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5 Ways To Work A Blazer Outside The Boardroom

 
by Jharna Pariani

5 Ways To Work A Blazer Outside The Boardroom, My Fashgram

As much as we love the ever-so-chic blazer, it’s difficult to be excited about a piece that’s constantly in our corporate rotation. Thankfully all it takes is a little switch with some fun blazer to liven-up your otherwise preppy mainstays while still maintaining a slick flair. Ahead, look out for five fresh outfit ideas to breathe new life into the boardroom staple you already love.

Oversized blazers were a huge trend on the runway at Fall ’17 fashion week with designers like Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang and Dries Van Noten among the noteworthy few who took a liking to the ’80s power padded shoulder look. So it comes as no surprise when we decided to focus our attention to a key trend this season. In the spirit of embracing seasonality, we found 10 trendy jackets that you can add to your closet right now, whether you’re bracing for the forthcoming nippy weather or or if you’re simply looking to put together the perfect #OOTD insta-post, we’ve got a blazer waiting for you.

Dress-me-up

Pair a statement blazer with a form-fitting frock for a dressy, polished yet feminine look. Accentuate the waist by cinching with a belt and accessorise with a sleek clutch and ankle-strap heels.

Blazer, EMBROIDERED VELVET JACKET, My Fashgram

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Blazer, BLAZER WITH SEQUINS, Zara, My Fashgram

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Offset a print

Opt for a fresh white or pale pink blazer over a floral printed outfit. Nothing like a sharp and solid contrast to compliment an overly feminine look. Keep the look minimal with neutral accessories to help make the jacket a main focus.

Blazer, Puffed sleeves jacket, Mango, My Fashgram

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Blazer, Metallic fastening blazer, Mango, My Fashgram

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Casual slick

A blazer is one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. Why? It’s laid-back look allows you to dress it up or down for day and night. Which is why it makes for the perfect transitional companion over your otherwise regular casuals. Just pop on a pair of statement shoes and you’re good to go!

Blazer, FRAYED CHECKED BLAZER, Zara, My Fashgram

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Blazer, COLORFUL MASCULINE BLAZER, Zara, My Fashgram

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Borrowed from the boys 

There’s nothing like an androgynous take to liven up your cocktail style. Pair these beauties with a lacey top or bralette underneath and an overly feminine pair of statement earrings like a chandelier or tasseled pair for a gorgeous head-turning look.

Blazer, SHORT PINSTRIPED JACKET, Zara, My Fashgram

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Blazer, VELVET CONTRASTING TUXEDO COLLAR BLAZER, Zara, My Fashgram

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Classy chic

Trends come and go but statement jackets are here to stay! Get dramatic this season in a sultry velvet suit or a caped blazer for a high-octane runway-inspired look. Pair them with glam accessories and feel free to put on a show!

Blazer, Velvet wrap blazer, MANGO, My Fashgram

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Blazer, VELVET JACKET WITH PASSEMENTERIE, Zara, My Fashgram

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