Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Blaze of Glory

Need that go to piece that you can always count on to dress up even a boring old t-shirt? Have no fear! Make way for the blazer! A key piece that should definitely be in every fashion lovers closet looks great with a pair of dark denim jeans, a cute mini dress, or just about anything you can think of. Being that there are so many different styles of blazers, I thought I'd focus on a few of the more popular silhouettes. 

Due to the masculine nature of the slouchy boyfriend blazer, by pairing it with a more feminine piece such as a romper, prevents an outfit from becoming too boxy and shapeless. 

How to create a similar look

Faded Checkers Romper $16.90 (Forever 21)

Silence & Noise Boyfriend Blazer $78.00 (Urban Outfitters)

Another popular style is the cropped blazer. To help offset the strong shoulder of the blazer, combining it with an a-line dress helps to create a lovely hourglass shape. The cropped blazer is also a great style for those who are vertically challenged! It creates the illusion of a higher waistline therefore making a pair of short legs look miles long! 

How to create a similar look:

Trixxi Jeweled Empire Waist Strapless Dress $68.00 (Nordstrom)

Shrunken Ruffle Detail Blazer $39.50 (Charlotte Russe)

Need a more dressy look but don't feel like changing out of your comfy jeans and t-shirt? Just throw on a blazer and voila!

How to create a similar look:

Double Gold Button Linen Tailor Jacket $22.99 (Papaya Clothing)

AE Embroidered Panel Cami $24.50 (American Eagle)

Since the blazer can be used with just about anything, it's not a bad idea to invest in a higher quality style. Not only will it look and feel better than an inexpensive one, it will last longer too! So if you don't currently have a blazer in your possession, think about making some extra room in your closet for one! Remember! Though it's nice to have a classic black or white one, it's always nice to add a little color to your wardrobe! Think about a sophisticated red hue or maybe even a feminine pink style. It'll add a touch or uniqueness to your outfit!

Inspired? Look for these items here:

No comments:

Post a Comment