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Turning Heads Linkup -How to Style a Double Breasted Blazer


Lately, I have been on a jean kick, ( See my white jeans and puffy sleeves post yesterday) and also a faux leather kick. Last week I shared my paper bag waist faux leather trousers, this week I am wearing my Zara brown faux leather leggings.

In 2019 we saw a lot of plaid blazers, I’ve always been a blazer girl, as its a great way to look put together with a 3rd piece. We will see more blazers in 2020. I look at it more of a classic style as blazers don’t go out of fashion.

I have a few plaid blazers I bought last year, this one you have seen in this post where I styled a different plaid fitted blazer with matching trousers. A suit if you will.:-) Read post here- Plaid Suiting -Ways to Wear

Today I have styled my double-breasted plaid blazer from H&M with a pair of Zara brown leggings in faux leather material. I am wearing this blazer in a size 4. Although this exact blazer is no longer available, I love the look and cut of this Mango plaid blazer.

How else might I style this plaid blazer?

I like to balance proportions, so I may wear it with a pair of skinny jeans and tall boots.

For varying lengths, I would style this blazer with a camel turtleneck and wide-leg cropped jeans.

Try a fashion-forward look wearing this blazer over a midi dress.

Wear it open with a floral blouse and jean skirt, tights and booties for a pattern mixed look.

Leading into Spring, try a cami and lighter wash straight jeans with heels.

Mix checks. Try a different pair of smaller checked trousers for an eye-catching look.

Wear a pair of kick cropped flared jeans with a light sweater, blazer and booties.


You all know I love my accessories and just bought these hoop earrings and this delicate gold necklace with a gold and pearl pendant. I’ve been enjoying wearing some classic gold pieces.


I made a goal of going to the gym, ( as I now am accepted into the “Silver and Fit” program,) and began to swim at the local gym. I’ve also been using my new earbuds ( to walk on the treadmill at home.) Going to the gym, I have a similar neoprene jacket to keep the body heat in, when in the pool. I did some pool weights and will take a class on Sundays. It’s easy to go and get upset and look back on what I used to do prior to EDS, but I can also look back and see that 10 years ago I was hardly leaving the couch and bed because of pain. So I am choosing to think positively about what I can accomplish now.

We went to see “Uncut Gems” and I can say, It wasn’t bad. Adam Sandler was very good in the film, but I wasn’t crazy about any of the characters. You know, when you don’t feel for any character to the point where you don’t care what happens to them? I like to connect with movie characters. I do think he is underrated as an actor, and I still love him as a comedian and watching him on SNL. “Opera Man” was one of my favs!

Heres the 2 canvas photos I received from my hubby for Christmas. I love them!

This was the first day we picked up Gibby 8 years ago!!Β  See how red his hair was! It matched mine!

My girl Truffles! She used to not let us take her picture, so this was a rare moment. She is still a fireball at 10, running around the house.

How would you style this plaid blazer?


Plaid blazer – H&M ( no longer available, love this blazer

Cami- Target

Zara leggings(old) – bought on Poshmark. ( other brown leggings)

LV Speedy 30

Booties – not available. Love these Cole Haan booties On SALE!

earrings– Mango


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  • Reply
    January 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Ah love this blazer! You look wonderful πŸ™‚

    Allie of

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 21, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Thank you! It is a great blazer, H&M is getting better!

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    Anna Shirley
    January 20, 2020 at 4:19 am

    This is a nice and classy blazer. Lovely look, Jess. I’m happy to hear that you are able to go to the gym and enjoy the exercising. Have a great week.


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    Amy Aed
    January 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    I have just discovered your blog, and honestly I’m in love. You look absolutely stunning and I love the way that you write! I was just reading about your ABOUT ME section, and I can relate with having an illness – I have Crohn’s Disease. I’m glad that it hasn’t stopped you – I think you might just be my new inspiration.

    Have a good week! πŸ™‚

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 17, 2020 at 10:53 am

      Thank you so much Amy! I just visited your blog and am so inspired by what you go through and your ability to travel! I appreciate you love my writing, it has always been a love of mine. I know having an incurable disease is tough to deal with and hope to travel more in the near future.
      Again, thank you. Enjoy the weekend as well!

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    Lisa D.
    January 16, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Now I want one of those jackets!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2020 at 10:06 am

      I say, Go for it! Look at H&M they have some great looking ones.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 18, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Go for it! It would look great on you, there are lots of different styles out. Another place to check is Zara, as they are having a big sale now too.

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    January 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    I love this classic blazer! It looks great with the faux leather trousers. Such gorgeous photos of Gibson and Truffles!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Thank you Emma! It was a wonderful gift!

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    January 15, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Amazing look Jess! You rock the blazer outfit and how fun are those faux leather pants. I am still waiting for a sale on the BP ones I am stalking so for now, I will live vicariously through you. I am so happy to hear about your new milestone. The gym is a great place and so glad that you are able to go. Happy Wednesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 15, 2020 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you Maureen! i had had this Zara pants for years, I found them on Poshmark. Maybe try there too! I think I paid $25 qt the time. Yes, I am going to the gym to swim Sundays and will pick one more day a week to go. Hope you are doing well too!

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    Michelle Churchman
    January 15, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    You always look fabulous, and this outfit is no exception. I love the way your hair brings out the coral stripe in your blazer. Lovely!

    The prints of your pups are a sweet gift. I have a 7 pound dog of my own – a mutt. Likely a chihuahua, dachshund, papillon mix. Your pups are adorable!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 15, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Thank you Michelle! It was a good hair day that day, thanks for noticing! Aw, how sweet your pup sounds. I love dogs so much! I want to be able to take mine to hospitals and nursing homes in the future.

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    Laura Bambrick
    January 14, 2020 at 10:40 pm

    That blazer is fabulous on you! I love the edge you added with the leather pants. This outfit is perfection!

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    Cheryl Shops
    January 14, 2020 at 10:17 pm

    Love your leather pants kick, and how you’ve styled this skinny pair! And that’s interesting about the Adam Sandler movieβ€”my boyfriend wants to see it but I’d rather wait for it on streaming. πŸ™‚
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

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    January 14, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    I just love a blazer and it warms my heart to see them everywhere lately. Such a great look with those jeans too, Jess.

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    January 14, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I love a good plaid blazer and this one is so good…I especially love it with the leather leggings! It’s the perfect juxtaposition…

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    January 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    I love this lewk Jess. . . you have inspired me to go take out my jackets. Happy 2020!!

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    January 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    First of all, I love how you styled those faux leather leggings with the plaid blazer. Great idea and great tips! I, too, love a blazer and wore them a lot when I worked full-time. Next, OMG, those little canvas photos of your doggies are SO cute! What a nice gift! I love your attitude about seeing the positives in your health situation. It can’t be easy, but attitude is half the battle. Take care, Jess.

    xx Darlene

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 15, 2020 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Darlene
      So true about outlook and attitude. It really helps for me to see the positive, otherwise I would be down and in bed all of the time! I dont want that! Thank you! I have always loved blazers, even in high school! I wish I would have kept some of my college jackets. It was a wonderful and thoughtful gift from my hubby!

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    January 14, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Oooh, loving these faux leather pants, babe! Looking so chic!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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    January 14, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    What a chic look! You look amazing as always!! I’d wear this in a heartbeat <3


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    Jacket Society
    January 14, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Jess, you know I am a sucker for blazers, they are my go to jacket category and this one is super chic. It looks great on you paired with the faux leather pants and I love the gloves, such a chic accessory for this look. Happy New Year!

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    January 14, 2020 at 11:25 am

    That is such a fabulous blazer! I love it styled with the faux leather jeans! So classic and chic!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

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    Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    January 14, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Those canvas prints are so adorable! What a sweet gift! πŸ™‚ I love the tunic length of this blazer, it is perfect to wear with your faux leather leggings!


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    January 14, 2020 at 10:50 am

    The canvas pictures are so adorable, what a treasure! I don’t know wear I’m shopping (or not shopping) that I haven’t really seen plaid. So many of you ladies have great blazers and cropped pants!

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    Meagan Brandon
    January 14, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I love this blazer and how you paired it with leather trousers. So classic and chic, especially with the gloves!


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    Lisa Richardson
    January 14, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I don’t own any blazers, but you’ve got me seriously rethinking that. I wore them all the time when I worked at the bank (a million years ago) That ones is just beautiful and I was shocked it was from H&M. It looks high end. Your puppy canvases are so cute. You’ll enjoy them forever. XO

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    January 14, 2020 at 9:31 am

    The blazer looks fabulous on you! And how sweet is your puppy!!
    Thanks for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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    January 14, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Those canvas photos are the cutest!! What a perfect gift. I need to get one done of my Riley! πŸ™‚



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    Amy Johnson
    January 14, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I just love that blazer and you look fabulous in it. You styled it perfectly. Such a sophisticated look.

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    Andrea Nine
    January 14, 2020 at 8:45 am

    I am a blazer lover, so totally in love with that double breasted cutie! It’s so sleek and stylish and timeless. You are gorgeous and timeless as well. xo

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    January 14, 2020 at 7:51 am

    I love the canvas pics of your dogs. I enlarged a print for my parents’ dog a while back and it is now in a prominent place in their bedroom. They had to find a home for him as he was getting older as were they and they couldn’t take care of him anymore.

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    Robin LaMonte
    January 14, 2020 at 7:31 am


    Great look with the faux leather pants and your blazer!
    My blazers are all linen and won’t be out until March.
    I should buy a plaid blazer too!
    I love the leather gloves !
    So classy!


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    January 14, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Okay, how cute was Gibby and that red hair!! Soooo sweet! Our Sophie is going to be 12 next month and I cannot believe it!
    I need to wear my plaid blazer – I haven’t yet this season but I love it and better wear it before it gets too hot. I’m shocked and humbled that my post got most clicked, what a pleasant surprise!
    Uncut Gems…I practically had an anxiety attack watching and really felt like I needed a drink afterwards – whoa!
    Hope your day is fabulous like you Jess!

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    January 14, 2020 at 6:08 am

    Jess, this blazer is fabulous! I have been loving blazers lately, too. I kind of want to add some new plaid ones! The structured double breasted style with the leather pants is so fantastic! And those puppy prints. Gah! So adorable! I am so glad that you are getting in some pool time. It really is the best exercise!


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    Chrissy Rowden
    January 14, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Love your styling dress. The blazer is such a classic, but pair it with those brown leggings and it’s a fun fashion forward look. See what I did there? Have a wonderful week!

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    Midlife and Beyond
    January 14, 2020 at 5:27 am

    I love wearing blazers Jess – they are such a great addition to the wardrobe. Love the way you have styled this one. I really need to get back into my exercise. I had an awful viral cold over Christmas and have lost the momentum. My son bought me some ear buds too so there’s no excuse to get back on the treadmill.
    Your little doggies are adorable.
    Alison xx

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    Mica - Away From Blue
    January 14, 2020 at 5:26 am

    What a great blazer! it looks so good on you and I love the brown pants with it! I was just thinking the other day my blazers are overdue a wear, it’s been a while, with the christmas break meaning I haven’t been in the office!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start πŸ™‚ Thank you for the link up!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      January 16, 2020 at 10:10 am

      Hi Mica
      I hope you enjoyed the break – I took nearly 2 weeks off from computer and socials.Yes, I love a blazer for a put together look!

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    January 14, 2020 at 4:43 am

    Great plaid jacket Jess, I really like the way you have styled it. The canvas prints are so cute. Many thanks for hosting Jess, enjoy your week.

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    Anna Marcus
    January 14, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Great looking blazer, I like the way you styled it, how you wore the leather gloves to math the pants. They do add a touch of elegance. Your fairy friend looks absolutely adorable. And I salute you for thinking positive and making the most out of the situation. All the best in a new year, Jess

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    Vanity And Me Style
    January 14, 2020 at 3:54 am

    I have similar items both the blazer and the faux leather jeans Jess but haven’t worn them together. I will try this I think xx

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    Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    January 14, 2020 at 2:18 am

    That s a great blazer! Love the hole look! I wanted to order that belted one yesterday. But thought that it would only look good when belted.

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