Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Blazer - 5 different ways to wear a classic

It is always fun to have a piece of clothing that you love that can be worn several different ways. The blazer is such a versatile piece of clothing that I consider it to be a wardrobe staple. When I used to think of blazers, I thought "job interview" . I still love the look of a blazer with slacks, which really is perfect for an interview, but there are so many other, fun ways to wear this piece.I especially love blazers with skirts or shorts lately. If you have a simple black blazer, the options are endless. Using different accessories and different pops of color makes each outfit below completely different.

The different looks below all star the same item: A black blazer from topshop.

Look 1 : Night out     

Blazer- topshop
colorblock skirt- H&M ($10.00)
earrings- Betsey Johnson
bracelet bangles- JcPenny
Leopard clutch-
Basic blank tank- any brand will do

*This outfit is "club friendly" but the blazer helps keep everything looking sophisticated. I also love the extra punch the leopard clutch gives to this outfit.

Sleek day to night look

Blazer- topshop
basic white tank-any brand will do
Jeans- black Hudson straight leg pants
Shoes- BeBe "Tristan"
necklace- bluewire stone pendant
clutch- Barney's (I have an affordable version of the one in the picture)
white african bead bracelet-

* I love the pop of blue! Blue and black looks great together. Ps- don't you LOVE that black and white clutch?

Feminine and simple

Blazer- topshop
blouse- H&M
shorts- Forever 21
shoes- Steve Madden leopard flats

*Such a delicate look, very soft

Playful date night

                                                      Blazer- topshop
                                                      shorts- Forever 21
                                                      wedges- MiuMiu
                                                      watch- Juicy

                                                 *The blazer with the shorts makes this outfit a fun balance of edgy yet sleek. The wedges  make it fun and playful. The  red polka dot clutch just adds to the cuteness

                                                           Casual and Cute

Blazer- topshop
white tee- Forever 21
jeans- Hudson cropped pants
shoes- Converse

*I love how incredibly casual this outfit is, and yet, how the blazer works so well with it. And again we have a pop of blue with the clutch. 

 So there you have it. From job interviews to nights out, to a casual day running errands, the blazer is a great go to piece!

If you are looking to find a cute and affordable blazer, I suggest: (from cheapest to most expensive)
Forever 21
H &M
Banana Republic