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Three Ways to Wear a Blazer

Three Ways to Wear a Blazer

This season, we’re taking advantage of the great variety of blazers out there: boyfriend, cropped, and shrunken styles make them easier than ever to pair with just about everything in your closet. Here’s how we’ll be wearing them.

Check out our editors’ favorite blazers in our Blazer Guide on SheFinds.

Style 1: The Fashion-Biz Suit

It’s hard to take a black bootie-clad step at New York Fashion Week this season without encountering what we’ve come to acknowledge is the fashion industry’s take on a suit: Dark skinny jeans, blousy tee (for day) or embellished tank (for night), high-heeled pumps or booties, and a blazer.

This look is super easy to copy and tailor to your own body. If you’re tall or small-chested, top your denim with a boyfriend blazer. Petite ladies or those who need more support up top can opt for more fitted styles. 


Style 2: Make A Dress Work-Appropriate

We’ve all topped a favorite sundress with a cotton cardigan so it’d be acceptable for the office. For fall, throw a shrunken blazer over a less-structured frock for an even more polished, put-together silhouette. Wear it with tights, and there’s a very slim chance HR will get on your case.

Bonus: This is the ultimate day-to-night outfit ? just stow a sparkly pair of earrings in your work tote, and take off the jacket for cocktail hour.

 

Style 3: Make A Mini More Grown-Up

This one is a bit trickier to pull off, as the proportions need to be just right. But a blazer ? in any shape, really ? can take away the sometimes-tarty edge that miniskirts can have on anyone older than 15. 

Tuck a slim-fitting top into the skirt, then add opaque tights and flattering shoes, like pumps or even a ballet flat that won’t disrupt the leg line.

Check out the SheFinds' Editors' top picks for the best blazers, cardigans, flat shoes, and fall booties on SheFinds.com.

How can a blazer fit into your wardrobe? Are you embracing this trend? .


 


"For fall, throw a shrunken blazer over a less-structured frock for an even more polished, put-together silhouette"

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  • Nanci09 By Nanci09
    09.24.09  

    I LOVE THIS!! THESE IDEAS ARE SO USEFUL AND ANYONE CAN USE THEM!

  • GuessWho By GuessWho
    09.24.09  

    Thanks! I'm going to try this.

  • momagarry By momagarry
    09.26.09  

    I love the idea of multi purpose clothes.

  • spacktacle01 By spacktacle01
    09.26.09  

    Great ideas. I have a ton of jackets and blazers and with fall coming up this would be a perfect way to update an outfit to transition into cooler weather!

  • JaniceR By JaniceR
    09.29.09  

    COOOOOL I LOVE IT ........

  • Jtesch0820 By Jtesch0820
    09.29.09  

    I love blazers they are great for a night our or office wear, especially trim chic ones!

  • MarieVonLove By MarieVonLove
    10.01.09  

    I love blazers, it's one of the important pieces in a wardrobe.

  • jos_bgosh By jos_bgosh
    10.06.09  

    I am a student majoring in fashion and these are great ways to wear a blazer. Now I feel like wearing mine tomorrow!

  • sabrinalove By sabrinalove
    10.14.09  

    I bought a whole outfit at forever21 for the third way to wear it.. I love it.

  • stkurtz By stkurtz
    10.15.09  

    I wear blazers through all the seasons. I love it with a buttoned white shirt, dark jeans and either heels or ballet flats.

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