Today’s post is equal parts fashion inspiration and personal style journey. For years around here, at the start of each week, I talked about Monday Workwear. It was the perfect way to shake off the work week doldrums – I used to love getting excited about getting dressed. Then came the 10 months where I couldn’t fit into anything in my closet. And the two and half years it’s taken me to get back into everything in my closet, but now I’m too tired half the time to actually change after my morning workout. But this fall, I’ve felt a shift. I actually want to break back into my wardrobe again and my timing couldn’t be better, as it appears one of my old staples – blazers – are coming on hard this season. So without further ado, I give you some Monday workwear inspiration – even if your only job is to make it through today.

updated way to wear blazers on apartment 34

Proof that all things come back around, since I’m pretty sure I saw this blazer on an episode of Designing Women (anyone with me?), but I’m digging the vibe of those puffy sleeves right now.

updated way to wear blazers on apartment 34

This look is definitely my style. Loads of layers (love it buttoned up to the neck), a heavy menswear touch and some mighty mom jeans. I gotta say, this is my jam right now.

updated way to wear blazers on apartment 34

I’ve never met a giant pant I didn’t like. Realize it’s not the friendliest silhouette, but if you feel like you can pull them off, seriously try them sometime – it’s so fun.

updated way to wear blazers on apartment 34

The oversized sleeve detail on this look (which I actually rocked pre-pregnancy in this post), combined with the cropped pant and beanie make a matching blazer and pants feel anything but up tight. Seems like it’s high time to give the style another go.

updated way to wear blazers on apartment 34

Does this look remind anyone else of Angela from My So Called Life?? And yet, I really want to add that blazer to my collection.

updated way to wear blazers on apartment 34

Who says you need to head to an office to rock a suit? Maybe I’ll just feel really polished during my morning coffee run.

What’s the saying? Dress for the job you want? Well, today, I’d like the job of badass, thanks.

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images via zara

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