May 14, 2014 03:00
by Chelsea Thomas
Don’t underestimate the power of a blazer. It’s our go-to staple if ever we want to sharpen up a shirt-and-denim ensemble, add an extra trans-seasonal layer or blitz a meeting at work. They’re super versatile and you can wear almost anything underneath one. A sexy camisole. A crisp, white shirt. A striped tee. Thrown over a LBD. You get my drift.
Adding a chic blazer adds instant style cred, giving your outfit an edge it wouldn’t have without it. You could be sporting ripped jeans and a baggy white tee for example, but add a black blazer (be it cropped, boxy boyfriend-style or patterned) and suddenly you’re good to go for Saturday night drinks. There’s no method to the effortlessness when it comes to throwing on a blazer.
Think of your blazer as the friend who won’t ever leave your side – it’ll hang around until you’re done at the bar and keep you company all the way home. Available in long (my favourite) and short cuts, oversized, floral, striped and eye-popping colours, the options are endless and oh-so-exciting. And given it’s the one wardrobe item that’ll keep you looking slick at the office by day and stylish on the dance floor by night, it’s definitely worth the investment.