A blazer is typically known as a woman’s formal jacket that goes over dresses or teamed with matching or mismatched pants. Traditionally, it is a man’s garment that buttons on front and doesn’t wrap around the body like a raincoat. But in modern-day America, people of any gender can wear a blazer for any occasion. I personally use it for work, as well as for smart-casual events. Below are represented the best outfit ideas you can created with this fabulous layering piece.
Today we’re talking about one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe – the blazer. It’s a classic piece that never goes out of style, and it’s perfect for every occasion. Whether you’re dressing up for a job interview or dressing down for a casual day out, a blazer can be styled in so many different ways. In this post, I’m going to share some tips and ideas for styling a blazer that reflects your unique style and personality.
Now, before we get into the details, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a huge fan of blazers, and I own more than I care to admit. I love how they can transform an outfit and make me feel confident and put-together.
Over the years, I’ve experimented with different styles and colors, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t. So, I’m excited to share my personal experiences and insights with you all today.
Looking good is important for us to feel good. It greatly affects the confidence levels of a person and it is something that most of us spend a lot of our life trying to achieve. Whether we are naturally stylish or we have always got on well with fashion, we all want to look great, but in reality, this can be hard.
We may not be born with strong fashion sense and be able to easily dress ourselves up each day, or just be able to stick as best as possible with the latest trends. Some may not have the time to go shopping for clothes or spend a lot of money on getting their wardrobe updated each season.
The versatile blazer has gone through quite the evolution since its invention. Blazers can be made of any fabric material, but wool is the most common fabric used for blazers. Blazers are popular among women because they can be worn as a jacket, a coat, or an accent piece over any outfit. They can be worn with pants, dresses, skirts, tres chic skinny jeans and even shorts.
Whether it is a black or grey blazer, this is one of the styles that you can wear without spending an arm and a leg. Blazers are great for both day and night as you can add a variety of other clothing with it. This is especially good if you go to work during the day and then the blazer can easily be paired with matchings for a dinner at night.
Styling Tips for a Blazer
When it comes to styling a blazer, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it’s important to choose the right blazer for your body type. Not all blazers are created equal, and what looks good on one person may not look good on another. So, let’s start there.
1. Choose the Right Blazer for Your Body Type
There are several different body types, and each one requires a different style of blazer. Here are a few tips:
- Hourglass Body Shape: Look for a blazer that cinches at the waist to emphasize your curves.
- Inverted Triangle Body Shape: Look for a blazer with a strong shoulder and a narrow waist to balance out your shape.
- Rectangle Body Shape: Look for a blazer with a nipped-in waist to create the illusion of curves.
- Pear Body Shape: Look for a blazer that is fitted at the waist and flares out at the hips to balance out your shape.
- Apple Body Shape: Look for a blazer that is fitted at the waist and flares out at the hips to create the illusion of curves.
2. Styling Tips for a Casual Look
If you’re going for a more casual look, a blazer can still work. Here are a few tips:
-Pair a blazer with jeans and a t-shirt for a classic look.
-Wear a blazer with sneakers or flats for a more comfortable feel.
-Add a pop of color with accessories like a bright scarf or statement earrings.
Best Pieces To Incorporate With Blazers
I think all of you are in search of great outfits with blazers, right? Blazers are also quite easy to mix and match with other clothing so you can always stay up to date with the new styles, here are my favorite pieces you can incorporate this jacket with:
1) Trousers – This bottom piece you can wear to look great and still be able to look good at a cheap price with a blazer. If you want to wear trousers to the office then they can be teamed up with something quite plain so they really do not come across as something fashionable. However, there are plenty of other ways that you can wear your trousers with blazers or add them with other clothing for different outfits. The best thing about trousers is that you can easily wear them to a dinner or a party and still look great.
2) Tops – T-shirts and tops make it easy to dress up or down for different occasions. If you want something that is really cheap and simple then wear a plain t-shirt with some jeans and a cool blazer. However, if you want something a little bit more stylish then wear your t-shirt with tight trousers and a blazer, this will give your t-shirt stand out and make it look great. You can also wear your t-shirt over something else and then it will appear as if you are wearing a dress. The best thing about tops is that you can mix and match them and they can be worn in so many different ways.
3) Shoes – This is another way to have a fashionable look without having to burn a hole in your pocket. Fashionable shoes are not cheap, but if you want to spend as little as possible then keep your current shoes in good condition and make sure that they always look new. This means that you can put new soles on them or just clean them up and add a new layer of slightly used leather. This will make them look good for a long time. Just make sure they are coordinated with your blazer or a purse.
Dressing Up with a Blazer
Now, let’s talk about how to dress up a blazer for a more formal occasion. Here are a few tips:
1. Pairing a Blazer with a Dress
A blazer can be a great addition to a dress, whether it’s a cocktail dress or a simple shift dress. Here’s how to make it work:
Choose a blazer that complements the color and style of the dress.
Make sure the blazer is fitted at the waist to create a flattering silhouette.
Add some heels to dress up the look.
2. Wearing a Blazer with a Skirt
A blazer can also work well with a skirt, whether it’s a pencil skirt or a flowy maxi skirt. Here are some tips:
Choose a blazer that is fitted at the waist and hits at the hip or below.
Pair it with a skirt that complements the blazer.
Add some heels to elongate your legs.
3. Adding Heels for a More Formal Look
Adding heels is an easy way to dress up any outfit. When wearing a blazer, opt for a pair of classic pumps or strappy sandals to add some height and elegance to your look.
Mixing and Matching with Different Pieces
One of the great things about a blazer is that it can be mixed and matched with a variety of different pieces to create unique and fashionable looks. Here are some ideas:
1. Pairing a Blazer with Different Patterns and Textures
A blazer can add some structure and sophistication to an outfit that includes different patterns and textures. Try pairing a blazer with a floral dress or a striped shirt to add some dimension to your look.
2. Layering a Blazer Over a Sweater or Blouse
A blazer can be a great layering piece over a sweater or blouse. Choose a blouse with a fun print or a sweater in a bright color to make a statement, and then add a blazer to pull the whole look together.
3. Adding Statement Jewelry to Complete the Look
Don’t forget to add some statement jewelry to complete your blazer look. A statement necklace or a pair of bold earrings can take your outfit to the next level and add some personality to your style.
The Latest Trends in Blazer Styling
Finally, let’s talk about the latest trends in blazer styling. Here are a few trends to keep an eye on:
1. Bold Colors
Blazers in bold, bright colors are all the rage right now. Think hot pink, electric blue, and fire engine red. These bold colors can add a pop of excitement to any outfit.
2. Oversized Silhouettes
Oversized blazers have been making a comeback in recent years. These blazers have a more relaxed fit and can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses.
3. Fun Prints
Printed blazers are a great way to add some personality to your outfit. Whether it’s floral, plaid, or animal print, a printed blazer can be a fun addition to any look.
Styling a blazer doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether you’re dressing up or down, there are so many ways to make a blazer work for you. Remember to choose the right blazer for your body type, mix and match with different pieces, and have fun experimenting with different looks. And don’t forget to keep up with the latest trends in blazer styling to stay ahead of the fashion game.
I hope you found these tips and ideas helpful in styling your blazers. Let me know in the comments which look is your favorite, or if you have any other tips and ideas to share. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the next post!