Cosmo Had It Wrong, THIS Is The True Desk To Drinks Swap You Need To Make

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Coming at ya again with some 9-5 looks! I have to say, I’m truly enjoying switching up my usual jeans with something more refined. You last saw a similar burgundy pants outfit here paired with a statement blouse and suede jacket. But today I wanted to whip out one of my favorite closet items, my plaid boyfriend blazer. I love this piece so much that you’ve seen me pair it with so much denim like here and a simple LBD here. I love it with the burgundy pants as a nice contrast. You don’t HAVE to wear the matching blazer guys. You can 100% switch up your suits. Adding a simple silky camisole makes this a super effortless 9-5 look for the office.

But just wait, you can also simply swap out your work pants for jeans and head out for the night with friends. Remember when we’d read Cosmo in middle school and there was almost ALWAYS an article on how to go from the office to drinks? They’d suggest random stuff to keep in your desk so you’re prepared. It was always something ridiculous like earrings or a clutch. Like how do those two items take this outfit from desk to drinks? The thing that takes this from desk to drinks is one easy swap. Jeans! Take off your pants, yes take them OFF in your car, who cares, and swap them for your jeans. Now you don’t have to run home to change. Instead, you just run straight to happy hour or that first date you’re dreading. You’re welcome.

PS See the drinks version here. This is the EXACT same look (camisole, heels, oversized boyfriend blazer)  paired with denim. How easy was that?

Photos by Hannah Michelle

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Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.

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  1. 11.5.18
    Laura Leigh said:

    100% agree with you and love the idea! Plus these pants look amazing on you!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

    • 11.5.18
      Jessica said:

      Thanks! I’m not so into work pants ha!

  2. 11.5.18

    I see your little Ina “How easy was that?” you put in there! LOL But for real, love the blazer and pants SO cute!

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    • 11.5.18
      Jessica said:

      Ina is life! This blazer is great, highly recommend it!

  3. 11.5.18
    Brittany said:

    I remember those articles like it was yesterday! LOL – I am so with you on switching out the pants vs carrying around a pair of extra earrings. Makes so much more sense!

    Brittany |

    • 11.5.18
      Jessica said:

      Ha, right? I used to like dream of having sparkly clutches and earrings in my cubicle for that exact reason.

  4. 11.5.18
    Lauren said:

    I love this look and you look so pretty! Those are the perfect pair of work pants, and I couldn’t agree more that a jeans swap is the easiest way to transform the look!


  5. 11.8.18

    Boyfriend blazers are my favorite style of blazers! I love how you style this one with the brown dress pants.

    • 11.9.18
      Jessica said:

      I think it’s one of the most versatile pieces to have!

  6. 11.9.18
    Katherine said:

    LOL…modesty be damned! Loving this dark plum with the plaid!

  7. 2.6.19
    Liz said:

    I totally remember those articles haha! I agree 100% with the jean swap. So easy and it makes more sense!

  8. 2.6.19
    Megan said:

    You look absolutely stunning. That outfit is something I would definitely wear.

  9. 2.7.19
    Greta said:

    You look like such a boss! This almost makes me want to work in an office so I can wear sassy suits.

  10. 2.7.19
    Emily | Life with Emily said:

    I LOVE this whole look! Those burgundy pants are so chic paired with the blazer, friend!

  11. 2.7.19
    Ada said:

    I absolutely love that blazer! It’s such a classic.

  12. 2.7.19
    miriam said:

    that plaid blazer is so perfect! i think i need it in my closet!

  13. 2.8.19
    Kelsey said:

    Oooh that blazer is sooo cute!! Love it!

    • 2.10.19
      Jessica said:

      I wear it so damn much it’s a solid buy!

  14. 2.8.19
    Ruth Ridley said:

    You look amazing! Love this look so much!!

  15. 2.9.19

    I love these pants! I’m trying to step up my 9-5 style this year 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    -xo, Azanique |

  16. 2.11.19
    Caitlin said:

    What a fun post! I love seeing fashion go from work-to-night!