The classic but mundane, formal, thick blazer has evolved over the years and how. Once restricted to office wear, the versatility of this remarkably powerful garment has led to people embracing a blazer as a casual style statement as well.
Not sure how to wear a blazer outside the office? We give you a lowdown on how you can take your casual wear style a few notches higher with a blazer.
Combine Them With Culottes
The conventional norm of wearing a blazer over something well-fitted and body-defining is now changing, thanks to the trend of oversized clothing. For a sassy look, play with proportions. Team a crop top with culottes and layer it with an oversized blazer. This ensemble is equally striking for daytime and evening wear. Adding a pop of contrast or vibrant colours to your blazer and up its chic quotient.
Layering With Maxi Dresses
Who doesn’t love the boho-chic flair that a flowy maxi dress exudes? From brunches to dinner and cocktail parties, they can be co-opted to fit any dress code. Stunning on its own, a printed maxi dress can be further enhanced with a well-fitted blazer. It will add structure to its flowy silhouette. Throw on a pair of ankle-length boots to make it look edgy or with classic strappy heels for a party.
Pants And Sneakers
Your choice of footwear can be a total gamechanger to a blazer and formal pants combo. Give your solid blazer and trousers outfit a sporty twist by teaming it with a pair of white sneakers. Revered for their comfort, sneakers also add an effortlessly cool appeal. Wear a turtleneck T-shirt under the blazer or a casual V-neck. This makes for an ideal outfit when you need practical footwear for a day of running errands but still want to look put together for a casual business meeting later.
Play Around With Prints
Thought blazers were too boring for your jovial personality? Ditch the solid ones and go adventurous with a printed blazer layered over printed blouses and tees. Contrasting prints like a gingham blazer with an abstract floral-printed blouse paired over jeans or any solid bottoms create an unexpected and eye-grabbing look.
Leopard, geometric, aztec and paisley patterns also work gorgeously with any outfit you wish to wear. On the other hand, you can tone it down by pairing a printed blazer with pieces in solid colours. The key is to balance it out elegantly.
Waterfall Blazer Over A Shirt And Mini Skirt
Go school-girl-meets-elegant-diva by pairing a button-down shirt and pleated mini skirt with a waterfall blazer. A solid white shirt underneath is perfect for a sophisticated look whereas a plaid shirt is ideal if you want a grunge look. The waterfall style of the blazer softens its powerful vibe and enhances its feminine appeal.
Go for pastel shades or bright neon ones in a light-weight fabric. Accessorise with a slinky chain bag and metallic pumps and you are set to slay.
Solid neutral colours, vibrant neons, and prints — blazers are available in all conceivable styles. With so many great styling options, take them on a fun spin outside the workspace. Shop for these fun styles at Shoppers stop online or in-store and read our blog on Stylish Jackets To Cruise Through This Winter for more tips.
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