September 28, 2009 at 1:26 pm , by Gabrielle Porcaro
Gab, I really want to rock a boyfriend blazer this season, but the only way I know how to wear the look is with a pair of jeans. How do I make this trend work-appropriate? – Tricia
Tricia, how funny you should ask that question! We just did a 1 jacket, 4 ways story in our October issue! A blazer is a great way to dress up jeans but it’s certainly not the only way you can rock it—here are some options:
Over a dressy dress: Blazers are excellent over dresses. Just make sure the dress isn’t too long or it can look dowdy. As seen in look one of our story, it can play down a fancier frock.
Over a summer dress: Blazers can elevate a casual dress and make it last through summer and into fall. Throw one over a thin strapped sundress or a light weight cotton shift dress. I wore a blazer over a beach cover-up this summer and no one could tell the dress was strapless.
With trousers: Wearing a blazer with miss-matched trousers is a great way to break away from a boring suit and still look corporate—as seen in the image above from our fall fashion story.
With skirts: Pair it with a pencil or mini skirt. Add some tights and heels or boots for a cute preppy look.
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