Happy Sunday, ladies! I hope you're having a restful weekend. It's been a bit crazy here in Athens---UGA's home opener was this weekend. College football means that Fall is right on our doorstep. A few weeks ago, I shared 5 Fall essentials you need in your wardrobe. Today, I'm deep-diving into one of those essentials and showing you 5 ways to style a blazer.
Aside from denim, it's hard for me to imagine a more timeless classic than the mighty blazer. Given that I'm a prepster at heart, it's easy for me to say. But there are so many reasons to love a blazer.
They come in all different shapes and styles. From a sweater-blazer to a classic two-button, you can dress them up; or you can dress them down.
In truth, there's nothing more classically Fall than the blazer, button-down, denim combo.
I consider blazers investment pieces. I purchase and hold onto them for years. But if you are just beginning your collection, I recommend starting with a neutral base: black, grey, and navy. Look for classic one- and two-button ones and branch out from there.
For those of you with a blazer or two, today's post is aimed at inspiring you to wear your blazer in a new and interesting way; or potentially expanding your collection with a new blazer type. Per usual, I've pulled out 5 of my favorite styles from the archives to serve as a little inspiration on this September afternoon.
Today I'm showing you 5 ways to style a blazer.
The outfits I've modeled are all old, but I've put together similars for each
Everything is shoppable via a text- or image-widget
My top 10 blazers for Fall 2022 are at the end of the post, so don't miss them!
Fall is all about layering. Layering should involve blazers. Therefore, Fall should involve blazers. A = B =C.
The blazer and turtleneck combo is a classic Fall layering one and perfect for those cooler temp days. I recommend a thinner turtleneck, lest you have to size your blazer up.
I always love a monochromatic pairing: grey-on-grey, black-on-black... you get the idea. But if you're wearing a neutral blazer, don't be able to add a pop of color with your turtleneck. Thinks yellows, reds, and oranges---it is Fall after all.
The blazer and hoodie combination is one that doesn't get enough love in my opinion. A little more casual than, say, a blazer and turtleneck, it's a perfect "around-the-town" look.
Personally, I love topping this combo off with a pair of booties. But you can lean hard into the casual look and go with a pair of sneakers or espadrilles.
One of the more controversial fashion items, yes, blazers work really well with jumpsuits.
If they're too utilitarian for you, Nordstrom has an excellent selection, especially if you're in the market for a more elevated look.
If you've covered your neutral base, then branch out this year and pick up a colorful blazer. Bright and bold are what I have in mind: pinks, purples, yellows, and the like.
If you decide to take the plunge, pair a colorful blazer with a neutral outfit to keep the focus solely on the blazer. One statement item per outfit is always a good rule of thumb.