Work it out, Targetstyle

Camel blazer (size 2 – limited sizes in stores – more online) // Grey tee (men’s size small) // Distressed jeans (have these under $20 version) // Red lip // Grey booties (also love this pair and just got these ones) // Blue handbag (also loving this sale bag!)// Gold chain watch

We have all been in situations where we are left scrambling to pull a look together at the last minute. You ruined your outfit on your way to an event or got off work late and don’t have time to change before a date. Or, in my case, you get a phone call from your husband saying we are doubling with his colleague in 20 minutes. For some reason those calls always seem to come when I am least prepared: running errands in sweats and sneakers without a trace of make up and no time to run home to change.

In such moments of desperation, I know I can flip my look around by making one quick pit stop at Target to grab a few affordable basics. The key to selecting these staples is to choose something you could, and would, wear on repeat.

  • Lipstick: A bold lip is the quickest way to give an ensemble an evening feel. It also does wonders in distracting onlookers from noticing your lack of make up by brightening your face
  • Blazer: Is there really any other piece that can make a graphic tee or hoodie seem more appropriate for a night out? This camel blazer was a great find – one that I knew would get a lot of wear despite being an impulse purchase.
  • Jeans: Although you might prefer a skirt or dress to take your transformation to a new level, jeans are a foolproof, no-hassle alternative.
  • Heels: A pair of pumps instantly elevates any outfit. Maybe it’s just me, but I always have a pair (or 4) floating around my car for those just-in-case moments.

After these few adjustments, no one would believe that you had only 20 minutes’ notice. And isn’t that point? 🙂


* Photos by JessaKae Photography. Special thanks to Target for sponsoring this post. Compensation was provided by Target via Mode Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are not indicative of Target.

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  1. Jade

    Love the lining detail of this blazer! Great tips too. I find myself in that predicament way too often.

  2. Kim

    You manage to look so casual and polished at the same time. You look fantastic!

  3. Jacy

    This outfit is so chic and wearable for so many different places and occasions. Love all of it!! You look gorgeous in camel with your burgundy lip!


  4. Abby

    What size T’shirt is this from Forever 21? I want to order and it to fit slightly loose like it looks in picture.. I am normally a size small there.

  5. Debbie

    Glad I’m not the only one who keeps extra shoes in my car. Also an extra jacket and a scarf. I always dress up an outfit with a scarf.

  6. Tiffany Elam

    I purchased this blazer almost a week ago & I love it! My only regret is buying a size 4 instead of a 2.

  7. C's Collection

    Love the camel blazer! That baby would be worn on repeat since that color literally compliments every other fall/winter shade!!


  8. Elena Michelle

    Love this look!! Perfect balance of classy and edgy. The camel blazer polishes off the look nicely — leave it to Target to pull through!

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

  9. 204 Park

    I have that same blazer and just LOVE it! This is a fabulous look, those sunnies are amazing! XO, D

  10. Red Reticule

    What a cool, modern look! I love the earthy tone blazer against the dark blue jeans.
    Red Reticule

  11. Christina Storm

    I’ve been searching for a camel blazer! I love this one! And you styled it perfectly!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  12. carolina

    amazing look!



  13. Fashion Travel

    I really love this style 🙂 even though the jeans kinda look a bit shabby but the rest of your outfit makes it look even more chic than shabby 🙂 It kinda goes well with Parisian style. Here are some of my tips about What to wear in Paris and let me know what you think 🙂

    Marj xo from: Fashion Girl | Travel Accessories | Fashion Travel

  14. Rachel

    SO chic! Love these jeans!

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