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Styling The Superstar Staple: Blazers

To stay safe in this ever-changing, hypnotic fashion industry, investing in staple pieces for your wardrobe is a definite way to emancipate yourself from the pressure of attaining trendiness, whilst having fun with your personal style. The superstar wardrobe staple to own is, was and will always be a blazer. The late 90’s and early 2000s are a strong point of reference for how to rock blazers gloriously and effortlessly.

Rocking this sartorially chic item has become so much more exciting than just throwing one on to appear put-together. For blazers, the quirkier the styling, the better and, these days, the blazer has gained even more structure. Here are five ideas to try when styling blazers:

Blazer on blazer

This is the avant-garde way to approach styling a blazer. One blazer can never be enough, so, wear two. The rule is, the inner blazer will have a better fit than the outer one. Better yet, on your next pantsuit buy, pick a blazer that complements the colour of your pantsuit.

liya Kebede for Amazon Fashion SS 2017

Reformed blazer

These days, you may shop a blazer without ever knowing that it is, in fact, a blazer. Blazers have evolved into various shapes that are as avant-garde as they come. It will need a trained eye to appreciate the architecture of one of such pieces. Yet, the simplest styling techniques are all it takes to do one of these bad boys justice. The key for this blazer is to keep it simple. Make a statement with accessories and great shoes.

Rihanna in two blazers stitched together into a dress


What is a waist?

One can only admire how a blazer can conceal and, at the same time, accentuate and flatter the female curves. This is why a belt around the waist to boost that figure accentuation is always a prize winner. Explore various sizes and colours of belts to add an oomph to the look.

Alek Wek. Photo Pinterest


Intimate layers

AdamLippes ss 2015

In the age of slip dresses and lingerie-inspired fashions, in order not to appear, caricaturist, blazers bring a perfect mix of balance, style and thought to a look. And imagine how sexy this visual paradox is: the sharp edge of a blazer and the softness of a slip dress. Allure galore!

More structure, less fit


It’s like the saying that goes, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Well, things seem to be staying the same in 2018 as they did in 1980. The shoulders have only gotten broader and the buttons, larger and chicer yet, with modern elements that don’t make one seem time-warped. We are here for it all!


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