Styling a red blazer with leather pants for work

Statement piece: Red blazer

The red blazer was the signature piece of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. She would wear it with a black straight mini skirt or black pants. After her election, many young women dressed for fun in the mid night sun run in a red blazer.
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A red blazer is an eternal classic. It looks great with jeans, a chambray shirt and leopard print pumps. A very classic office look to revisit once in while.

Doubling on the statement pieces: Red blazer plus leather pants

Today’s OOTD incorporates two statement pieces: Said red blazer and leather pants.

#midlifestyle mature woman in blazer with leather pants
I.N.C. leather pants with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, statement smoky quartz flower buckle with studded leather belt, Manolo Blahnik booties, and hot red blazer (all own)
#accessories chic fashion belt
Zoom-in on statement belt with studs

Style your outerwear for a great first impression

It is still cold in Alaska. For the commute to work, I added pieces that all have brown shades and added red gloves and a red floral scarf to tie the red booties into the outfit. See here again the red repeats in the outerwear.

#midlifefashion over 40 years old woman in work appropriate outerwear
Coat with striped print, silk cashmere scarf, LeatherCoatsEtc leather gloves, Michael Kors leopard print bag, Manolo Blahnik booties, Russian hat (all own) worn over the outfit shown in the first photos of this post

For other ways how to style a red blazer see classics revisted, and revisiting the classics. For more inspirations and an important tip on how to style leather pants for work see the posts at the links.

#fashionover50 posh chic work outfit with blazer and leather pants
I.N.C. chocolate brown leather pants with red wool blazer, statement belt, brown GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, and Manolo Blahnik booties (all own)

Hot red blazer with pants make a great work outfit

In this OOTD, I went for chocolate brown and repeated the brown with the belt and layering top. I framed the outfit with red booties.

Do you own a red blazer? How do you style it?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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