So, I'm a huge fan of blazers, right? It's a fairly recent phenomenon, but they're my favorite outfit staple. Wear a blazer with a tee shirt, a tank, a skirt, a pair of capris … there are so many possibilities, many of which are office appropriate but still able to seamlessly transition from day to evening. Since winter is the perfect time for layering, I thought I'd share some of my top-most styling types – and please, please, please-please-please do share yours, too!
This is a killer combo that's always on-point. The addition of a blazer and tights can take any ensemble to the next level.
If you prefer monochromatic ensembles or simple black and white looks, injecting a little color is a great idea. This is what I advised my lovely wife @Heather to do when a few of her work frenemies accused her of being “goth” because she likes to wear all black. Well. First I told her to say something decidedly NSFW, but the blazer idea works, too.
Blazers are perfect for layering, even if you have to get a little inventive.
I've actually never seen this look before. I could not pull off this look, I don't have the legs for it, but it's pretty cute, I gotta say.
Boyfriend jeans, a tee, and a blazer – simple but so stylish, you don't even need anything else. Well, no, scratch that. Take a page from this lovely woman's book and include phenomenal shoes, a fab purse, and the perfect pair of sunnies.
But not really. Check out this outfit, though – if you're working a mini and a crop top but want a little more coverage, a complementary blazer brings together the whole thing.
In addition to using a blazer for a single pop of color, you can put together a whole palette of complementary hues. The world needs more color blocking.
This ain't your momma's power suit.
This just screams “laid-back.” It's a perfect seaside look, ideal as a vacation ensemble, and comfortable enough for a day of errands or casual fun. Gotta love a low-maintenance outfit.
I adore the clean crispness of this outfit – simple color palette, timeless pieces, a few statement-making details. This woman is doing it right.
Is it a coat? Is it a blazer? Is it something in between? It's hella cute, whatever it is.
Seriously, this is off-duty style at its finest. It's such a simple little outfit, but you'll never go wrong if you wear something like this.
Black top, black blazer, black boots, worn blue jeans – this is literally all you need to look like a million dollars.
Make like the Parisians, who know how to layer more stylishly than anyone in the world. Can you believe a blazer and a scarf can look this good together?
I just want this entire outfit. At the very least, I must own that blazer.
Who says you can't mix Boho chic with business casual?
Everything about this outfit is awesome, from the stripes to the tights to that stunning, slouchy blazer.
Pinstripes are always stylish. They lend a crisp, vintage air to any ensemble – though I prefer my pinstripes a bit more tailored, to be honest.
Yeah, baby, something like this. The fit of the blazer alone takes the outfit up a notch, so it's classy and fitted even when paired with jeans and a button-up. Love that statement necklace, too!
Remember, stalkers, animal print counts as a neutral. Endless possibilities!
Promise me you'll never believe anyone who tells you that a blazer isn't appropriate as formal wear.
So, are you a blazer aficionado? What's your favorite way to style this versatile, must-have piece?
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