Outlandish but suave: The new blazer
Blazers are reinvented this season from outspoken patterns to futuristic silhouettes

Jul 04, 2013 01:17
by Caitlin Reid

The humble blazer is now so much more. Blasting into winter 2013, the blazer has been completely reborn. From style queen Olivia Palermo to effortlessly suave Kate Moss, everyone is embracing this new look cover all. Still plagued by the thought of school-day blazers? No more! Stunning fabrics and intricate detailing means these blazers are less Hogwarts, more high street. Less Carlton, more Fresh Prince.

Forget pretty preppy, this year’s blazers are loud, bright, and embellished. Flashy sequins and raucous prints to textured silks and ladylike florals, the patterned blazer has boldly made its name as the ultimate layering essential. Feeling experimental? Go wild! Choose loud patterns with sleek lapels and tapered waist tailoring to ensure the print doesn’t dominate your look. If luminous sparkle is your dream fabric, choose blazers with sequin detailing, or all over sequin and beaded embellishment for mind blowing glam. Form fitting styles keep the look modern, avoiding the cool but retro shoulder pad, loose fitting beaded jacket styles of the 80’s.

Patterns don’t entirely rule the roost, with the ultra chic monochrome blazer also relishing a modern reinvention. Roughly textured leathers, blatant futuristic silhouettes and stark black and white contrasting sees the monochrome blazer more chic than geek this winter. Embrace the peplum, ditch the lapel and relish cut outs in sleek, black and white options. Loose fitting blazers crafted from soft fabrics add a carefree casual edge to this traditionally tailored piece. Pair monochrome blazers with floral or tribal prints for an eclectic mix, or layer with super skinny jeans and a loose fitting tee for sultry, mysterious rock chic.

Throw your blazer over any outfit for instant glam, a blast of bright, girly floral, sequinned sexiness or monochrome mystery. You can be anyone you choose with thousands of styles, prints, patterns and cuts. No rules apply, get your blazer on!

What style of blazer are you rocking this winter? 


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