Classic. Timeless. Sophisticated. The all-season blazer is the solution to every nothing-to-wear woe.
Gone are the days where this statement piece was confined to interview rooms and Wall Street offices; this bad boy has wiggled its way into our casual and formal wardrobes (if it hasn’t, where have you been?!) and we’re seriously addicted.
From slouchy designs for daytime duties to more structured silhouettes for after-dark escapades, knowing how to wear a blazer for any event that drops into your social calendar can leave you at your wits’ end.
That’s why we’ve brought in the big guns. Christy, a social media manager, clothing queen and creator of fashion and beauty blog, Style Rarebit, has fed our style souls and shown us three empowering ways to wear our classic black blazer.
For Powerful Workwear
You may eye roll at the thought of formal dress codes, but the key to spicing up your daily ‘black trousers and a blouse’ comfort zone is right under your nose.
The timeless blazer is nothing new by any means, but style this sharp silhouette beauty the right way and you’ll look and feel like you own everything.
Take your look to the next level by draping a camel coat around your shoulders and rocking some cat-eye shades for a final look that shows you mean business.
She told us: “layer it over anything and it’ll help to give you more of a workwear vibe, while still being a versatile piece in your wardrobe.”
For After-Dark Sophistication
Taking your vibe from boardroom to bar when the clock hits 5pm has never been so easy with this effortless dress styling.
Christy’s top tip:“I also used a belt to fold over the dress so that it worked with the length of the blazer. This is one of my best tips, as sometimes if it’s too long, it can look frumpy”.
For Elevated Everyday Chic
The unsuspecting blazer might not spring to mind when it comes to daytime dressing, but it’ll be your knight in shining armour when you want to stay comfortable and look divine while you do it.
Whether you’re brunching with your best friend or simply nipping for bread and milk, wearing your blazer casually with a soft slogan sweatshirt and slim joggers will give you the comfort you’re pining for.
Christy’s choice of accessories to finish off this look is to die for too. Complete the monochrome fantasy with white lace-up trainers and add some metallic va-va-voom with chunky gold hoops.
Fashion queen Christy advises: “wear anything under a blazer and it will look put together. I’ve been wearing sweatshirts and hoodies under my blazers a lot recently and I like the look, especially when you keep it monochrome.”
Style it like Christy and experiment with a staple blazer this season. We’d love to see what fabulous looks you can come up with too, so go wild and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram #MyPeacocks for a chance to be featured on our page!