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How to Wear Blazers

January 4, 2010
Blazers, originally an office-wear staple, caught on as a major trend in 2007 and show no signs of fading anytime soon. Depending on the style – classic, boyfriend, tuxedo-inspired, cropped, preppy – one can create a range of versatile looks.

Blazers #3
These chic jackets are available at every price point. The blazers in the top row are all under $50. The middle row ranges from $50 – $100. (And for $97, why would you ever pass up a sequined boyfriend blazer? My heart stopped a bit when I first saw it!) The blazers in the bottom row are each $110. There is a cut, color, and price point for everyone, so start shopping!
Look #1: Blazer + Jeans + Tank

Blazer - Level 1
Perhaps the easiest way to wear a blazer is to pair it with jeans and a simple top. The classic cut of this black blazer keeps the outfit safe – perfect for those just beginning to step outside their comfort zone. If you’d like, you can roll up the sleeves to reveal this gorgeous Kenneth Jay Lane cuff underneath. While a black blazer is a chic, versatile piece, make sure to add interest with pops of color and varying textures, such as the gorgeous purple leather tote and the pink jersey tank. The beauty of a simple blazer is that it can be worn to a wide variety of places and events – school, shopping, a date, girls’ night, dinner – nearly anywhere you need to go, a blazer will work appropriately!

Look #2: Blazer + Dress

Blazers - Part II
Blazers work fabulously well with dresses, simply because they’re so unexpected. The contrast between an ultra-feminine floral print dress and a bold blazer (left) creates an eye-catching combination that’s feminine but not saccharine, girly but sophisticated. A fire-engine red cocktail dress (center) gets a new twist with an oversized white blazer to create a stunning combination that has been favored by the likes of Ashley Olsen and Miranda Kerr. A long boyfriend blazer (right) can add interest to a simple dress. Play around with combinations to find a sweet spot of a menswear-inspired blazer with a feminine dress and accessories.
For more inspiration, check out Who What Wear’s article on how to wear blazers and Kim Kardashian’s style – she loves to wear chic black blazers such as the ones below:
And how could I even think of writing about blazers without including my favorite style icon? Blair knows how to work a blazer better than anyone. Period.
Blazers are chic, versatile, and flattering on all body types. If you haven’t jumped on the blazer bandwagon already, I recommend trying one on! They add a blazing hot element to any outfit.
6 Comments leave one →
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