Out of all of the styles borrowed from the boys, I like blazers the most! I’ve stocked up on three styles of blazers this winter that I can wear in many different ways. You can really make your look as casual or dressy as you want, and your blazer can remain the same. My favorite way to wear this trend is to pair my blazer with a plain or graphic tee, boyfriend jeans, and pointy heels or flats. It’s simple, yet sexy.
1. Feminine plain tee and blazer
This look keeps all of the focus on your blazer and accessories. Although on Kohl’s website it calls this color natural, I think it’s more of a peachy pink tone. When I think natural, I usually think of an off-white or tan color. It’s one of the colors that makes my skin glow (See more about choosing clothes that make you feel good, here). Fun fact: My prom dress was actually peach! I just think this color is beautiful. This is my example of how this look can be feminine.
2. Tough plain tee and blazer
- Oversized Casual Boyfriend Blazer, similar style, Express, $148.00
- Gray Boyfriend Jeans, similar style, New York & Company, $64.95
- Embroidered Ankle Boots, Kohl’s
On the flip side, here’s the example of how this look can be toughened up a little. I switched out my blazer for a tweed boyfriend blazer from Express, my white t-shirt for a black one, and added a steampunk necklace and earrings. I love black/white, gray, and red as a combo, so I also added red sunglasses and black boots with a red embroidered rose for a pop of color.
3. Athleisure look
I changed everything but the blazer, and the overall result is a very sporty look. I wore a striped tee, white ankle dress pants, and white Pumas. Athleisure is super trendy right now, but even more importantly, this outfit just felt FUN. Side note: I am obsessed with Pumas, and am sooooo excited to wear these with everything- dresses, jeans, whatever!
4. Blazer with A-line skirt
- Black pleated metallic skirt, New York & Company, $19.99
- Black pumps with gold heels, similar style, Nine West, DSW, $69.99
I liked being able to dress up the blazer while still keeping the feminine touch by adding the A-line midi skirt. One thing I will caution against is to make sure that whatever top you are wearing under your blazer is form-fitting. Because the blazer and skirt are free-flowing, it looks very sloppy to wear a loose-fitting blouse underneath. I tried this with a different top and my shape got completely lost in all of the layers.
5. Oxford shirt and blazer
This style wasn’t my favorite, but I would be doing a disservice if I didn’t mention it. You can dress up your blazer by adding an oxford shirt underneath. I think if I played around with the bottoms that I paired with this outfit, I could find something that I really liked. I didn’t like all of my volume being on top. I would suggest that if you are wearing a boyfriend blazer, you should wear bootcut or flared jeans in order to balance yourself out on top and bottom.
6. Graphic tee, blazer
I basically followed the same formula as I did for the plain tee look for this style. I like that I could wear this going out or just wear it to hang around the house. (Right now, I’m sitting here comfortably in this outfit as I write this blog post.) I don’t always wear my hair spiked up, but when I do, I like to make my outfit a little more edgy. Here I go again with my pops of red!
7. Add a pin to your blazer
I added a pin to both of the blazers just for a little bit of extra fun. The look on the left has a red lips pin from Forever 21, and the look on the right has a flower pin that I got from H&M forever ago! Adding a pin can add a little pizzazz. 😉
8. Jacket dress
I just got this dress, and am so obsessed with it. I love that it is so classically sexy. Add a red lip, some heels, or a fedora, and you are good to go!
I also love that they added a belt to the middle of the dress so that it could give me that hourglass illusion!
Here are a few more of my favorites that I found at my favorite store of all time, New York & Company!
- #1- 7th Avenue Zip-Waist Jacket, $29.99
- #2- 7th Avenue Coral Open-Front Jacket, $79.95
- #3- 7th Avenue One-Button Jacket, $89.95
- #4- Gabrielle Union Collection Crop Trench Coat, $99.95
- #5- 7th Avenue Blue Soft Jacket, $79.95
All of the brightly colored ones will look fabulous with a plain black, white, or graphic tee. I have so many black, white, and gray clothes that I could probably wear something new every day underneath one of these blazers for a whole month without wearing the same thing twice! I am also considering snapping up this yellow crop trench coat so I can do an April O’Neil cosplay from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
How do you like to wear your blazers? Are there any other menswear trends for women that you really like? Tell me all about it!
Until next time…