Spotted / The Life Styled

About once a year I find myself at Zara buying a blazer that’s not black, white, or gray (what???). It’s always a moment where I question whether it’s something I’ll wear but for some reason I like it and I go for it. I’m serious, you can see other examples of this exact yearly habit from here, here, and here. Every single one of those times, I’ve doubted, and every single time I’ve been proven wrong after I find myself wearing it constantly. This one is no exception. I’ve been wearing it whenever I feel that the usual black isn’t the right choice (like a child’s birthday party for example) or when I’m in a more playful mood. Yes, this is as playful as I get when it comes to “color”. Let’s just accept it and move on. Do you have pieces that you doubted but end up being surprise hits in your wardrobe?

Spotted / The Life Styled

Spotted / The Life Styled

Spotted / The Life StyledZara bomber (similar here and here) / Madewell tee / Current/Elliott coated jeans (similar here & here) / Givenchy bag / All Saints boots (similar) / Michael Kors watch

Photography by Heather Kincaid


  1. I love this jacket on u. I bought a canary yellow blazer from the mall and yellow isn’t even my color. But I got the most compliments at work that day. I wear a lot of black and though I do wear color, people aren’t used to seeing me in a bright blazer. Usually the color is in lipstick, nails, jewelry and the shirts UNDER the blazers.

    1. thelifestyled 11/14/2014

      Thank you! That blazer sounds so cute. It’s amazing how much I wear these kind of “special” blazers considering how much black I usually wear. I’m with you – the lipstick and nails are the most color I’m usually comfortable with.