Want to smarten up your look without looking too formal? Try on a Blazer. The blazer is a versatile fashion staple that every woman should have. I must admit that blazers are one of my favorite items in my wardrobe. They are perfect for spring/summer on cool days that aren’t cold enough for a coat. Gone are the days when people thought Blazers were only meant for formal occasions or for older more mature women. These days, blazers come in different shapes, styles, and colors, for different occasions. If you are interested in purchasing one, you should know the basic tips to get the perfect fit. The right blazer could dress you up or dress you down depending on what you have in mind. There are attires that require a loose-fitting blazer, and there are those that require a tighter-fitting blazer. When picking a blazer, it’s important to get one that fits you the way you want. I won’t advise buying blazers online unless, of course, you are a returning customer. Blazers are best tried on at the store so you can decide what size flatters your body shape the most.
Wondering what style of blazer to get? There are several styles of blazers out tailored for different occasions. My advice is to experiment with as many as you can get your hands on.
Don’t be afraid to try an oversize blazer
Super loose blazers are called boyfriend-fit blazers. The name comes from the fact that the blazers are often tailored to be oversized and look like something from your boyfriend’s closet. They are good for a more casual but polished look and are particularly flattering for rectangular body types. A good way to wear one is to match it up with a tank top, camisole, or T-shirt over a pair of jeans. Don’t forget to pull on a pair of comfortable, casual shoes to finish off the look.
Try on a single-breasted blazer
Single-breasted blazers have a single row of buttons to close the blazer. The key to buying one is to get one that fits and is well-tailored to your body shape. They can be worn over jeans, a skirt, etc
Look formal with a double-breasted blazer
Double-breasted blazers are a bit dressier and more formal. It’s best to pair this blazer up with matching trousers. They are too formal to be worn over jeans but to each their own.
Experiment with an open front blazer
Open front blazers do not have any buttons enclosing the blazer. They tend to have a draped look and are very flattering for women with larger bust sizes. They can be accompanied with jeans, T-shirt, and converse for a more casual look, or worn with matching trousers and a blouse for a more formal look.
– It is always best to shop for blazers at the store so you can try them out yourself
– Don’t be afraid to experiment with oversize blazers. When buying boyfriend blazers, pay attention to the sleeves and shoulders so they aren’t out of proportion to your body.
– Don’t buy blazers that are too small for your shoulders, you will find it hard to move your arms around.
– Take special care of your blazers, especially if they are pricey.
– Accessorize with Jewellery to take your look to a different level, but don’t overdo it. The rule of accessorizing is, less is more.