4 Ways to Rock a Blazer
If you can add only one piece to your wardrobe, it should be the season’s hottest way to dress up or dress down an outfit: a blazer. There is no other item that can instantaneously change the mood of an ensemble, whether it’s a sheer tee and a comfy pair of jeans or a chic, body-hugging sheath, the thing that can bring it all together is the perfect blazer.
Here are 4 ways to wear the best trend of the year.
The blazer has always had its place in the boardroom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it fresh, exciting and even slightly sexy. One of the best ways to use a blazer at work is to throw it over a simple dress, add a skinny belt and you’ve instantly recycled last season’s (or even last year’s) dress – making it something super stylish and totally brand new.
Blazers have the magical power to transform even the most casual of clothing into a pulled-together look that’s full of polish and style. Add a pop to your usual daywear with an unstructured, boyfriend blazer. Roll up the sleeves and add some shiny bangles to make a daytime blazer more flirty than fierce.
The keys to making a blazer work for a night out on the town with your man is cut and color. Trade in the navy blue or brown you throw on during the day for a crisp white, juicy bright or sexy black. Make sure the cut is tailored to emphasize your curves, and if you’re really daring all you need to throw on underneath is a lacy cami or even just a great push-up bra.
The blazer has moved far beyond the formality of the tuxedo jacket to show a striking versatility for evening wear – from the red carpet to a gallery opening, a blazer will help you shine as brightly as the stars. Fabric is your best friend when it comes to wearing a blazer to a formal event. Look for satins and velvets – the more lush and decadent, the better. Add lots of sparkly jewels and killer heels to complete your menswear-inspired evening look.