When it comes to shopping designer collaborations, I look for quality over quantity (i.e. how much I can snag). Is the piece something I’ll wear often? Or will it become dated once the collaboration dies down? I recently shopped the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collaboration and wanted almost everything. But I knew there was one item that would get the most traction in my wardrobe: the double breasted wool pink blazer. It’s a classic and versatile piece that I can style multiple ways. Here are 3 of my favorite pink blazer outfits inspired by the collection.
Look 1: The Dainty Statement Blouse
This Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Bow Front Pleated Blouse was one of the collaboration’s most popular items. Dainty details peppered the collection. Three velvet bows adorn this pleated blouse with big beautiful pearls in between. I dressed down the elegant top with jeans and contrasted all that pink with leopard print flats.
Where to Wear: Sunday brunch with your crew
Statement Blouses to Pair with a Pink Blazer
Look 2: The Pink Midi Dress
The flattering silhouette of the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Stretch Ponte Dress immediately caught my eye. I adore the way it slims my figure. The dress is cut so well that you end up looking like a million bucks.
To be honest, I just wanted an excuse to wear the uber chic wide belt. I don’t think this dress would look as good without it. But I probably would’ve bought this dress anyway since I’m a huge fan of pink dresses.
Although the dress doesn’t come in petite, I find that high heels do the trick. Drape the classic pink blazer over your shoulders and the look is complete.
Where to Wear: When you want to impress new clients at work
Pink Midi Dresses to Pair with a Pink Blazer
Look 3: The Lightweight Sweater
This wool pink blazer is a bit heavy. If you want to layer a sweater underneath, choose something lightweight.
Rainbow sweaters are having a moment right now and this Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Stripe Sweater has a fun hint of glitter. Metallic thread complements the pink blazer’s gold buttons perfectly.
Where to Wear: Job interview at a creative company (when a full business suit is too stuffy)
Lightweight Sweaters to Pair with a Pink Blazer
How I Learned to Avoid Designer Collaboration Burnout
There’s no surprise that the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collection was a popular one. Some of the pieces sold out quickly, but are now available again. I woke up early to shop online, effort I hadn’t put into a designer collaboration since 2011 with Missoni for Target.
I still remember the excitement from Missoni for Target. I woke up at an ungodly hour with my well researched list of items to add to my cart. When the sale began, there was such a frenzy that I made a mad rush to get every item whether I needed it or not. Perhaps the dash was what I enjoyed most because you better believe I returned at least half of it.
In the end I learned that there’s only so much chevron a person can handle. And that your choices for such a popular collaboration should be strategic.
Ask yourself 1) Can it be worn more than one season? (i.e. is it too trendy?) 2) Do you love it? (i.e. can you live without it?) If the answers to these questions are both yes, then add it to your cart without guilt because you shouldn’t need therapy for your retail therapy. Am I right?
My favorite piece from the collection was the pink blazer. What’s yours? Were you disappointed on missing out on anything that sold out?