Maybe you just graduated college and are realizing you need to build a business wardrobe, or maybe you are wanting to revamp your office style. The piece of clothing that can make an entire look for work is the blazer. Not only is it appropriate for the office, but there is a sense of confidence that comes with putting on a nice blazer. Understanding your options and what works best for you is key to bringing fab to your workplace wardrobe.
Back in black: This is the starter pack for business attire. The black blazer will always be a must-have, and worth buying a good quality one. For your basic black blazer, you will want to find the best fit for your body type, or really what makes you feel the most comfortable in when you put it on. Don’t be afraid to get one that has a little flare, like with gold buttons. This will be perfect to look perfectly polished for your big presentation.
Bring in some color: A great way to emphasize that “look good, feel good” mentality is by incorporating some color into your closet. Colors have feelings and emotions associated with them. By picking that red blazer, you will come off as powerful. With a nice royal blue one, you can give off an aura of wisdom and understanding. View these as almost a mood jacket, or rather, a what-you-want-your-mood-to-be blazer.
Try white even after labor day: It seems that whole “no white after Labor Day” rule is a thing of the past. White blazers are a great way to make your presence known and be remembered. Just like power poses, there are power outfits, and a white blazer can pull that all together. Consider rocking one of these on your next interview, and you will be sure to leave an impression right off the bat.
Boyfriend fit: Color aside, playing around with different fits of blazers is another clever way to update a classic. The blazers that are all over the runways lately are oversized, more of a boyfriend fit. These are super popular because they tend to work well on most body types. A great look is to pair a boyfriend fit blazer with a pair of high-waisted pants. It is a way to combine the oversized look on top, but the more fitted style on the bottom.
Casual Friday: So you think that blazers are only good Monday through Thursday? Not quite. Put your blazer on top of a cute blouse, jeans, and a pair of booties, and you have a complete look for casual Friday. Plus, this transitions perfectly for your after work happy hour!
Erin Regan, otherwise known as @ConvenientlyFabulous, is passionate about the look good, feel good mentality. When she is not rocking a classic rock band tee and leggings, she is finding ways to combine bohemian and classic styles. To follow her style watches and mindfulness tips follow her at convenientlyfabulous.com.