STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: (B)lazer Focused

Menswear-inspired blazers have been popping up all over the runway in recent weeks as designers preview their pre-fall 2015 collections. rag & bone featured slouchy blazers in neutral grays and creams, while Givenchy presented a sleek black blazer with contrasting fresh white elements. Donna Karan offered stunning black and gray versions of the blazer, adding unique touches with buttons and lapels. 3.1 Phillip Lim chose to let the styling do the talking and stuck to classic shapes in statement-making black.

This savvy Fashionista made the campus her runway by choosing her own blazer as the finishing touch for her casual winter look. She chose a more casual and feminine style, perfect for walking around campus from class to class or running errands in town. A slim-fit style that hits below the waist is super flattering. The gray and navy striped blazer, crisp jeans and knee high boots give the outfit an overall preppy vibe. However, the pale pink thermal and unique necklaces add a personal touch to an outfit comprised of staple wardrobe pieces.

As this Fashionista proves, blazers are a versatile piece. Blazers come in a variety of shapes, styles and colors, making it easy to find one (or one too many) that fits your personal style and flatters your figure. Styling options abound when it comes to blazers. For a classic and elegant evening look, pair a traditional black blazer with your favorite bright-colored dress. Add tights and heels for a bold look. You can also sport the look this Fashionista models by pairing a casual blazer with your favorite comfy T-shirt and jeans.

However you choose to wear this timeless piece, rest assured that the blazer will never go out of style.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Stock up on staple pieces, like blazers. A great black blazer makes a great addition to your professional wardrobe, while a bold, printed one can be a great expression of your own personality.”