Would You Wear It? Belted Blazer

Would You Wear It? Belted Blazer

We are off for another short adventure in our trailer today and hoping it’s more successful than our trip last weekend. We’re planning several days in the Bay Area visiting friends and family then up to wine country for some much-anticipated R and R.

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw our fiasco on Instastories last weekend. It involved lost steering, failed brakes, and a dead vehicle. Followed by a looong wait for the tow truck and an even longer tow truck ride with three of us jammed into the front seat, juggling Lucy in my lap.

I’m hoping to see some leaves changing colors and get the opportunity to break out my new booties…fingers crossed.

It’s Saturday which means it’s time for would you wear it. Each Saturday, Pam Lutrell from Over50Feeling40 and I share a mannequin we have found and ask if you would wear what she’s wearing. Please share why or why not this look works for your style, lifestyle, and body silhouette.


So tell me, ladies, would you wear this and why or why not?

Here’s the weekend sale edit:

Talbots is having their Anniversary Event with 25% off your entire purchase including new arrivals.

Ann Taylor is giving 50 % off dresses and shoes and an extra 40% off sale items and free shipping over $125.

J.Crew is giving 20% off 2 items, 30% off 3 items and 40% off 4 or more items with the code SAVEMORE.

Chico’s is giving up to 50% off already reduced prices.

Loft is giving 30-50% off almost everything!


Now, let’s pop over to see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here!

Thanks for reading ladies and have a great weekend!


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  1. Beth
    September 29, 2018 / 3:53 am

    I just bought a black belted jacket at Ann Taylor. I didn’t expect to spend as much as I did or even buy a jacket for fall but, when I saw it online, I couldn’t get to Ann Taylor fast enough. Most of my wardrobe consists of skinny or tailored pants and loose tops. I think this will be a wardrobe staple for years with pants, jeans, skirts, with white blouses, shell tops, and turtlenecks. It’s called a coat but I think it will work for 3 seasons. How nice to have something to define a waist without showing flaws!

  2. September 29, 2018 / 3:55 am

    Yes! Love this look….it fits my style, and hopefully my figure…..

  3. beth byrd
    September 29, 2018 / 4:04 am

    I would definitely try it. This is a great-looking outfit! Classic with a bit of flair!

  4. September 29, 2018 / 4:07 am

    It is a great look, but with my body type it would emphasize my middle too much…so sadly, I have to say I would not wear it…but it is not because I wouldn’t want to! Have fun on your trip, Jennifer….I know you always enjoy your time out and about.

  5. Sandy A.
    September 29, 2018 / 4:09 am

    At 63 years of age, belted anything is a NO GO for me. This look I really don’t like because the belt doesn’t even look like it matches the jacket. Instead, it looks as if someone had the jacket and at the last minute as they were walking out the door, reached in the closet blindfolded and grabbed a belt. I don’t like it at all.

  6. L H Carter
    September 29, 2018 / 4:25 am

    Part of why I wear blazers is to hide my waist. A belt over the blazer would nullify that effort. I don’t like the color of the belt either. Plaid is not my favorite fabric pattern. I do like blue blazers, or any blazer, with jeans for a polished casual style.

  7. Gina
    September 29, 2018 / 4:29 am

    I wouldn’t wear it because I am too large round the middle! If I was a different shape I would give it a try though.
    By the way, this style reminds me of Diane Keaton in Annie Hall wearing an oversized jacket with a belt. I loved every outfit she wore in that film.

  8. Anon
    September 29, 2018 / 4:39 am

    I do own a printed blazer like this. The belt is not a contrasting color. I like this look because it emphasizes my waist. It’s more casual than a business blazer, so it is much more wearable.

  9. Deede
    September 29, 2018 / 4:48 am

    OK…I have had to think about this belted blazer and when I have to think, it usually means that this is not a look for me…Let me share what I found…The pockets on the front add to the body from the waist down…It seems to me that they emphasize the waist to hips in not so positive way..I like that they showed the blazer with jeans….The plaid is MEH to me…Hey, I guess I would pass on this one…If I am totally in for a look, I’ll do as the poster above said, run to the store to purchase…
    I have a picture of you and Lucy and Mr, in the front of a tow truck…I am sure that made you say, “My dignity is around here somewhere.” Best to you three as you continue…

  10. September 29, 2018 / 4:54 am

    I think I would try it out — and define my waist. I’m not skinny but I do have a waist. Would love to try. Hope you have a great weekend. Oh!! I hope you do a post on attractive shoes for women who need comfort and style. I need support in my shoes and I’ve been wearing my running shoes and sandals A LOT. Wanting to buy some Fall/ winter shoes that are stylish.

  11. Mary
    September 29, 2018 / 5:00 am

    If the belt was black and blended in a bit, it might be ok. White belt on a dark blazer? Absolutely no. You can see that belt a mile away. Not a good look.

  12. Linda Phelps
    September 29, 2018 / 5:10 am

    Overall the look appeals to me, but I would like the belt to be in a color that blends in. In my mind it would look good on me, but I would have to try it to be sure. Sometimes my mental image of what I would look like in an outfit just does not fit with reality!

  13. Cheryll
    September 29, 2018 / 5:12 am

    I think the belt and plaid and shortness of the blazer would make me look round and too heavy. I would not wear it.

  14. Erika
    September 29, 2018 / 5:24 am

    I like that jacket. I would probably use a darker belt, though. Have a great trip, Jennifer.

  15. Sondra
    September 29, 2018 / 5:28 am

    Yes, I would definitely wear this but not with that belt. I’m very traditional so I would choose a darker belt.

  16. Eileen
    September 29, 2018 / 5:34 am

    Yes I would, I wear belts a lot, and like that one, where is it from? I keep my belts the same color as my coat, jacket, pant, or dress. The jacket pockets are a no for me, too big, and the plaid is too big.

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:46 pm

      I could not find a link to the belt but it was at Nordstrom.

  17. Lori Stewart
    September 29, 2018 / 5:37 am

    I love the look and the shorter jacket, but fear it jus t wouldn’t work on my body. I like the large “plaid”-like pattern.

  18. Phyllis
    September 29, 2018 / 6:39 am

    I lik3 the jacket and the idea of belting it, but not with that belt. Something darker and a nicer material. That one looks like it should be worn with dungarees.

  19. Diana
    September 29, 2018 / 6:51 am

    I like the look of the belted jacket, but would not wear it on my apple shaped, no waste body. (Wish I could wear it!) The jeans are a no for me, I’m not into the cropped frayed hem look. I’d just pair the jacket with straight legged jeans (with a sewn hem).

  20. Donna
    September 29, 2018 / 6:52 am

    I love the look but would rather see a dark belt on the jacket. Unfortunately I am 5 ft 4inches and I just don’t think I am tall enough to carry this off

  21. Debbie Davis
    September 29, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Love the jacket and the belt but not the belt with my shape! Would definitely wear the jacket though! I wouldn’t wear it with the lighter jeans though! A nice pair of black slacks and crisp white blouse – nice pair of black suede booties!! Great fall look! Have a great weekend Jennifer!!

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you Debbie! Xx

  22. Anne
    September 29, 2018 / 7:05 am

    I like the “idea” of plaid, but whenever I put it on it doesn’t feel right. Even what I think are cute flannel shirts, I end up wearing them only camping.
    And, in agreement with several comments above, my waist disappeared, I doubt that belting it (especially in this white belt) would be flattering. I think I would prefer texture like tweed over plaid, and a fitted jacket over the belt to create a longer line.

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks for sharing Anne. I just bought my first plaid shirt so I’ll be curious to see if the same things happens with me.

  23. September 29, 2018 / 7:16 am

    I absolutely love it! Plaid, purple& classic, it could be dressed up or down. Love that the pockets have been cut on the bias, they repeat the lines of the lapels. Perfectly perfect in every way!

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:42 pm

      It’s got some very flattering lines.

  24. September 29, 2018 / 7:23 am

    Love the look, but not for me! I have a large waist and just don’t like to emphasize it. That said, it’s a cute look for those that can rock the look!

  25. Also Jennifer
    September 29, 2018 / 7:25 am

    I like the style, but not the large plaid with the white belt. In a smaller pattern, and with a non contrasting belt, I would definitely wear it.

  26. Barbara
    September 29, 2018 / 7:37 am

    Alas, being short(er) and short waisted as well, belted anything is usually not a good look for me, unless I can blouse the material over the belt (not likely for this jacket). I agree with a previous poster about the frayed jean look – too much of a novelty for my tastes. So, no, I wouldn’t wear this look.

  27. Donna
    September 29, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Are the sales discounts listed for Macy’s, Ann Taylor etc available in Canada as well at theUSA?

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      They do not specify and I can’t check from here Donna. I think you’d just have to check from your shopping cart.

  28. Joanna
    September 29, 2018 / 8:56 am

    I love the belted blazer look so popular this year! It defines the waist and gives more curves. I think it’s a nice feminine touch to a blazer. I’d wear it with black skinnies, a fitted skirt or dark wash jeans.
    The jeans are another matter. I don’t wear jeans with frayed hems, step hems, holes, whispering or faded out. I prefer a dark wash or black jean in a straight or skinnie.
    Have a fun getaway this weekend!

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:39 pm

      I love your styling ideas Joanna

  29. Kathleen
    September 29, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Yes, I would wear it with a little coaching. I love the look but I am short waisted and petite. The jacket fabric is fun and I would enjoy mixing that with other items in my closet. A pair of mustard chinos comes to mind.

  30. Mary
    September 29, 2018 / 10:25 am

    It looks good, and I would try it, but I would have to overcome the feeling of bulk and restricted movement around the middle. If I wore it and then hated the belt, then I
    have the problem of dragging a belt around all day!

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      You could always stash the belt in your bag;)

  31. Becky
    September 29, 2018 / 11:05 am

    I like the look of a belted blazer & could see myself wearing this blazer with a different belt. The light color of the belt with this blazer doesn’t look right to me.

  32. Debbie
    September 29, 2018 / 11:52 am

    You know, if you’re tall and thin, like the mannequin, you can wear just about anything. For me, sadly, no. I also always try to imagine how something looks and feels when I am sitting down. It looks like it would be uncomfortable and bunchy around the waist when seated.

    • Jennifer
      September 29, 2018 / 6:35 pm

      Good point Debbie!

  33. September 29, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I love it but wouldn’t wear it because I am short and pear-shaped and it would look awful. But on the right figure, it looks great. In fact, most of my blazers are pretty short, which is far more flattering. Not enough fabric for a belt.

  34. Kay
    September 29, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    No. I don’t like the look of belted blazers. The belt destroys the vertical lines made by the lapels and the v-neck of the blazer.

  35. Nancy
    September 29, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Yes I would wear it, with a more narrow belt and a color that blends better. Navy maybe? I’m not skinny either, but I do have a waistline. And I love blazers and plaid.

  36. Pat
    September 29, 2018 / 7:03 pm

    I love the look and I would wear the look without the belt. The belt would not be flattering on me. I love the jacket with the jeans.

  37. September 29, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I love a belted blazer and I would definitely wear this. I love it ????

  38. September 29, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    I like the blazer, but the belt looks completely out of place. I’m not sure that I would wear any belt with it, but if I did it would be black or navy, definitely not white.

  39. Cyndi
    September 30, 2018 / 5:02 am

    This particular belted jacket would be a no for me. Plaids aren’t my favorite print and the unmatched lines on the sleeves, the diagonal on the pockets, the contrasting color belt (is that snakeskin?)…just too much. If it was a solid color with a belt of same or blending color, then maybe…

    • Jennifer
      September 30, 2018 / 7:21 am

      The belt does look like snakeskin.

  40. cindy
    October 1, 2018 / 10:11 am

    This outfit looks a little too bulky & the pockets emphasize the hip area, so I wouldn’t wear it.

  41. Marsheila
    October 2, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    I like the look very much. it kind of freshens the look of the blazer. However with my shape, wide shoulders, no waist and slim hips and thighs, I don’t think I can pull it off. My absence of a waistline is my problem. Oh well.

    • Jennifer
      October 2, 2018 / 2:57 pm

      Thanks for sharing why Marsheila.

  42. October 3, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Hi Jennifer,

    I love the idea of this blazer, however I am a little lady at 5 ft 1 and large prints swamp me.
    For a taller frame, this is an interesting look, however my choice would be a dark blue or dark coloured belt.


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