A blazer is a wardrobe staple. It’s a classic piece that goes with everything. It’s one of those items that can be styled several ways, and a must-have in any closet. The first thing to consider when shopping for a new blazer is the sleeve length. You’ll get the most versatility with a full-sleeve length, as it allows you to wear it 365 days of the year. It should fall just between your wrist joint and your thumb joint. There are several options when it comes to the hemline length, but a good multipurpose one will hit just below the hip and above the leg joint. Button placement is also key when looking for that perfect every day blazer. The first button should hit just under the bust line and above the belly button. Look for a button that’s somewhere in the middle of those two areas. Now that we have the fundamental components out of the way, let’s talk styling.
Obviously, the most classic way to style a blazer is with a blouse and trouser. This is ideal for the office, interviews and fancy events. No matter which blouse you style it with or which dress pants you pair it with, it always looks chic and put together. This is a no brainer and a foolproof way to always looking elegant and stylish.
A silk cami is another safe bet. If you’re looking to take that up a notch, try a bralette. Of course, this is going to be a little sexier and racier, as it shows a ton of skin, but it looks incredible for an evening look. Think date-night or an evening out with friends. This is a super trendy look that can be paired with dark wash skinny jeans or even faux leather leggings/ joggers for a super trendy effect.
A basic tee and jeans are the perfect weekend look. It creates a more casual effect that’s perfect for running around, Saturday afternoon errands or just a casual day of cruising the mall. Toss on your favourite pair of boyfriend jeans and white sneakers for this effortlessly cool look.
If you’re looking to dress up those distressed jeans, try pairing it with a crisp white flowy blouse. You can even tie the blouse in the front or toss on a statement belt. You can either keep it dressy with a killer pair of heels or go for that street-look effect with basic white kicks.
If you’re one of those ladies that’s scared to invest in a blazer, in fear of it making you look stuffy, try mixing it with different prints. This is a sure way to add visual interest to your look and make it more fashionable and trendier. Rock it with your favourite bold printed top and bottoms and just have fun with prints and patterns.
What I Wore- Tee- c/o Zink Made, Fake Glasses- Aldo, Watch- Cluse, Blazer- Zara, Purse- c/o Poppy & Peonies, Jeans- Levis, Sneakers- Adidas