One of my absolute favorite things about summer fashion is the unlimited array of bright, saturated colors. Whether it be tops, pants, shorts or dresses, color makes bold statements in all summer collections. Color also has the ability to turn classic pieces into fun and flirty options to wear during the day or night, without loosing their sophistication. In particular, bright colored blazers offer a stylish and eye-catching summer twist to their elegantly tailored origin.
This Fashionsita has selected a rich melon colored blazer to top a black and white patterned dress. The lack of color within the dress really accentuates the blazer as the statement piece of her outfit. Furthermore, the structured and slightly oversized jacket adds an element of conservative that balances the short skirt length of the dress. The jacket also radiates a preppy New England vibe. Bold blazers are filling racks and collections across the board this summer, but don’t be afraid to venture to a thrift store or two to find the perfect colored blazer — this undergrad’s jacket is vintage.
This chic undergrad has finished off the look with a simple sliver necklace and gold flat sandals. She has also opted for a black cross-body bag to carry. The black ties in nicely with her pattered dress, however with this outfit, I would experiment with bold colored purses as well. With this deep melon blazer, I would pair a bold mint colored purse, such as this one from J.Crew.
Bright colored blazers are also easy items to utilize for color blocking an outfit. Color blocking, first hitting the runway in spring 2011 collections, is noted by singular bright colored pieces being paired with other bright colored pieces. For example, pairing a hot pink shirt and blazer over bright blue cropped pants.
I have always been a huge fan of blazers because they are so easy to throw on over a dress, tank or blouse, they add sophistication and coverage, and they can be worn anywhere to almost any event — formal or daily.