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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!!ย  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
    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    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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    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 movieโ€”my boyfriend wants to see it but I’d rather wait for it on streaming. ๐Ÿ™‚
    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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚



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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! Itโ€™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 thereโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the link up!

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      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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