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Advice
|17 Jul|2 mins

How to blazer

It’s time to get down to business.
Elle Glass
17 Jul
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In search for an ally against your office air-conditioning? A friend to make your weekend-wear meet-his-mum appropriate? Or, just desperate for a cure-all wardrobe update?

Introducing: the blazer. No longer just a case of please-give-me-the job, but instead a handy go-to essential that will save your bacon (or vegan equivalent) on more than one occasion.

Versatile, you can team yours with pretty much anything (and everything) in your wardrobe – from jeans to sweats – to add instant polish, an air of ‘I’ve got this’ no matter the event at hand. Layer yours with knits, with trenches, with T-shirts or pare it right back and wear it solo. Yep, sans shirting.

Be unafraid of oversized silhouettes, of patterns, of bold prints, of skirt suits. Mix up the way you wear it also – think a simple, non-committal drape over the shoulders. Wear the sleeves long or push them high.

So, what should you be looking for in your soon-to-be partner in crime?

Advice
|17 Jul|2 mins

How to blazer

It’s time to get down to business.
Elle Glass
17 Jul
Share:

In search for an ally against your office air-conditioning? A friend to make your weekend-wear meet-his-mum appropriate? Or, just desperate for a cure-all wardrobe update?

Introducing: the blazer. No longer just a case of please-give-me-the job, but instead a handy go-to essential that will save your bacon (or vegan equivalent) on more than one occasion.

Versatile, you can team yours with pretty much anything (and everything) in your wardrobe – from jeans to sweats – to add instant polish, an air of ‘I’ve got this’ no matter the event at hand. Layer yours with knits, with trenches, with T-shirts or pare it right back and wear it solo. Yep, sans shirting.

Be unafraid of oversized silhouettes, of patterns, of bold prints, of skirt suits. Mix up the way you wear it also – think a simple, non-committal drape over the shoulders. Wear the sleeves long or push them high.

So, what should you be looking for in your soon-to-be partner in crime?

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Shona Joy blazer

Double trouble – the double-breasted blazer

The power suit, reimagined. Your powers of persuasion will be at an all-time high in a double-breasted number. Boxy and oversized, this piece will loan an impressive silhouette to any look. For a more pared-back look, wear it with a simple white T-shirt and high-rise jeans. Or, if you’re after a 90s feel, wear yours with a slip dress.

Maje blazer

Just dreamy – the pastel blazer

For a retro feel that’s super femme, lighten your look with softer tones. There’s a whimsy to be found in the bubble gum hues we grew up crushing on – the lilacs and pinks, the lemon yellows and Little Mermaid-worthy aqua. Wear yours with a crisp white or a cream silk.  Sweet dreams, they’re made of this.

Friend of Audrey blazer

Sahara feels – the neutral blazer

Neutrals give your look a crispness, a I-don’t-spill-my-coffee kind of vibe.  For an effortless look, go for relaxed tailoring and a looser fit. These shades are the kind early 90s movies were made of.

Sandro blazer

Working girl – the checked blazer

A modern cut with a vintage feel, the checked blazer is your answer to casual chic. Retro-femme at its finest. Pair yours with a crisp white and rigid denim, or take it after hours with a navy slip.

Cotton On Blazer

Wear it like you stole it – the boyfriend blazer

What’s his is yours, right? Possession, they say, is nine-tenths of the law after all. The boyfriend blazer’s trademark is an ultra-relaxed fit you won’t ever want to give up. Be unafraid to give it a girlie edge – pair it with delicate cami or something silky.

Sandro blazer

The bold and the beautiful – the statement blazer

Make yours a blazer to remember with bold prints and bright moves. Be unafraid to wear yours with the volume on high – go for prints on prints on prints and slogan T-shirts that say it like you mean it.

Elle Glass
Writer
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