4 Ways to Wear a Blazer

A Blazer is something that is never on trend because they are ALWAYS on trend. Trends merely pay them a visit from season to season: longline, cropped, mannish, jacquard, double breasted. Just ask Yves Saint Laurent. He knows. 

Essentially like The Jean and The White Shirt the blazer is here to stay and for very good reason. They are so versatile and can instantly transform any outfit. Remember seeing Madonna voguing in a suit jacket? The iconic image of Mic marrying Bianca in a Tux and in recent years no Marant Girl worth her salt is seen without one.

We took one of our favourite blazers each and had a play with 4 different occasions to show you how well they work. Alice wore a vintage blazer which actually used to be her dad’s {he’s pretty dapper} but you can shop similar here and here. Hannah wore a high street sale score, get the look here and here.

Versatile for so many looks, in our humble opinion this is a wardrobe Must Have.

1.DATE Night

How cute does it look when you see a guy in a shirt and a girl with his jacket slumped over her shoulders. Well these date night outfits are a nod to that idea. The longline of these blazers work well to counter balance the short length of the skirts and an ankle boot tones down the look but would work equally well with a heeled sandal or sexy high court shoe. Just think Kate Moss. We are pretty obsessed with these fun knits too by Joanie, perfectly cheeky for date night.

Alice wears top by Joanie, leather skirt by Urban Outfitters {similar here) boots by River Island {similar here}, bag by Hill & Friends

Hannah wears top by Joanie, skirt by Next {similar here}, boots by Mango {similar here}, bag by Radley, necklace by Muru, choker by asos

2.WEEKEND Mooching

On the weekend everyone wants comfort, right?! These looks are a play on a masculine/feminine mix with the girly pleated skirts contrasting against the oversize manly jacket. a comfy basic knit and clean trainers finish off the look for a fresh, modern look. For now when its freezing just add tights and midi length sock boots or your favourite {and must have shoe for ss17} a leather loafer.

Alice wears top by Crumpet, vintage skirt {similar here) trainers by L.K.Bennett, necklace by Thought Blossoms, bag by See by Chloé {similar here}

Hannah wears top by H&M, skirt by asos {similar here}, necklace by Muru, necklace by Missoma, bag by Chloé, shoes by H&M {similar here}

3.BRUNCH Date

You know when you want to dress up but don’t?! {or is that just us?!} Well this look is perfect for a brunch date with your BFF’s. Casual denim jeans are dressed up with a blazer and boot combo for that smart casual feel. A stripy tee is also something that every gal needs, we have a handful each and love this Taylor Wren one, plus a neutral, tan statement bag also works well to give the look a polished edge. Come Spring we’ll be swamping  jeans for denim mini’s and flat leather sandals.

Alice wears top by Violet & Wren , jeans by H&M {similar here) boots by Next {similar here}, bag by Mulberry {similar here}

Hannah wears top by Mango, vintage jeans by Levis, boots by Next {similar here}, bag by Chloé, belt by asos

4.DAY to NIGHT

This look is perfect for day to night dressing. Theres something that always looks so put together about leather trousers and a blazer, dontcha think? We’ve styled these skinny leather ankle zip detailed leggings with studded ankle boots. A skinny leg with flat chunky boot looks stylish but is also dare we say it practical because when you have sh!t to get done that’s just what you need. These quirky tongue in cheek logo t-shirts by Intodust add a fun element to the look and we’d be doing a quick switcheroo to multi strap mary janes come the p.m.

Alice wears top by Intodust, trousers by Zara {similar here) boots by Dune London, bag by Subella London

Hannah wears top by Intodust, trousers by H&M {similar here}, boots by Topshop, bag by Chanel, necklace by Missoma, choker by Accessorize {similar here}

So, what do you think? Do you agree that The Blazer is a wardrobe must-have? If you think so you might like to shop our pick of our favourite ones here:

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