As temps continue to dip, I wanted to share another holiday outfit idea that is both office-appropriate and warm! This is a New England-inspired look with preppy, buildable layers and mix-and-match details. It could also be a festive but classic option for for holiday photos! If a blazer is too formal for you, simply swap in a cardigan or skip the top layer altogether.
I'm partnering with J.Crew Factory today to share holiday-ready pieces that are good quality and don't require breaking the bank. They are having a flash sale right now with 50% off site-wide, making each piece in my outfit here pretty affordable. I'm wearing a mix of items from both their petites and regular-sizing line, and didn't alter anything. The sleeves are a little long for me on a regular sized button-up, but I usually wear my shirt sleeves cuffed up.
This wool-blend schoolboy blazer is an item that I get lots of questions on, now that this style is only offered at J.Crew Factory. It's a good piece for the price with a full lining, functional pockets, and a fit that is true to size and petite-friendly. Vibrant red would be gorgeous for holiday pairings, and black and navy are easily year-round closet staples.
My sidewalk skirt comes back year after year and is a flattering and forgiving piece, due to the wider gathered waistband that stretches comfortably. The skirt is lined and also has two convenient side pockets. This particular one is a thicker textured herringbone which I love for pattern-mixing! The general rule of thumb for doing so is to combine patterns of differing sizes and scales, like the large tartan plaid here paired with mini herringbone.
If you're getting a head start on gift shopping, this cozy gift guide has me giddy for the holidays! I see one of my favorite knit pom pom hats is back this year (see it on me), along with plaid earmuffs which are both practical and adorable.
Thank you to J.Crew Factory for partnering on this post.