Friday, April 11, 2014

How to Rock a Blazer

Pretty blazer and jeans

If there's one garment that can instantly spruce up any look, it's a chic and sophisticated blazer. A perfectly tailored blazer is a year-round wardrobe essential and there are a number of ways to wear this piece in sleek and stylish ways. Whether you want a business look or one that's cool, trendy and fit for a night out, use a blazer to add spice to your outfit in all the right ways.

Polish Up Basics
Rock a blazer with skinny jeans and a vintage T-shirt for a look that's casual with a modern twist. Distressed denim creates a stylish contrast to the serious feel of a structured blazer. A simple, slouchy, semi-sheer white T-shirt is a great pairing to a crisp blazer as well, as are feminine blouses. Tan ankle boots, black ballet flats or leopard print high heels are all fab footwear to sport when rocking this look. A pair of simple stud earrings or a long gold chain offers just the right amount of glitz. Top this look off with an ever-cool fedora to complement the laid-back vibe.

The Perfect Print
A printed blazer is versatile, stylish and just the ticket to a chic and sophisticated ensemble. Leopard print is a timeless pattern that looks fabulous atop a sleek blazer. Pair this piece with black skinny jeans and a silk camisole or throw one on top of a form-fitting black dress. A floral blazer is another versatile pattern for a blazer. Perfect for any fuzzy weather, pair a floral blazer with silk shorts and a tank top for a look that's not only fashionable, but totally season-appropriate as well. Wedge heels or high-heeled sandals seal the deal.

Dressed Down Dresses
The quickest way to tone down the flashiness of a fitted dress is to add a sleek blazer for more coverage. Not only does this put a classy spin on a sultry silhouette, but adding a blazer makes a wide variety of dresses appropriate for many occasions. Whether it's a sequined number you're working with, a printed sheath or a sexy bandage dress - layering a blazer on top of a fitted dress guarantees a chic and sophisticated way to sport this head-turning look. Simply add a pair of high-heeled sandals in a neutral hue to complete the look. For a bohemian chic feel, opt for an oversized menswear-inspired blazer atop a flowing maxi dress.

Suits You Well
When you're rocking a blazer as part of a suit, there are ways to spruce it up to make the entire look less severe. For instance, add an embellished brooch to a blazer pocket for an extra dose of glitz. You may also add a luxe printed silk scarf to break up a monochromatic look. The addition of a statement necklace can do wonders for a stuffy blazer, so add glamorous pieces to bring out the fun factor of this spiffy garment.