Once winter is behind us, we start looking forward to putting away the parkas and overcoats and heading outside with something a little lighter. Spring is the perfect time to break out the blazers as an ideal addition to any outfit. The days of a blazer only being associated with professional attire are long gone, and this highly versatile piece can add a boost of sophistication and fashion-forwardness to any ensemble. Think of it as the cosmopolitan older sister to your favorite cardigan. Whatever your style is, the blazer will soon become your best friend and a wardrobe staple. Check out these different styles you can easily try.
1. Comfortably Casual
Pair a simple black or dark navy blazer with a graphic t-shirt underneath. Disappointed that you gave away all your favorite concert t-shirts from back in the day? Shopping online at places like eBay and Etsy can help!
2. Paired with Elevated Loungewear
Elevated joggers are such a big trend right now, and when you pair them with a polished blazer and other office-wear staples, they turn up the power (while keeping all the comfort). Perfect for those Zoom meetings or snagging ten minutes at the park with the kids.
3. A Bohemian Rhapsody
Go ahead and wear a blazer with your favorite boho graphic tee and ripped jeans. Maxi dresses are also exceptionally popular, especially during the warmer months. Add some sophistication by incorporating a lightweight blazer and some statement accessories!
4. Bright & Bold
Throw a pastel or gem-toned blazer over a bright printed dress for a pop of color that is fun and distinct. The blazer will add some structure to the dress, and it will transition easily from work to happy hour or dinner with friends.
5. Go Neutral
If your capsule wardrobe is full of neutrals or different shades of the same color, try tying them all together with a matching blazer and complementary jewelry. You can never go wrong with neutrals, especially if you like taking pictures. If you love that uniform look for your Instagram feed, make your wardrobe match so you are only one Lightroom preset away from total perfection.
6. Vintage Flair
If you love scouting vintage clothing stores for styles from the past, you’re sure to love mixing and matching looks from different eras! Think 1950s cropped suit jacket with bell-bottoms or a pencil skirt.
7. All Business
Just because you’re in a work environment where professional dress is expected doesn’t mean you can’t let your style shine through. Combine a sleek, styled blazer with tailored trousers, a fitted blouse, and heels for a look that says you mean business!
Whether you’re heading to the office, the grocery store, or a night out with family or friends, any outfit can look fantastic when you add a blazer on top. Wear it as a jacket or as a layer over your shirt. From single-breasted to double-breasted, long or cropped, and available in every color imaginable, let your creativity run wild and experiment with different ways to wear this often underrated piece of clothing.