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31 Aug

Blazers that are destined to elevate your look

Written by Nateisha Scott

Image by Abisola Alaka

Style is subjective, and while that may mean buying into the odd trend piece to inject something new into your wardrobe or sticking to your own uniform, it’s personal to each of us. However, if we’re discussing wardrobe mileage, a blazer would be the ideal solution. In any wardrobe, at any time of year, on any budget, or in any style, a blazer will work. Blazers come in a variety of styles, tailoring, accentuated cuts, and billowing silhouettes, and there isn’t a blazer out there that isn’t destined for greatness. 

No matter which blazer you choose, you’ll be able to take your look to a new level by pairing it with a tracksuit and trainers, leggings and heels, or a dress and boots. So we’re sharing the best style of blazers to shop right now…

Oversized tailoring

Oversized tailored blazers have held their own these past few seasons, and while a far cry away from a fitted silhouette, an oversized blazer can be as equally polished as casual. The large blazer with broad shoulders, wide lapels, (think 90s movies!) is excellent for matching suit moments or wearing with leggings, a t-shirt, and sneakers. To avoid an oversized blazer from swamping you, look for blazers that taper at the waist, automatically creating an hourglass shape or simply roll/fold the sleeves for a boxy relaxed fit. Keep the top as fitted underneath to balance the oversized apparel.

Interesting designs

While blazers are a classic wardrobe staple, it doesn’t need to be boring. Play with exciting designs and shapes to elevate your look. Does it play with exaggerated shoulders? A cut-out waist? Interesting belt detail? Or even print?

Sharp and fitted

Saint Laurent execute these blazers exceptionally well. This style is perfect for any ensemble and when you find the right one, it screams ‘polished,’ and that you have your life together. Confidence in a jacket, we need at least one power suit.

When you find the blazer style that suits you, hold onto it.