When it comes to the blazer, women often categorize this piece as an item in their wardrobe strictly reserved for the workplace. Something worn between the hours of 9 to 5, Monday to Friday, and otherwise never exposed to the outside world.
While we understand that certain pieces in your closet have an association with the office and often don’t exude the elements of a cute weekend date look for example, we’re here to show you how to switch up your styling and make the blazer just that and more.
Scroll down for 4 easy ways to wear your blazer that look great and don’t involve the office.
#1 Keep it Casual
Just because you’re accustom to wearing your blazer in an office setting doesn’t mean it isn’t equally as suitable for more casual activities. The easiest way to achieve this look is by pairing it with a pair of jeans (no style is off limits), a cute tee and pair of flat shoes. This look is effortlessly cool and ensures fantastic styling with very minimal work.
#2 Wear it Over a Dress
A quick way to add interest to a feminine summer dress is by pairing it with a well-tailored blazer. The juxtaposition between the two instantly transforms the look, taking it from simple to ultra-chic. Try it with flats or heels, depending on the circumstance, and don’t be afraid to accessorize.
#3 Add a Pop of Color or Print
When we go to work, more likely then not our wardrobes are made up of a neutral colors spectrum, with exciting prints few-and-far-between. Outside of the office is always a great time to experiment with the things we aren’t permitted to wear during a 9 to 5 work week. Pair a solid color blazer with a bold printed blouse or brightly colored pant – add a great statement shoe and you’re ready for a Friday night out.
#4 Play with Proportions
Playing with proportions is a tried-and-true method for looking like an ultimate fashionista. Your office blazer serves as an excellent tool for achieving this look, and works with several pieces you already own in your closet. The key to executing this ensemble is an imbalance in ratio: think oversized jacket on top with shorts or a mini skirt on the bottom for a menswear inspired look, or cropped blazer on the top paired with wide leg trousers for something more feminine.
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