer to a 26.5″ inseam, which looks more modern to my eye. This length works fine with these shoes, though.
I realize they’re still pretty spendy for red jeans, so I rounded up some other options at the end of this post.
It’s made of a super soft fine gauge cotton/rayon knit, and it feels really nice on.
I’m wearing the small, but I almost could use an XS. I’m actually hoping it takes up a little bit in the wash.
I did size down half for my narrow feet, but they’re TTS if you have medium or wide feet.
I kept my jewelry classic and understated. I figure the red jeans are loud enough, so I wanted the rest of the outfit to support them, rather than compete.
A 3/4 sleeve definitely calls for a bracelet or two, so I wore this textured gold bangle.
This outfit is definitely one you can play around with. Swap out the blazer for a cardigan for a more relaxed look, or a denim jacket would dress it down even more.
You can wear loafers or sneakers in lieu of the wedge sandals; and if the red jeans are outside of your comfort zone, black would be super chic, and blue jeans could totally work too.
blazer // leopard sweater // red jeans // wedge sandals // tote // earrings // necklace // bracelet
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photos: Alison Cornell