Cold weather: Make a warm fashion statement with blazers
The rains have been relentless these days and the weather a bit cold, especially during early and late hours of the day, but that shouldn’t be a problem, you could still keep yourself warm and be fashion-focused with jackets and blazers.
Our closet can easily be separated into two different categories: statement-making pieces and wardrobe staples. It’s items such as T-shirts and jeans that balance out our outfits, coming in handy nearly every time we get dressed. However, it is possible that there’s nothing as versatile or easy to wear as a good old classic blazer.
In fact, it’s hard to think of an outfit that wouldn’t work with a sleek, structured jacket/blazer, or benefit from a splash of colour provided by a printed option. A blazer can easily elevate a pair of leggings but at the same time, seamlessly layer over a gown at a fancy event. Given that you likely already own several, we’re rounding up easy yet head-turning ways to wear a blazer.
With jeans and a tee: One of the best blazer tricks out there is using this layer to amp up any outfit, even everyday jeans and
T-shirts. Try a pastel option, which will be more eye-catching and unexpected than neutral colours.
With a pair of shorts: Blazers double as the perfect light jacket to shrug on when things cool off at night.
Over a mini dress: Or, a maxi dress, if your outfit feels incomplete. Blazers can provide that little extra.
With a matching bottom: The same idea as a suit just with your own items. If you’re looking to dress things up, try a midi skirt instead of pants.
As a dress: If you own an oversized blazer, style it like a mini dress. You can add a belt to define your waist or keep a pair of bike shorts underneath to provide more coverage.
Over a bralette: If you’re looking to show some skin, layer your blazer over a bralette or crop top. This look can be sexy if you leave your jacket open, but a few buttons will turn it into a more subtle statement.
As a contrasting piece: Play around with colours. If your blazer is dark, try pairing it with a light outfit, such as a cream shirt and khaki pants.
With a simple skirt: It’s another outfit that goes from ‘meh’ to ‘whoa’ with one quick fix. A patterned blazer paired with solid pieces will really ramp up your whole look.
With neutral pieces: If you really want to have fun, play around with volume and texture. Try a peplum blazer and style it with a leather pair of pants.
Styled with leggings: The happy medium between comfy and put-together, a blazer has the ability to truly transform casual pieces.
Over a sweat suit: Even sweats and loungewear benefit from the addition of a blazer, especially if you stick to a single colour scheme. A look like this will come across as sleek, rather than super casual.
Over a jumpsuit: A blazer that goes past your hips has the ability to lengthen your body and won’t cut you off in an awkward place.
With a gown: Instead of reaching for a shawl or a leather jacket, try a blazer. It’s a more elevated and modern option for formal events.
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