STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Forget The Boring Blazer

Style Advice of the Week

This fall, forget the basic black and navy blazer! The style for blazers is now trending towards different fabrics and weaves. Some might think that the investment in a seasonal blazer might not be worthwhile, but in reality blazers with texture have a lot of versatility.

This Fashionista models a classic cut blazer inspired by a traditional riding jacket embellished with metal crest buttons. This blazer’s fall camel color and heavy velvet-like material makes it a staple wardrobe piece. Paired with dark red jeans, a plaid scarf and lace-up boots, this blazer really ties together this Fashionista’s casual daytime outfit. You could also imagine wearing this piece with a classic pencil skirt and work shirt for a professional ensemble. The tailored cut of this blazer naturally accentuates a beautiful silhouette. Whether double-breasted or asymmetrical, the inherent flattering fit of a blazer lies in the cut and trim.

The utility of the blazer can be attributed to the subtle design elements, making the piece adaptable to outfits for many different occasions. Blazers with leather and velvet details or studded decoration can add edge to a simple nighttime outfit. Definitely take advantage of the variety in texture and color of blazers that has been even more apparent this season. Designers are even branching out with the classic tweed material and exploring knit fabrics with more texture. The herringbone weave remains one of my favorites because I am always pleasantly surprised when I see the variety that comes with the pattern and color. The warmth that comes with the thicker material is also an extra plus! If you haven’t found the perfect blazer yet, don’t be demoralized. With the variety in style we have seen so far this season, there is a blazer out there for everyone!

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