For wearing a blazer to a job interview, pair it with a solid colored button-down shirt, some tailored pants, and pumps. To take a blazer from the office during the day to a night out (be it for a date or club/bar hopping with the girls) that you don't have time to change for in between, wear your blazer with a camisole, a bandage pencil skirt, and a pair of pumps. Also, carry an oversized braided strap handbag with you. Make sure to put a bib necklace, some bangle bracelets, a pair of hoop earrings, and a flower hair clip inside your bag. When you're through with work and ready to go out for the night, remove your blazer and put on all of the fun accessories you packed. You may also try this going from work to play look with a classic little black dress (just make sure the dress you pick out is appropriate for work). To get a menswear-inspired look, pair your blazer with a white button-down shirt, some tailored pants, a fedora hat, oxford shoes, and a necktie. For a Thanksgiving feast with the family, wear a blazer with a 2fer tank dress, a pair of argyle tights, ballet flats, and a feather hairclip. If you want to wear a blazer to school or to dress it down for other types of casual settings, wear it with some skinny jeans, a rock & roll graphic t-shirt, a pair of slouch boots, chandelier earrings, a plaid scarf, and a beret. If you have your own suggestions about how to wear blazers in either a business or casual setting, let me know.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Back in January of this year, I wrote an article about how you can layer your clothes to keep warm and get good use out of your spring/summer clothes during the winter. Now that it's fall and will soon be winter once again, layering is back in style. So it's no surprise to see vests, cardigans, and shrugs everywhere. What other outer layer can you expect to see a lot of this fall? Blazers! While a blazer was once considered a conservative article of clothing that was really only worn as part of a suit in business settings, this is no longer the case. All you need to do is style a blazer with a pair of jeans and some bold accessories. With this, it instantly becomes a great casual piece for everyday wear. It's a great way to dress down but still look polished at the same time. Take a look at my blazing fashion finds below!