The Blazers You’ll Wear Now And Keep Forever
If you’re looking for a key piece to add to your wardrobe, a blazer has to be the top choice. While they may have a reputation as being only suitable for the office, in fact they can be styled in so many ways that you can take them from work right into the weekend. Even better, your investment can be worn in every season, looking just as good with a pair of white jeans and a straw bag on a cooler summer day as with a pair of long boots and knee-length skirt during autumn. The key is choosing a blazer to suit your body type, and whether you need an oversized fit, extra length or a narrow waistline, there’s sure to be one to suit you.
Here’s your guide to the must-have blazers that you simply need to buy this year.
The Check Long-Line Blazer
The ultimate in power dressing, the long line checked blazer is surprisingly versatile. Yes, it looks amazing as part of a suit in the office setting, but it works just as perfectly with a denim mini skirt and plain white shirt paired with some subtle kitten heels. You could even add a wide belt and capture the essence of the belted trend this season or pair it with a matching checked skirt for a coordinated look. The ultimate in versatility!
The Plain Slinky Blazer
Taking you effortlessly from day to night, a dark coloured blazer in a soft and unstructured fabric like silk or soft jersey will look amazing either during the day with a pair of skinny jeans and a plain tee or at night with a smart pencil dress or mini skirt and embellished top. Giving you a little extra warmth when the weather turns chilly but without the formality of a traditional blazer, this look can be as smart or casual as you need it to be.
The Classic Black Blazer
It doesn’t get more classic than a black blazer, and if there’s one piece that you absolutely must add to your wardrobe this is the garment you need. Choose the style that best suits your body shape and wear it with trousers, dresses and jeans, all year round and at all times of day. It’ll take you to work, to the shops and for a night out on the town without any fuss or hassle.
The Light Slouchy Blazer
The perfect look for spring, summer and early autumn is the white or cream slouchy blazer. Oversized and with rolled up sleeves, this is the ideal accompaniment to a pair of white wide-legged trousers on cooler days or a maxi dress for a night out.
The Open Front Sweater Blazer
Can’t decide between a blazer and a cardigan? The open front sweater blazer is perfect for you. Comfortable and warm if it’s a little chilly outside, and ideal for heading out on a warmer evening, this handy wardrobe staple is made from lightweight jersey fabric and has a casual, deconstructed look with a high collar, elbow length or rolled up sleeves and no buttons to the front for a draped look.
The Pastel Double Breasted Blazer
Rocking the 1980s look but with truly feminine appeal, a pale pink or blue blazer with a double breasted front adds a touch of power dressing to a girly outfit. An ideal choice for work but equally stylish when worn at leisure, this is another must-have piece for the season.
Invest in any or all of these blazers and revolutionise your wardrobe for this season and the rest of the year!