A fitted blazer not only slims and trims, but it also adds instant polish to any outfit. Available in many colors, and with different accents, whether black or lipstick red, one-button or two, it’s a versatile piece for any occasion. Where are we wearing ours? Pretty much everywhere from the office to the post-work drinks, date night to weekend errands and with a host of unexpected pairings like maxi dresses, shorts and even our glitziest getups. Ready to rock your blazer? Here’s how:
1. Sunday Brunch
Leave the blazer open and show off the bright pop of color from a fun belt that highlights your natural waist. Keeping the top simple allows for some fun with bottoms. High-waisted jersey harem pants in interesting patterns and color spice your look, while your blazer paired with a clean, fitted white tee says classic, cool, comfortable—PERFECT.
2. Dinner & Drinks
Pair the V-Neck of the blazer with a v-neck cocktail dress to accentuate the waist and draw the attention to the great statement necklace you’re no doubt rocking. Another great way to dress it up is to leave the blazer open and pair with a wrap dress without a bulky tye, like a classic from DVF or Anna Scholz.
3. Running Errands
Have fun with layers and keep a simple cotton long-sleeve visible under your blazer’s rolled-up cuffs. Breton stripes are often feared by the plus size figure, but the horizontal stripes help to further accentuate the waist when paired with a fitted blazer! If you desire a bit of pizzazz, pair the tops with a colorful pair of jeans, playfully cuffed at the ankle.
4. Business Casual
The fitted blazer IS business casual, so don’t be afraid to experiment with unusual accents, like an embroidered belt or silk pants. Don’t you look smart!