Yes, blazers have been blogged about, photographed and worn for years, but remembering the basics of blazer wearing is a must as cooler weather calls for layers. This Fashionista wears a French Connection blazer in a perfectly neutral color that adds wonders to her black-on-black ensemble. Though the color of her blazer is safe, it goes with absolutely everything and will standout when everyone else is wearing black. The structured shoulders of her blazer contrast the flow of the lapels, making this blazer perfectly diverse.
Blazers have gone through many trends of colors, patterns, prints and cuts, but the best way to buy a blazer is to invest in a neutral, classic blazer that is a perfect fit. You can never go wrong with a black, grey or tan blazer because they can go with any outfit— jeans, dresses, tights, tunics, you name it. That is why it is essential to purchase a blazer that can easily transition from class, to work, to a night out. Blazers can add not only warmth for winter nights, but can instantly make your outfit look tailored and put together, even if you are wearing an old pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Just because you should invest in a classic blazer, does not mean it needs to be boring. This BB Dakota blazer has leather lapels that touch on the huge leather trend happening this season.
Prabal Gurung and Rebecca Minkoff showcased perfectly tailored blazers on the 2013 runway that were paired perfectly with matching shorts and pants. To achieve this look, the easiest and most budget friendly way is to wear all black. A perfect black blazer with black shorts or jeans is a sleek way to go out this winter. If black isn’t for you, any neutral blazer can add just the right amount of sophistication to your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid of some detail. Keeping it classic doesn’t mean it has to be your father’s blazer. This Joie blazer is an updated version of a simple gray blazer. So go out and buy a staple blazer that you can wear in any circumstance. You won’t regret it.