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I’ve had this brocade blazer from Macy’s for years and have never worn it once. The cropped length was a challenge; it just didn’t go with anything I owned. I often thought of getting rid of it, but love the fabric so much I kept wanting to give it a chance.
While picking out clothes for the workweek last weekend, it dawned on me to try it with a longer top underneath. I think I heard once long ago that it was a fashion no-no to let the top underneath show at the bottom, but now it seems, from what I see at the mall, that “layering” is currently all the rage.
I’ve always found it odd how frequently things that were once total fashion faux pas become huge trends later on. That’s another reason why I am so thankful to not feel constrained by “the rules.” I get to decide for myself what looks good, and I don’t have to throw things out after a year because they’ve gone “out of style.”
I really like the way this outfit works. And when it once again becomes a sin to let your lower layer show, you can bet I’ll still be doing it.
The necklace and bracelet, from New York & Co., are not really things that I would wear on my “own time” but I thought they would be great as feminine but bold work-appropriate pieces.