If you google “women’s black blazer” you get over 6 million results. So, why is it that most women don’t seem to be wearing this classic? Or even own this wardrobe staple. Perhaps working in a casual office and wearing a black blazer feels a bit stuffy. I would agree this classic can come off too conservative or boring. However, if you add the word “celebrity” to that search you will get over 2 million results. Everyone from Jennifer Anniston to Kim Kardashian is wearing this wardrobe essential. In July, Elle Magazine published their top Women in Suits: Ladies who Got it Right. The list is impressive, the looks are even better.
So why aren’t we (those of us who aren’t celebrities) wearing this on-trend item. My guess, how to style a black blazer in this day of street style, casual Friday, be sure to express your personal style, world is a challenge.
Well, I would say “What was old is new again!”. Contrary to widely held belief (including my mother’s) the black blazer is not “out of style”. Here are a few tips that are sure to get this classic back into your wardrobe.
Black Blazer Style for the Office
Whether you work in a corporate office or in a more laid-back setting, a black blazer is always appropriate. Style your black blazer with a dress, a pencil skirt or jeans and you will gain the flexibility to really show off your own personal style. Add your favorite shoe or jewelry and the blazer will elevate your look without making it feel to serious.
Black Blazer Weekend Looks
Layered over a graphic tee with your favorite pair of jeans and your blazer can go from work-to-weekend seamlessly. Not into the retro look? Layer over leggings, t-shirt and add your favorite converse sneakers and you are ready for shopping with the girls or brunch on Sunday. Want a few more ideas on how to style this classic, watch my video on how to style a black blazer.
Date Night - Black Blazer Style
I love the menswear tuxedo look. Not much to say here other than, keep those killer heels ready. This will keep this look feminine. Not into that much skin? Drape your blazer over your shoulders with your favorite off-the-shoulder dress or blouse. I promise, you will be happy to have this wardrobe staple to keep you warm but stylish as the weather gets cooler.
Questions or comments on how to style this classic? Leave a comment below. I would love to hear how you style the classic black blazer.
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