If I could choose one trend that has seemed to surpass all others in the last year, it would definitely be menswear-inspired ensembles. From blazers to trousers, from patent loafers to light and airy blouses, worktime apparel has been making the transition to our casual, daily closet. As seen with blazers, especially, so-called "business casual" is no longer reserved for internship dress codes.
To anyone the least bit familiar with the fashion industry, the phrase "business casual" conjures up images of the worst of the worst: ill-fitting suits, kitten heels and neutral nail polish colors. Today's new business casual, however, is more about separates. As in, doing what this Fashionista has done and pair a blazer with a plain white t-shirt, jeans and scarf, rather than commit to wearing it with the whole suit ensemble.
I, for one, could not get enough of blazers. In fact, because you can find so many inexpensive styles and versions, it's easier than you think to accumulate multiple colors, cuts and materials. Much like the LBD, every modern Fashionista should own a simple black blazer that they can wear to work, to class or to a party. I also think it's important to own a spring and summer blazer to wear over a bright summer dress. The best thing about blazers is their versatility, and, likewise, their ability to be versatile.
For starters, I would begin by looking at an inexpensive, yet stylish, store like Old Navy to pick up your first, or several, blazers to supplement your wardrobe. Denim blazers, like this one from Gap, another option; this one would look incredible over a white sundress, and provide an interesting alternative to the typical jean jacket.