The blazer is a fashion staple that will never go out of style. The blazer has really evolved over the years. Gone are the days when it was intended only for the prep school or the boardroom. There are so many cool and unique ways to rock a blazer. It can be dressed up or dressed down. With winter approaching, this is the time to sport your blazer loud and proud. Here are 5 ultra-chic ways to wear a blazer.
1. With Leather Pants
No one will ever say you are boring once they’ve see you in leather pants teamed with a blazer. Leather pants are a quick way to add an edgy twist to any outfit. Depending on your color choice or shoe pairings, leather pants can easily go from edgy casual to chic and sophisticated. If any celebrity knows how to rock a leather pant, it’s Victoria Beckham. Her Faux Leather Pants are the perfect complement to any blazer. Pair them with patent leather stilettos, and you’ve got yourself a winning look.
2. With a White or Black Dress
Combining masculine and feminine elements creates an intriguing juxtaposition. This is why wearing a blazer with a little white or black dress works so well. The soft romanticism of the dress offsets the hardness of the blazer. To really rock this look, pair your blazer with a dress of a different color. This Camilla and Marc Gold Mini Blazer is just the ticket for a night out on the town, whether you’re wearing a white dress or a black one.
3. With a Tee
You just can’t go wrong with a blazer and a plain white T-shirt. But switching that plain tee for a graphic T-shirt will make for a look that’s just as eye-catching and way more fun. The blazer and tee can work whether you’re wearing a form-fitting tee or an oversized one. Team them with skinny jeans. There’s no need to dress them up with heels unless you want to; boots will work perfectly with this combo. Check out this Phillip Lim Navy Pinstripe Blazer for inspiration.
Blazers are one of our favorite fashion accessories, because they can be worn with any garment. If you’re looking for a new twist on the blazer look, try pairing one with hot pants. These can be denim, leather or cotton, in a relaxed or tailored fit. Rock short booties or sky-high heels. Feel free to experiment. The Off-White Samy Blazer by Elizabeth and James is just the right length to make this look work.
5. Distressed Jeans
We know that blazers go well with a great pair of skinny jeans, but you might try taking it to the next level by switching them out for some distressed jeans. You’ll instantly go from plain to uber-chic. If wearing a pair of distressed jeans, try to go for a simple blazer like Nanette Lepore’s Black Floral Eyelet 3-Button Peplum Blazer Jacket, to avoid too many distractions and accidental style faux pas. Conversely, if wearing a plain pair of jeans, try them with the Haute Hippie Gray Military Blazer.
Blazers are the perfect fashion item because they work for pretty much any occasion. Do you have a favorite way you like to wear your blazer? Let us know. We love to be inspired too!