So you wanna wear a blazer?

Well if you don’t, I definitely think you should.  Nothing gives you  instant polish and tailoring like a well-cut blazer.  You can wear it to dress up a casual outfit, or to dress down a fancy frock.  I really can’t say enough about blazers!  Convinced?  Here are my top 5 ways to wear one:

1) With jeans and heels

With skinny, flared or boyfriend jeans, blazers legitimize an otherwise casual look.  For a leaner look, wear with heels.

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2) Over a maxi dress

Have a maxi dress you can dress up or down?  This is how you dress it up.

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3) With a cute skirt

Like a skirt suit, but wayyy cuter.

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4) With a midi skirt

This adds polish to a ladylike look.

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5) Over a fancy dress

This really “cools up” a formal dress.

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Blazer Rules

Buy one that has shape (even drapey blazers, if they’re well-cut, have shape).  A blazer should help you create a pleasing, hourglass silhouette.

Have one in black, then look into investing in coloured blazers you love.

Wear the sleeves the way you feel most comfortable: pushed up, cuffed or long.

Have the sleeves hemmed if they’re too long: a long sleeve should end where your thumb starts when your arms are resting at your sides.

Add a decorative pin, scarf or belt to change the look of your blazer

Choose the right length for your body: a traditional blazer should come to your hips, a cropped blazer should end at a thinner part of your torso so you don’t look like a cube.

*Thanks to my lovely sister in law Julie, for suggesting this post!*

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