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Let’s Talk Blazers

Let’s talk blazers! Blazers have been in style for a while now. They’re a great choice for adding structure to an outfit. Whether you’re wearing one in the business world or for the finishing touch to a weekend outfit. Blazers are a great option!

It seems fair to say blazers are a classic piece of clothing. Perhaps even considered conservative. With that said the thing that excites me about blazers is how they can be worn in ways that are outside the traditional sense. Nonetheless, whether worn a classically or as a way to add a unique touch; blazers can be worn in so many different fashions. They really are an extremely versatile piece of clothing. A closet staple for sure!

Origin

Did you know initially blazers were worn in boats by rowers at Oxford and Cambridge University? The first time the world blazer appeared was in 1952 which referred to the red jacked worn by Cambridge’s Lady Margaret Boat Club as a “red guernsey or ‘blazer’”. Red in color it was referred to as blazing red- leading to the name blazer! (Town and Country, “How the Blazer Got Its Name, 2015). Eventually these rowers started wearing them outside the confines of the boats and they became known as somewhat of a letterman’s jacket. Which eventually trickled down to everyday fashion. How fascinating that the structured finishing touch to the outfits we wear today was once worn strictly for functional purposes; keeping rowers warm while rowing.

I’ve owned a couple blazers throughout the years; ended up giving them away. Kicking myself for that decision now. A classic like a blazer may go out of style for a while. But it always manages to make its way back. I’d be rocking them if they were still in my closet.

You’ll see women wearing blazers for day wear; paire

d with boyfriend jeans, and sneakers. Blazers are a great addition to creating a sassy out for date night; with a lace tank, ankle jeans, and heels. Or for a classic look paired with a turtleneck, dark skinny jeans, and booties.

Play up the Masculinity

lets talk blazers

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Tan Blazer*similar

Tan Blazer*similar

Madewell Jeans*exact

Madewell-tshirt*exact

Blue bag*similar

High Top Converse*similar

This blazer has a business like feel with the material, padded shoulders, and double-breasted buttons. The compelling detail is the mix of professional and casual attire. Pair your business blazer with a casual tee, boyfriend denim, and sneakers. It’s interesting to pair unexpected items together. A great way to get creative with your wardrobe.

Preppy Fun

lets talk blazers

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Booties*exact

Blazer*similar

Turtleneck*similar

Madewell Jeans*exact

Brown Bag*similar

Equestrian in look and feel. The plaid pattern adds a preppy touch to the blazer. Pair it with a cream turtleneck and dark skinny jeans for a classic outfit. Instead of wearing a pair of riding boots; opt for Chelsea booties to add a unique touch.

Give it Some Sass

lets talk blazers

Sweater Blazer*Exact

Tory Burch Purse*Exact

Green Lace Camisole*Exact

TopShop Leopard Print Heels*Exact

Madewell Necklace*Exact

Step Hem Jeans*Similar

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Sweater blazers are a fun way to add a blazer to your closet. They’re more casual. The perfect mix of a cozy cardigan and structured blazer. I love the way this outfit came together. It’s sassy and sophisticated. Pair your sweater blazer with a lace tank, frayed ankle skinny jeans, and a pair of leopard print heels for a polished day to night outfit. The masculine style of a blazer paired with feminine pieces like a lace tank and heels is a great way to mix styles and create a visually compelling outfit.

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