If there’s one garment that adds instant polish to any ensemble, it’s a blazer. Worn over everything from jeans to skirts and dresses to even shorts, it adds the perfect element of sophistication for work or for play. The beauty of a blazer is the way it instantly transforms an outfit—a casual ensemble can become a chic statement just by adding a tailored blazer, or a bold-colored jacket can make a formal look much less stuffy!
I buy blazers everywhere from Target to thrift stores, Nordstrom to vintage boutiques. Here are a few of my favorites, worn as looks you can try for your workday or the weekend.
For Day to Night: Mustard, Emerald, & Leopard
As I like to say, there aren’t any rules when it comes to mixing colors—so why not mix in a print as well? This look is professional enough for day, but the pumps make it fun enough for night.
For a Party: Sequins & Pleats
The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still wear shiny, glamorous sequins! To downplay the sparkle factor, opt for sequins in muted colors, like army green or navy blue.
For Casual Friday: Instant Chic
The easiest way to go chic in an instant? Throw a blazer over your favorite jeans and top.
Blazer: Forever 21
For Brunch With the Ladies: Conjuring Fall
When it comes to wearing a staple time and time again, playing with fabrics and colors is the key. This blue velvet blazer is a unique twist on the classic, but it’ll always be in fashion.
For a Date: Nighttime Basics
Dressing-up classic denim is my favorite fashion pastime. When all else fails, throw on your fave pair of jeans and add nighttime basics: a blazer and pumps!
SF Bay Area based Tanesha Awasthi is a fashion blogger on a mission. Her site, GirlWithCurves.com, offers outfit inspiration, style and shopping advice to the curvy community. Though she started the blog as a way to share her love of fashion, it's turned into a movement for change, with an overwhelming following in less than two years since inception. Awasthi's mission is to change lives through fashion, by encouraging positive body image and self-esteem, while having fun getting dressed. She breaks fashion rules on a regular basis, with the belief that 'any trend is wearable for any body shape and size, with the right fit.'More from this Author