Friday, November 20, 2009

Blazing Hot

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!

Boyfriend Blazer, $53.90, available in sizes M-XL, alloy.com


One-Button Boy Blazer, $49.90, available n sizes S-L, alloy.com


Terry Blazer, $24.99, available in sizes XS and S, alloy.com

Tartan Plaid Blazer, $32.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Mineral Wash Blazer, $42.50, shown in black; also available in blue, sizes XS-XL, delias.com


Double-Knit Blazer, $59.50, shown in heather gray; also available in true black knit, sizes XS-XXL, gap.com


Women's Cotton Twill One-Button Blazers, $39.50, shown in khaki; also available in pavement and black, sizes XS-XXL, oldnavy.com


Women's Double-Breasted Boyfriend Blazers, $19.75, available in sizes M and XL, oldnavy.com


Women's Essential One-Button Blazers, $19.99, shown in heather grey; also available in new black and coffee grounds, sizes XS-XXL, oldnavy.com


Basic Blazer, $27.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Career Blazer, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Cropped Knit Blazer, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Dressy Cropped Blazer, $29.80, available in sizes Medium and Large, forever21.com

Dressy Tux Blazer, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Gabardine Blazer, $29.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Ponte Knit Blazer, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Reverse Zipper Trim Blazer, $29.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


Ruched 3/4 Sleeve Blazer, $29.80, available in sizes Small and Medium, forever21.com


Satin Trim Blazer, $29.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


3/4 Career Blazer, $27.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


3/4 Tweed Jacket, $29.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com


One Button Blazer, $34.00, available in sizes S-L, mandee.com


Cat Walk Juniors Tweed Hooded, $56.00, available in sizes Small and Medium, target.com


Cat Walk Juniors Tweed Hooded Blaxer, $56.00, available in sizes Small and Medium, target.com


Kimchi Blue French Terry Woven Cuff Blazer, $29.99, shown in black; also available in navy, sizes x-small-lsrge, urbanoutfitters.com


Mirror/Dash French Terry Boyfriend Blazer, $58.00, shown in parlor red; also available in charcoal, sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Mirror/Dash Striped French Terry Boyfriend Blazer, $58.00, available in sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Silence & Noise Cozy Blazer, $14.99, shown in cobalt blue; also available in dirty white, sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Silence & Noise Faux Suede Blazer, $49.99, shown in grey; also available in purple rain, sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Silence & Noise Little Brother Blazer, $39.99, shown in navy; also available in cobalt blue and black, sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com

Silence & Noise Pieced Shoulder Shrunken Blazer, $49.99, available in sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com

Silence & Noise Striped Lapel French Terry Blazer, $29.99, available in sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Urban Renewal Floral Printed Blazer, $49.99, shown in grey; also available in navy, sizes small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Urban Renewal Vintage Menswear Blazer, $58.00, available in sizes small-large, urbanoutfitters.com


Urban Renewal Vintage Tweed Blazer, $48.00, shown in grey; also available in brown, sizes small-large, urbanoutfitters.com

1 Button Sateen Blazer, $22.50, shown in pink; also available in ivory and black, sizes s-xl, wetseal.com


Stripe Fitted Jacket, $25.99, available in sizes L and XL, wetseal.com


Tab Button Plaid Blazer, $24.50, available in sizes L and XL, wetseal.com


Tuxedo Blazer, $24.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com


3/4 Sleeve Textured Blazer, $24.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com


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.

15 comments:

Remy Ma said...

Cool

Viva La Fashion said...

i have to admit that i'm in love with the blazer right now. :)

Tara said...

Remy Ma: I'm glad you liked this post.

Viva La Fashion: I love blazers right now too. I especially love how they look casually paired with jeans.

Lilee said...

i love the plaid blazer!

Tara said...

Glad you like the plaid blazer. :) I'm in love with plaid myself right now. In fact, I just bought a new plaid coat from the place I work at.

Remy Ma said...

Hey Tara plz read my newest post. I need to get all my hard work paid off

CC said...

Blazers = awesomeness! Great post. =)
Xx

PS - I have a really great giveaway on my blog - Ugg boots. Don't forget to sign up! :)

Rachel said...

I absolutely love blazers. They are definite must-haves. I adore that Urban Renewal Tweed Blazer.

beckyxoxo said...

Amazing ! I think I need a new blazer . Haha . Thanks for sharing !

Tara said...

Remy Ma: I just left a comment for you. Take a look at it. :)

CC: I'm glad you enjoyed this post. :) Oh, cool! I'll be sure to check it out.

Rachel: I'm glad you like the tweed blazer. I'm loving blazers right now too.

Beckyxoxo: I'm glad you liked this post. :)

Jeffe said...

Wow, you guys have really compiled a nice diverse list of beautiful womens clothing. I will definitely be ordering a few of these for the holidays. Another one of my favorite brands is billabong clothing, If you guys could check list some that, it would be really nice thanks!

Tara said...

Hi Jeffe! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. I'm glad you like the stuff I posted. I like the Billabong brand too (I see it at Pacific Sunwear all the time). They have some cool, casual stuff. I'll definitely check out your site!

Kim said...

Hi there, I've been looking for that FOrever21 dressy blazer for AGES but its sold out...you wouldnt happen to have one for sale would you?? Id pay you to send it to me!!

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