Black blazers are immortal, and irresistible. No matter what the age or vocation, owning a black blazer, I think, is a must. It’s one of those versatile staple pieces that one must have in their wardrobe. Style it this way or that, black blazers are an instant success. Don’t limit the blazer to boring office days and formal interviews. Branch out and take your black blazer in a new, chic direction. Stuck? Here’s a little help on how to style your black blazer to suit any occasion.
The formal-casual juxtaposition featuring a black blazer is a timeless trend, and easy to pull off. Take your jeans & tee look up a notch by throwing on a no-nonsense black blazer. Pair it with high tops, ballet flats or even heels, if you’re feeling adventurous. A few rings and a thin necklace add to the formal vibe, just as a pair of quirky sunglasses and cuffed pants add to the laid back look of the outfit. For the colder days, you can put on a sweater over the top and underneath the blazer to keep yourself cosy.
Break the Monotony
A black blazer does wonders with a monochrome outfit. Wear a top and bottom of the same colour or hue to give you silhouette a continuous, monochrome look, which looks put together. Then, wear a black blazer to break it apart, perfectly. Pull back your hair into an elegant bun, minimal make up and put on a pair of sleek sunglasses to complete the look.
Skirting Around Pants
Move a little further away from the traditional pant suit look. Wear a formal jagged hem skirt and a blouse of the same colour, or one that complements the skirt. Put on a form fitting black blazer, and roll up the sleeves for a casual vibe that’s not over the top. Put on a pair of stilettos or fringed heels in a basic colour like black or nude. A pair of cat-eye sunglasses will complete the look! If you’re feeling a little daring, go for a pair of skorts.
Plaid It Up
You can achieve an eye catching, slightly playful look by using plaid elements in your outfit, while pairing it with a black blazer. Put on a pair of plaid high waisted joggers, combined with black stilettos and a white tiered top. A few small accessories finish off the look.
Another easy look to pull off with a blazer is by pairing it with a maxi dress or maxi skirt. This outfit is best suited for the slightly colder evenings when you’d like to go out for a formal dinner. Pair a maxi skirt with a neat form fitting crop top and put on the blazer. Alternatively, you can pair the blazer with a light coloured jumpsuit or maxi dress with minimal accessories and slender heels.